Monday, 16 May 2011

The Open Door

The open door
Reveals
A Wandering Jew
Bathed
In artificial light.
Its trailing leaves
Touch dusty books
Like searching
Fingers,
Eager for
The knowledge
That lies
Within.

Anna :o] 

With thanks to Tess at Magpie Tales

31 comments:

verseinanutshell said...

So beautifully put. Thanks. My Magpie: http://verseinanutshell.wordpress.com/2011/05/16/open-book/

Jingle said...

words do wonders.
a book could open doors.

beautiful magpie.

anthonynorth said...

And that knowledge is great, like your words.

Ann Grenier said...

Love your images and the fingers of the wandering Jew itchy to explore the books.

Friko said...

Another deceptively simple, yet perfect little gem.

Helen said...

I like this ... plants trailing over a book's edge. Nice image.

thingy said...

I love this, Anna. Gorgeous.

Glenn Buttkus said...

Rembrandt and Shakespeare
and you, all seem to have a
solid grasp of the concept
of the wandering jew, in the
earth and in literature, each
touching the other, each
weighing the same.

Irish Gumbo said...

What a wonderful visual that gave me, the leaves caressing the books. Gets right to the heart, bravo!

Brian Miller said...

you open the doors to our imaginations to take this and run...very nice verse...

Liz said...

Most excellent!

Henry Clemmons said...

Eager indeed. Loved it and your style. Always a great read.

jabblog said...

So much said in so few words - what a gift:-)

HyperCRYPTICal said...

Thanks for your very kind comments folks.

There is a history to this poem in that I wrote it twenty-five years ago. There is a reason why it has remained at the forefront of my memory banks - while others have just disappeared into who knows where.

I have just been itching for a 'suitable' prompt and could not believe it presented itself on Monday!

Anna :o]

Kathe W. said...

wonderful! You have such a gift ! Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving such noce comments.

Lolamouse said...

A beautiful description. I can see it clearly.

Rek said...

Simple and beautiful. A rich treat.

Vicki Munn said...

i did this today in fact, at my favorite antique mall...so many dusty books, so little time!

Steve Isaak said...

Excellent, love this.

Emily Young said...

and there's so much knowledge to be found there

Belinda said...

Evocative. This made me think of so many things. Very much like reading a good book with an open heart and mind.

versebender said...

So much inside those bound volumes..beautifully expressed. Vb

Laurie Kolp said...

Simply beautiful! I like that image with the (purple?) Wandering Jew touching the dusty books... great take on the prompt.

Grammy said...

You are very creative. I love your addition of another photo to complete the story. Thank too for your visit. I am honored. :)

Everyday Goddess said...

Plant life does have deep intelligence, so I'm not surprised to hear about its use of books! (lol)

HyperCRYPTICal said...

Thank you for your kind comments folks.

Love books - just love, love, love them!

Anna :o]

tarunima said...

so beautifully put anna:))
loved this!:)
and thanks for your lovely comments on my blog,keep visiting:))

rel said...

Anna,
I can see this image both literally and metophorically!

Anonymous said...

Somehow familiar :-)

HyperCRYPTICal said...

Thank you for your kind comments folks.

Anonymous - interesting comment! Do you perhaps know its history?

Ana :o]

Ken said...

Excellent, love this.