Emma Kessler

Trees Of Paper, Pools Of Ink - Poem by Emma Kessler

I pass the shallow pool
And the water nymphs smile up at me
Out of the water, with angelic, childlike faces

Fairies are hiding in the trees
If I look carefully I may see one
Blue, purple, brown with sparkling wings
That shimmer when they dance in the moonlight
Be quick and you might catch one

Night settles in and I must watch
For the darker things of the forest
Light a fire to keep away creatures and ghouls

Somewhere off in the distance
I hear a voice, it's calling my name
It grows louder, and clearer, until
I look up, from my book
Into my bedroom

It takes a while for the words to leave my mind
The ink stains that created images to disperse
It is only my sister searching for a lost thing
She hopes I may have

I turn back to my book
Read the words, flip the page
Absorbed, my adventure continues
I hear something, a creature
Rustling through the underbrush, coming closer
What could it be?
Quick! I must hide...........

Comments about Trees Of Paper, Pools Of Ink by Emma Kessler

  • (3/14/2010 11:48:00 AM)

    beautiful poem
    i liked it also because i love books too.
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  • (2/20/2010 9:21:00 AM)

    This is a very nice poem. That is exactly how I feel about my books just like it is my own world. I lovve it well done. (Report) Reply

  • (2/9/2010 3:42:00 PM)

    This poem has a the limpid clarity of a forest pool. I don't think you need the line of introduction (You repeat it at the end, so you must be worried that the poem's meaning won't be clear) . Just have confidence in what you've written. (Report) Reply

  • Naseer Ahmed Nasir (2/7/2010 9:56:00 PM)

    It was an amazing, truly amazing poem. Beautifully and spontaneously written. I was lost in the reading. The title was very catchy. You have a great poetic sensibility, Emma. Please keep writing. Best Wishes.

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  • (2/7/2010 6:09:00 PM)

    That was utterly amazing! Being an avid book reader I love getting lost in the pages. So annoying when someone pulls you back to reality, isn't it? =] gotta be a 10 (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Poem Edited: Saturday, February 27, 2010

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