From June 2016.




The Book Rack

I walked to 13 Medford Street
and popped into the Book Rack.
It's always an inviting atmosphere.
There's a bunch of smart ladies (plus Mike).

 

I popped into the Book Rack
to say hello and talk summer reading
with a bunch of smart ladies (plus Mike)
familiar to me from years of browsing.

 

I said hello and talked summer reading
with Brenda and Ellen, with Ann and Roxie,
familiar to me from years of browsing.
I even bought some second-hand books!

 

With Brenda and Ellen, with Ann and Roxie,
you can make special orders
and even buy some second-hand books:
Seamus Heaney, Nora Roberts, Pema Chodron.

 

You can make special orders;
they'll arrive within the week--
Seamus Heaney, Nora Roberts, Pema Chodron--
they come from vast warehouses!

 

They'll arrive within the week
from places close by and far off;
they come from vast warehouses
with thousands of hardcovers and paperbacks.

 

From places close by and far off,
people walk into 13 Medford Street.
With thousands of hardcovers and paperbacks,
it's always an inviting atmosphere.





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Written on 2020-01-13 at 09:33

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Coo & Co The PoetBay support member heart!
Ooh yes, very pleasant, Friend Tommo. Members of Coo & Co like the pantoum form very much, and we appreciate the atmosphere you evoke here. We're intrigued by '(plus Mike)' and we hope you're still enjoying your second-hand books :>)
2020-01-13


F.i.in.e Moods The PoetBay support member heart!
Have to agree, my kind of place and people, too. A fine Pantoum, as well, which is of course not a surprise coming from you :) Beautifully crafted. Form poetry is definitely a challenge (for me anyway). I've tried a few other forms, but definitely didn't produce anything this interesting as a result. Your way of writing and what you write about, always a pleasure to read. I say it all of the time, but sincerely, gros merci!
2020-01-13


ken d williams The PoetBay support member heart!
My kind of book store! My kind of people!
Ken D
2020-01-13