Alicia Patti

Rookie (Boston, MA)

Alicia Patti Poems

41. Conjurers 2/16/2007
42. Books 1/25/2007
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Books

My favorite bookmark
smells of cherry wood;
each time I read, its smell
compels me to proceed.
Sometimes the words themselves
take on the cloying scent,
each page a trip to other worlds, where
adventures wait and beckon me.

I bask in their exotic spices,
the candied plums of each enchanting land.
Golden days and warm Sicilian
nights caress me tenderly.
And now I see the vineyards of Tuscany!

Amid these colorful bazaars,
with their amazing images,
their heady scents of frankincense
and cherry wine, my head
begins to swim from...

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Memories Of Childhood

How they haunt me still
like playmates’ naughty taunts.
The old church bell
the lilacs’ smell,
the lilting daffodils.
Narrow, cobbled streets,
sidewalk market stalls;
old crones bleating sales
down at Fanueil Hall;

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