Books connect to other books
concepts clarifies other concepts
web of connections
lifelines to sustain a tree, an ocean, a mind
“What are you talking about?”
from a voice I heard from behind me
I turned around and saw you.
I was astonished to see an angelic face
your cool blue eyes looking at me
“I’m sorry,” I said, “I’m thinking loud”.
Then silence followed my surprise.
I stammered, “I lost track
of progress of what I was thinking.
But now if I think of beauty
I will think of you
and will sustain me for a long time.”
I thought I was bold.
Your words froze me.
“Why would you say that?
You don’t know me.”
Before I could reply
you turned around and left.
I looked at you walking away
my vision of beauty fading away.
I was sitting still, still frozen.
I regretted it then and now
I didn’t follow you
to continue our dialogue.
I was left in the library, alone,
with my books and shelves
and shelves of silence.
note: I’m reading the Raven by Edgar Allan Poe and The Artist of the Beautiful by Nathaniel Hawthorne, 2 of several works for my eCourse on Fantasy and Science Fiction.