The book

A book is lying
on a bench in the park
and the pages are turned
by the wind.

The words are fading
and they drown in the rain
as the poem is washed
down the sewer.

A silence comes down
for a while all is lost
then the water finds way
to the sea.

A difference is made
on a shore, when a wave
comes on land and a gull
calls out loud.

A book is lying
on a shore, on a beach
and we think it was brought
by the wind.

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Comments on: "The book" (15)

  1. Oh, I love this.

    I have said that once before today, but I don’t mind saying it again

    Much Love

    David xxx

  2. cynthia jobin said:

    So simple and beautiful and begs many questions….is it still readable? Who will pick it up and try to read it? And will they throw it back down on the sand? Will the gulls peck at it? Will it eventually dissolve in the sea like all of fame and history? I’m getting carried away by your poem today!

    • Hi Cynthia, thank you very much! Indeed, so much might have happend before things wash ashore, each item has its own history! And what will happen next… 🙂

  3. Fabulous Ina!

    I dont usually “borrow” other people’s comments but I am borrowing Cynthia’s! I hope she doesnt mind 😊 L&H xx

  4. cynthia jobin said:

    Don’t mind at all, dear Christine, as long as you return it when you’ve finished using it! (Hello again, Ina. I’m borrowing your blog to send a message to Christine. Hope you don’t mind.)

  5. Now rhat Ina has seen it Cynthia, it is duly returned with many thanks for the loan thereof! 😊

  6. beautiful and very thought provoking poem.. leaves you wonder.
    groetjes 🙂 xxx

  7. creation is transitory and unless it sits on its ass in a museum it is eventually dissolved by time, weather, fading memories or death…like the life of a blossom or a sunset or you and me, its beauty rests in its fragility and its transience…

  8. So captures the random discovery of lost things, how their silence speaks to our imagination. Lovely, Ina! XO

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