Rini Shibu

Gold Star - 93,723 Points (1978 / India)

Bookworm - Poem by Rini Shibu

When you are immersed in books
And soaked with words
And nothing else seems
more interesting
Brain works and gets tired
straining the particles of knowledge
But living inside books
you forget the beautiful world around
and  time runs ahead of you
leaving you behind

Topic(s) of this poem: books


Comments about Bookworm by Rini Shibu

  • Belle Wassermeister (8/11/2019 4:31:00 PM)

    Wonderful poem. I love getting lost in books and forgetting the world around me for a little while! (Report)Reply

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  • Rajnish Manga (7/30/2019 6:37:00 AM)

    Beautiful poem about the joy of reading books. But towards the end, it is observed that 'you forget the beautiful world around'. This, too, is a big tribute to the books and its readers. Thanks. (Report)Reply

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  • Kim Barney (2/21/2019 3:04:00 AM)

    I thought I had left a comment on this poem before, but I can't find it. Anyway, I love books and I love this poem. Thanks for posting, Rini. (Report)Reply

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  • Indira Renganathan (10/9/2018 7:44:00 PM)

    Very true....not to be a bookworm yet to remain a book reader is in our limitation.....a good theme finely crafted
    ...thanks for sharing this cute poem.. thank you Rini for your good comment on my poem also
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  • Narayana Aghalaya (10/9/2018 8:39:00 AM)

    An interesting concept brought out strikingly in this poem. We depend on books (of course, now the net) , 'missing the woods for the trees'. A lovely poem! (Report)Reply

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  • Rebecca Navarre (9/26/2018 4:17:00 PM)

    Ohh! .. :) Yea! .. Congratulations on poem of the day! .. :) (Report)Reply

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  • Rebecca Navarre (9/26/2018 4:12:00 PM)

    Very profound and deeply moving! .. Thank
    you ever so much for sharing this! .. Ever so
    many 10S! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! +++++
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  • (9/14/2018 11:28:00 AM)

    Lovely write...

    I am a proud omnivorous bookworm.... Thank you. Because I think,
    ഇത് എന്നെ ഉദ്ദേശിച്ച് എഴുതിയതാണ്. എന്നെ മാത്രം ഉദ്ദേശിച്ച്! He He! ! ! ! ! !
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  • Khairul Ahsan (9/7/2018 12:51:00 AM)

    'But living inside books
    you forget the beautiful world around
    and time runs ahead of you
    leaving you behind' - a point that we, the book lovers usually miss! Thanks for bringing to the fore this missed point.
    Heartiest congratulations on your poem being selected the 'Member Poem of the Day'.
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  • Dr Dillip K Swain (9/4/2018 10:47:00 AM)

    I was constantly reading beautiful comments of esteemed poets since last 24 hours! Really a very insightful piece of work! Belated congratulations! (Report)Reply

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  • Practicing Poetess (9/4/2018 12:21:00 AM)

    Congrats, Rini, for being selected for Member Poem of the Day! (Report)Reply

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  • (9/4/2018 12:06:00 AM)

    Wow! Rini! Congrats! What a surprise you have given on books! This is a real poem to read. This gives joy. (Report)Reply

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  • (9/3/2018 11:30:00 PM)

    Beauty of this poem is unforgettable. Effort of the poet in drafting this is admirable. (Report)Reply

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  • Jez Brul (9/3/2018 10:58:00 PM)

    WOnderful poem..congrats for being chosen as POD. Books can let us travel anywhere we go without visa and passport- unlimited.10+++++++ (Report)Reply

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  • Captain Cur (9/3/2018 10:49:00 PM)

    Live, laugh, love. Books have their value but everyday experiences and interactions with others is the key to how to apply the knowledge we learn from books. Books are necessary and great for a rainy day. Great poem Rini and even greater poem of the day! (Report)Reply

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  • Rose Marie Juan-austin (9/3/2018 8:20:00 PM)

    A beautiful poem with a meaningful message.
    Books are sources of knowledge. Yet, we cannot disregard
    the knowledge that we can get from the beautiful world
    around us and the experiences that we can derive from dealing with others.
    A well crafted and executed write.10++++
    Congratulations, Rini!
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  • (9/3/2018 6:59:00 PM)

    So true,
    A very well conceived poem
    That opens the eyes of many bookworms to the reality of life.
    Not only thru intellect does man live, we must also participate in the real world that's around us
    to complete our existence.
    Wisely and very brilliantly said.
    Well deserved, poem of the day, dear Rini.
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  • Raynolds Moseamedi (9/3/2018 6:38:00 PM)

    Beautiful, I love it, thank you for sharing. (Report)Reply

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  • Lyn Paul (9/3/2018 6:20:00 PM)

    So many stories to be told and read through books.
    I often find some good books in the opportunity shops.
    Lovely to read.
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  • (9/3/2018 5:36:00 PM)

    We love living inside books. Your effort in representing book in such a great lovely poem which is the poem of the day is definitely admirable. Congrats Rini Sibu! (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Poem Edited: Friday, August 24, 2018


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