The Sweet Days Die


the secret
this rough magic
the time of our time

imagine a place
paradise

chasing rumi
the name of the rose
a midsummer's night dream
the prophecies
of nostradamus

east of the sun
west of the moon

abundance

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This is a LATE response to Samuel's prompt over at dVerse Bar
Book Spine Poetry

These are books from my bedroom shelves. I suppose if I pick books from the girls' Young Adult collection it would be an apocalypse poetry! 





21 comments:

  1. I really like your selection -- it flows in such an effortless way -- a time capsule of awareness! :)

    Thank you for the breadcrumb, the visit and the comment --

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    1. Oh Becca, I love that - time capsule of awareness!

      Welcome again to dVerse!

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  2. Ninot Ma'am,
    A grand collection and smooth recollection of titles. Nicely!

    Hank

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  3. Hi Ninot! Stopping by to say hello, hope all is well. You have some interesting books, and you weaved the titles beautifully, ending in abundance, perfect! :)

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    1. Hi Loredana! Buon giorno…I am fine. Last week ended with my book Hikayat being a finalist in Malaysia's first ever live telecasted national Book Awards in both English Adult Fiction and Most Popular book. So I should be happy. But there again, we writers are always chasing the elusive.

      How else can we improve. Yet the harder we try, the harder it gets :-)

      Thank you for dropping by!

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    2. Wow, congrats on the Award. Bravissima! :)

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  4. nice...umberto eco! i like....
    and i like how abundance is left hanging out there
    giving it weight...

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    1. Thanks Brian! I loved this challenge by Sam. Sorry I could not participate more in dVerse these past few weeks. It has been kind of hectic.

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  5. What a richly contemplative stack of titles! Loved the poem you created from them.

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    1. Thanks Sherry. Just some books I quickly picked of the shelves. I read the prophecies of nostradamus to practice my French!

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  6. east of the sun
    west of the moon
    abundance...this is fantastic... an idea of location and then the abundance that kinda deepens and opens it..

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  7. Why, thank you Claudia! Imagine A Place and East of The Sun are lovely picture books for the kids, putting them here with all the books for adults was fun!

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  8. Abundance indeed Ninot ~ Lovely interesting titles & I think you should pick up the young ladies books too, smiles ~

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    1. Funny you should say that Grace. I just walked over to their room. Inkspell, The Book Thief, Dragonlores and The City of Dreaming Books have so much possibilities.

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    2. The book titles are imaginative ~ Smiles all the way from Toronto ~

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  9. This is wonderful! Books always transport you to another world, and this poem is similarly transportive, a magic carpet to faraway lands beyond the points of the compass, full of mystery and promise. Beautifully done!

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    1. Thank you so much Sam. I adore your prompts and challenges - just the thing to bring me back to poetry when I am sidetracked with the 1001 things that life throws at us.

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  10. You have written a wonderful 'spine poem, Ninot. Actually I would not have known it was a spine poem unless you mentioned it. Titles were masterfully arranged.

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  11. What a wonderful response. You really fitted them well together.. Glad I visited :-)

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  12. Wonderful response to the challenge. Love your titles - the poem they made is expansive, and thought provoking.

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