Clive Blake

Silver Star - 3,473 Points (01/30/1954 / Cornwall)

To Have And To Hold - Poem by Clive Blake

Confused by DVD interactivity,
Lost in soulless Internet chatrooms,
Spied on by precision satellites,
Tracked down by mobile phone texters,
Hit by multi-media bombardment,
Tied up with twisted video tape,
Engulfed by ephemeral nothingness,
Brain awash with binary,
Consumed by CD ROM gigabytes.

Call me stuck in the past,
Say I'm not cool, but cold,
Because my ideal is a good book...
To have and to hold.

Topic(s) of this poem: book, books, media

Poet's Notes about The Poem

The audio is of the poet reading the poem, recorded by Steve Nunn of Cor Mmill Studios.

This poem can be found + photograph + audio, on a free to download iPhone/iPad App called ‘Phoetry1Free' produced by Ross Blewett.

I am happy for any individual, library or educational establishments to use this poem, as long as I am credited as its author and it is not used in any commercial way. This same permission goes for all of my poetry.

Comments about To Have And To Hold by Clive Blake

  • Rajnish MangaRajnish Manga (5/20/2017 2:58:00 AM)

    The simple pleasure of holding and reading a book is beyond compare. You have done well to put it vis-a`-vis its modern day digital versions. Thanks a lot. (Report)Reply

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  • Practicing PoetessPracticing Poetess (5/20/2017 1:59:00 AM)

    And I agree
    That a book to hold
    Is worth its weight in gold!
    Hmm, Clive like Clive Staples Lewis, another famous writer!
    First time I've noticed you on here- - I will definitely be reading you more!

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, May 20, 2017

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