The Magic of a Book

New worlds held within a page,
Actors primed on centre stage,
Ever ready to transport
A reader to King Arthur's Court,
Meet Gloriana, Virgin Queen,
And show us things we've never seen
A dragon majestic, wings unfurled,
A cat on a witch's hearthstone curled,
The fairies dancing in a ring,
A siren without a song to sing,
Or even worlds close to our own
But set when Time's wings have not flown.
When knights on warsteeds braced the lance,
When regal ladies moved to dance,
When hansom cabs drove horses fleet
And a violin sang over Baker Street.
The worlds are there, they wait for you
To tell you tales you know are true
Somehow, somewhere, if only we'd look,
Hidden away in a simple, little book.

Poetry by Mklnay
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Written on 2010-12-05 at 11:16

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Nils Teodor The PoetBay support member heart!
Beautifully written
and spellbinding
tastes of how words
can take you into
the realm of magic worlds

Thanks for sharing

The art of reading, perfectly captured, with the emphasis on the "worlds" open to us in a book, enjoyed your rhyming too.

Life without books would have been no life at all . . . or more accurately there would be only our own and not all the other lives that we get to live for awhile in the pages of books. How bored and boring we would be without them.

John Ashleigh
I always get lost in a book - just as I got lost in your poem. A lovely peice of literature. Keep writing, I'm looking forward to another poem.

Your friend,