It’s Metaphor Monday time again. I really fancy doing a Wimbledon special so give me a week and I’ll see what fab pictures I can find. Did anyone watch it? My eyes were welling up. Today’s treat is Book Speak by Laura Purdie Salas. The words are beautiful, the illos are beautiful and so funky.
If I had to pick a favorite I would have to say, If a Tree Falls. And here it is:
If a tree falls in the forest
with no ear to hear its fall,
does it make a crackling thunder
or descend in silent sprawl?
If a book remains unopened
and no reader turns its page,
does it still embrace a story
or trap words inside a cage?
Beautiful! And here is the book cover. Let’s see how many metaphors we can think up with these pictures:
post office in the sky
I’ll try and get on here to write a poem with them all, but if I don’t feel free to help me out. Bring on the metaphors and have a great day!
Under the post office in the sky
young Mary Poppins and her paper parasol
drive on water,
swimming through the traffic
in this literary shower,
delivering umbrella mail
while beez zpeak of heavenly books
on sherbert clouds.