Book Marked

Written for the Imaginary Garden with Real Toads, Dark Poetry for the Cruellest Month (Day 5 of 13) – Care to Swirl with Me?, and linked to Poets United (Poetry Pantry, 297).

“Book Marked”

I have words
brewing tales in my blood,
building worlds for all the characters
written on my heart’s skin, shaping them to be born.
They’ve taken marrow and bone and spelled
their essence into dark ink
and canvas.
I’m book marked
and dependent on words.
My muse stays high on self-crafted dreams;
wild dreams, which we must spell and pen into the world
unboxed. I could live on the right words,
sipping poems and tales,
birthing worlds.

Celtic Raven Bookmark, by Eliora“Celtic Raven Bookmark”, by Eliora
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97 thoughts on “Book Marked”

  1. Oooh this is delicious writing Magaly 😀 especially love the images of one living on the right words, sipping poems and tales, birthing worlds… sigh this is beautifully penned 😀

    Lots of love,

  2. I’m book marked
    and dependent on words.

    Such a perfect poem with its hourglass shape and dedication to the words and art of writing.

  3. I love this one! Already on excellent buying *cough terms with Eliora and that bookmark also resides with me 🙂

  4. Ooh, love the combination of the visual aspect of this format and the words. Our stories can swirl around us, with all those wonderful possibilities to explore blowing about like dandelion wishes. Love this!

    • They do, don’t they? The wrap us like a cloak and squeeze our middles, all in the same moment. They shape us as we try to shape them, and then we birth each other–sometimes screaming. 😀

  5. These two phrases, “I have words/brewing tales in my blood,” and “I’m book marked/and dependent on words..” really echo each other well, and make a sort of structure to hang the quilt of your poem upon–only your creative mind could have thought to bottle the little wind-blown mist of a title for later consumption! Thanks for getting me to write with this Magaly–it was a good feeling, as was reading this poem.

    • I think, that every now and again, we need to take our old carcasses through the list of what we’ve birthed, so that we can remember what we have learned since. I think that kind of experience refuels us… into creating more titles to go back to when we need to.

  6. Amazing work, “They’ve taken marrow and bone and spelled their essence into dark ink
    and canvas”…..I can picture the chaos deep within weaving together a creation of words. Excellent artwork as well.

  7. This is the epitome of vital truth: “I have words
    brewing tales in my blood.”

    And I love that in a post you titled, “Book-marked” you have shared such a gorgeous bookmark with us and linked us to Eliora’s etsy shop, but when I tried to go check out her work, it said that the page could not be found 🙁

  8. This is one of my comments that isn’t actually a comment. But my email is down and so here I am. Due to some postal madness I had to claim the package which took a bit longer than anticipated.. But when I held it in my arms I had the most bright of smiles. I couldn’t wait to get in the car to open it. There were papers everywhere. I found your little letter and it was so beautiful with the purple cord around it. But when I saw two black out poems and the two crows I was delirious! Thank you thank you thank you!

    • I’m so glad you received the package and love it. I was beginning to wonder… But I know international mail can be a little wild at times, so I waited. I’m doing a little dance. 😀

  9. The imagery of sipping poems & tales from a huge mug, and then infusing them back out through writing tales and creating new realms for us to enter and discover. Thanks for your kind words on my blog, I’m getting better just some virus I picked up probably from a shopping cart or one of the dozen’s of people coughing on everything down the aisles (eww to invisible spew)

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