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.