Treasure Island

Res John Burman

(27th October 1942 to 'Not Yet! ' / London, Middlesex, England)

Book Shelves


Today
I have no time
For poetry and such
Today I must make bookcases
To make space for some of
This poetry
A-floor.

I’m tired
Of tripping up
On Kipling and Bukowski
And all of the Nav Works Bloggers
I will break my poor heart
For my poor art
Sometimes.

But not
My neck, not yet
Not too young to die now
But en-tir-er-ly too busy
To pop my clogs over
A pile of books
Unread.

16th March 2008

Submitted: Monday, March 24, 2008

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  • Mary Gordley (3/25/2008 10:32:00 PM)

    Oh I am so glad I did not miss this poem. You hit on one of my household's sticking points and made a very readable poem from this dilemma. I loved reading this thanks. (Report) Reply

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