Today, the Unbound Writers turn to their bookshelves for poetic inspiration. Here's what they found.
CS Peterson found a stack of unfortunate books:
The bad beginning
- outcast -
- breathless -
deep survival in holes
and thinking in pictures.
Dispossessed gnomes speak,
where children sleep.
The bookshelf of Theodore McCombs is full of haunting temptations:
The Invisible Man
Ada, or Ardor
His Master's Voice
the Temptation of St. Anthony
Never Let Me Go
Confessions of an English Opium Eater
Confessions of a Justified Sinner
Gemma and her dark bookshelf:
Come away with me, Citizen Not Knowing,
To invisible cities,
where Kafka was the rage.
What if, no one belongs here more than you,
We take me apart. This won’t take but a minute honey.
The violent bear it away.
Madness, rack and honey…
Pretty Monsters, it chooses you.
The moving books of CH Lips:
A Moveable Feast
I Am That
Sean's books find places to walk in the dark:
Don't look now, Mr. Monster.
I will fear no evil.
The darkest path,
The walking dark,
The map of time:
A history of witchcraft.
Amanda's books hunt on a wild and lonely sea:
Wild dreams of a new beginning
The sea inside a distant mirror
The heart is a lonely hunter out stealing horses to be real
The things they carried from darkening porches
The books on Mark's shelves have strange dreams:
the strange library
from where you dream
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