Tuesday, February 07, 2006

"If a book were you"     [villanelle]

        If a book were you
        would you be hand-bound
        with staple & glue?

were your covers blue?
were your ink stone-ground
if a book were you?

                would you fiction do?
                could your verbs be nouned
                through staple & glue?

were your coeur in cru?
would your core astound
if a book were you?

                would your thoughts ring true?
                could your cap be gowned
                using staple & glue?

        could one quaff the brew
        in the goblet found
        of a book like you?
        with staple & glue?

4 Comments:

Blogger Blue Athena said...

Quite a post-modern take on villanelle. What with the ampersand et al!

Liked reading this! :)

Mon Feb 06, 10:29:00 PM PST  
Blogger Indeterminacy said...

I hope I will be leather bound. (I'm kind of a book snob).

Tue Feb 07, 02:59:00 AM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

applause!

creditable!

VM

Tue Feb 07, 06:46:00 AM PST  
Blogger ~River~ said...

Dog-eared, stained, full of marginalia--that's me.

Wed Feb 08, 06:50:00 AM PST  

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