For Love of a Book #freeverse

For Love of a Book

Shelley writing, posthumous portrait by Joseph Severn 1845
Shelley writing, posthumous portrait by Joseph Severn 1845 PD|100yrs

Beneath the garden wall

I found you as I was reading,

Feeling small, feeling alone.

But the written word came to life and

When you triumphed

Or when you loved

My heart was lifted.

You led me willing to your secret land

And I will never be the same

As before I entered these pages.

Let this story never end, please?

Let it go on and on,

And may you always remain.

Who I was has washed away

My heart has dashed upon your shore

O book, you’ve claimed me

I’m not the one I was before.


© Connie J. Jasperson 2015, All Rights Reserved

Connie J. Jasperson is an author and blogger, and a regular contributing member of the Edgewise Words Inn staff.


Author: conniejjasperson

Connie J. Jasperson lives in Olympia, Washington. A vegan, she and her husband share five children, a love of good food and great music. She is active in local writing groups, an editor for Myrddin Publishing Group, and is a writing coach. She is an active member of the both the Northwest Independent Writers Association and Pacific Northwest Writers Association, and is a founding member of Myrddin Publishing Group. Music and food dominate her waking moments. When not writing or blogging she can be found with her Kindle, reading avidly.

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