A Word and a Question Walk into a Blog . . .
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Last month, I may have said something about working "elemental movement" into this month's poem. Please disregard that. =P
In the meantime, I hope you like my answer to what happens when a word and a question walk into a book blog . . .
Question: How high is the mountain?
Some stand at the base and think it too high,
Too quick to challenge the sky.
Some close to the peak will swear it still grows:
A secret everyone knows.
Here near the middle, where I make my home,
And up and down freely roam,
On both unknown way and well worn trail,
I am not bothered with scale.
How large my library? I cannot tell:
Yet I know it very well.
While the summit still looms over my head,
There is no ending to dread.
While the foundation stays firm for my feet,
There is no need to retreat.
And should I wander a little too far
From where familiar friends are,
Near treacherous slope or uncertain den,
I have an adventure then.
My number of books? I really don't know:
I stopped counting long ago.
This mountain as mutable as it is firm,
On which I live like a worm:
At once my home and a world unexplored,
Virgin land and dragon hoard.
Is new every morning, old every night,
And to my experienced sight
Each sunrise reveals a superior view;
The moon, what is strong and true.
What profit from reading? I earn no pay:
But life is lovely each day.
I hope you can tell that I was very happy with the word and the question I got this month. Making the connection between a library and a mountain was easy! =) I can't say I'm perfectly pleased with what I was able to do with that connection, though. Some parts of this poem are clearly superior to the others. If I had more time and more leisure (not to mention more talent!), I'd rise to the challenge of making this a true masterpiece; but as my circumstances stand, I think I'll settle with what I have. It doesn't seem so bad. =)