Saturday, October 18, 2008

What Is A Book?: A Saturday Poem

What Is A Book?

Ten thousand lifetimes.
Best thoughts of a best person.
An experience sandwich.
Vicarious intelligence.
The only proper moral education.
Living beyond oneself.
The surest reason for eyes.
My favorite walls.
The opposite of exaggeration.
Three thousand lifetimes.
An innate obsession.
Reason for a lunar landing.
Terminus of potential.
Potential of terminus.
Terminus ante quem.
Published power.
Vapor trail of what matters.
What keeps me, me.
Impossible to exaggerate.
More than one life.

© Ciprianowords Inc. 2008


patricia said...

Wonderful, as all your work is, sweetie.

"The surest reason for eyes" is my favourite.

cipriano said...

Thank you, Patricia.