Ode to reading

I’m linking up with Denise at Girlie On The Edge Blog where she hosts Six Sentence Stories and everyone is invited to write a story or poem constructed of six sentences based on a prompt word.

This week’s cue word is Marvel

Ode to reading 

Happy am I to allow conjured words to dance upon my stage,
The bliss of poetry tumbled from ink and sprinkled on the page.

Hungry am I to devour and read, poems, micro stories,
Five-thousand word tales, novellas on a leash, messages in a bottle.

The immersion into the belly of the beast of the epic novel,
Gifting tens of thousands of fibrous words as if spun from a throstle.

And just as oils and nutrients are essential for the skin,
The writer must read to grease the gears of creation from within.

You read you write, a revolution of inspiration, articles, reviews, blogs, papers
On socioeconomics, antagonists and protagonists, 25¢ Detective Comics.

The Classics, the Romantics, a bestselling psychological thriller,
Or a childhood Marvel comic, about the King of the Monsters – Godzilla.

Poem: by Ford.

Image: Marvel Comic N°338. Herb Trimpe cover. 1979. UK.

January 20. 2021.

28 thoughts on “Ode to reading

  1. Dude!

    Total fan of Marvel comics.
    (You want to know why youth is better than adult? Me and my friends would spend countless pre-adolescent hours debating DC versus Marvel.*)

    for the record, I was quickly converted to the ‘new’ guys, Jack and Stan.**


    Should/Would/Could life be as un-complicated again?

    (I already resorted to Wayne and Garth over at Miz. Avery’s last Sixth… so, lets go to the Wayback machine…

    *Tell me that’s not a far more sublime an exchange than is common as Time exacts it’s toll, “Why won’t you go out with me, we had such a good time! Didn’t we?” or “You spend the day with an infant and a two-year-old and then tell me how romantic you feel on a Thursday night.”
    ** no! Don’t ask ‘Did you keep any of the single digit issue numbered comics?’ (ayyieee)

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    • Dude! Thanks 😎

      Okay, could have saved you and your friends a whole heap of time by telling you simply that DC is the best!

      But I love me my Marvel too!

      And I still have a good deal of my comics from childhood, with 20 Cents or 10p being the lowest price digits I guess.

      In the 80s and 90s, every Saturday morn was spent at the comic book shop. And whenever I get chance to go back to UK I always make a point of visiting them (though sadly they be a bit thin on the ground now).


  2. I’ve read somewhere that ” if writing is honest it cannot be separated from the man who wrote it”.

    I guess then there is nothing wrong with my eyes being unable to do so 😉

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