I wrote you a love poem but I can’t remember
how I found you: you were simply there,
when the day before you were not.
Your black and white circus of dreams
was marvellously prefabricated
and you easily enchanted
me into your circular paths,
drew me to your bonfire’s heat.
Your acrobats and fortune-tellers thrilled,
and your magicians cast a romantic spell.
I read you in one night of passion –
woke up and read you all over again.
Kim M. Russell, 2017
Magaly welcomes us to another Weekend Mini-Challenge and reminds us that yesterday was International Literacy Day. She wants us to mark the occasion by writing a poem to a book. Not a poem about a book. Not a book review shaped as a poem. She invites us to write a new poem dedicated to a novel or a poetry collection we love. In the poem, we can choose to tell our book anything we like: how we feel about its words, or what reading its words has done to or for us, or how we miss it when we don’t read if for a while. We may use the poetic form of our choice, but our poems should contain 131 words or fewer and Magaly asks us to please share the book title.
I chose to write my poem to The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern