Sanctuary

Image result for old rocking chair photo black and white“A great book should leave you with many experiences, and slightly exhausted at the end. You live several lives while reading.”

― William Styron

“Books are a uniquely portable magic.”

― Stephen King

“You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.””

― C.S. Lewis

 _____________________

Sanctuary

I find it on rocking chairs,
one that creaks,
announces its age,
as screen doors often do,
the doors on farm houses

or the bones of grey men
who sink into slumber
and soft cushions,
the bones that ache
when grandchildren

need to play or hot soup
calls them to rise, perhaps,
one last time.
The easy back and forth
of a rocking chair

besides a small table
where a slender candle
offers the room what light it can,
enough to rock and read
forgotten stories etched

in books heavy with pages
that require a reader’s gentle hands,
palms warmed by the pulsing heat
of a dragon’s heart
each time a page is smoothed,

a dragon that creeps
between dark trees and cold stones,
planted and placed between a book’s covers
by poets who once rocked in old chairs,
abandoning their lives to wonder.


Inspired, in part, by a WordPress Daily Prompt.

Advertisements

3 thoughts on “Sanctuary

Say something!! Please?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s