Stephanie Dower

Rookie - 0 Points (17/09/90)

Books Are People - Poem by Stephanie Dower

The floorboards creak beneath my feet.
And a hush hangs in the air.
You can smell the dust and old.
Shops like this are rare.
If you listen carefully,
You can hear the muffled snores,
Of every single sleeping book,
In the whole book store.
Gently open up a Tome
And watch it stretch and yawn.
The charming fellow's cover is scuffed,
And some of his pages are torn.

How can anyone say,
That books aren't people or a race?
I say books are people,
Why else have they spines and a face?

Comments about Books Are People by Stephanie Dower

  • Gold Star - 12,597 Points Douglas Scotney (9/23/2015 8:35:00 PM)

    I accept the argument for its cuteness (Report) Reply

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  • Gold Star - 28,915 Points Kim Barney (9/23/2015 2:53:00 PM)

    Kay Staley said it best today. I will add my 'Amen' to everything she said! (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 5,961 Points Neran Sati (9/23/2015 1:33:00 PM)

    cute imagery, immaculate story telling - lovely choice, thanks! (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 2,190 Points Kay Staley (9/23/2015 12:48:00 PM)

    Wow. That's all that needs to be said, but since I'm in love with words, (who is to say that words are not also alive) I will say more. Very simple language, great rhyme scheme, great length (just long enough to get the readers attention and then drastically fade away) and a cute but sophisticated idea too. Very nice; I'm so glad that this poem got on the poem of the day. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 11,416 Points Seema Jayaraman (9/23/2015 11:46:00 AM) perfectly portrayed...loved this poem. (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,219 Points Babatunde Aremu (9/23/2015 9:22:00 AM)

    Yes, if you want to know about people, read their writings. Good thought (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 46,898 Points Edward Kofi Louis (9/23/2015 4:35:00 AM)

    Yes! The very works of mankind. Nice piece. (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,648 Points Jasbir Chatterjee (9/23/2015 4:15:00 AM)

    Lovely poem...thanks for sharing. Loved the last line, Books are people, why else have they faces and spines. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 14,671 Points Ratnakar Mandlik (9/23/2015 3:30:00 AM)

    Books are more than people because to read a book for first time is to make an acquaintance and to re rread the book is to meet an old friend. Nice poem. Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 5,220 Points Kinyua Karanja (9/23/2015 2:21:00 AM)

    Metaphor and personification is exceptionally employed, Books are people for sure. Nice one. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 441 Points Jim Hogg (4/19/2009 6:59:00 PM)

    You made me smile with this one, and transported me right into a secondhand bookstore I know conjured up the atmosphere well.... jim (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 2 Points Wojja Fink (10/17/2008 3:41:00 AM)

    I've read them all a few times now,
    they are all beautifuly wonderful,
    hope you continue to grace these pages, thank you.
    John (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 5,945 Points Lorraine Margueritte Gasrel Black (10/11/2008 7:26:00 PM)

    Very cute I. wrote a poem called Library.nice personification of bookish charactors.Another ten. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 180 Points Sathyanarayana M V S (10/11/2008 11:57:00 AM)

    A poem with authoritative language and expression. Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, October 11, 2008

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