Thursday, May 11, 2017

DMC: "Book Immersion" by Angelique Pacheco


She dips her toe in the freezing water,
A small ripple makes its way yonder.
She climbs in gingerly at first
Then dives right in, with a burst.
She languishes and plays,
She envisions mental plays.
Indulging her fantasies,
Her imagination sings.
When it’s all over she sadly climbs out,
Remembering fondly, what the book was about.

© 2017 Angelique Pacheco. All rights reserved.

Click HERE to read this month's interview with Melissa Manlove, Senior Editor at Chronicle Books. Her DMC challenge is to write a poem that explores how writing (or a book) is like something else.

Post your poem on our May 2017 padlet. While some contributions will be featured as daily ditties this month, all contributions will be included in a wrap-up celebration on Friday, May 26th. Two lucky participants will win a book published by Chronicle earlier this year: LOVING VS. VIRGINIA by Patricia Hruby Powell, illustrated by Shadra Strickland, or LOVE IS by Diane Adams, illustrated by Claire Keane.


  1. Nice job, Ange! A ripple, then a burst— that really is what it's like, isn't it? And that sad climb out. Definitely.

  2. So beautifully put! Thanks for sharing.

  3. I love the start of this it is a beautiful poem Love the imagery

  4. Beautiful. There is always that toe dipping moment for me where I decide if I'm going to jump in or not.

  5. I love this, agree with what David wrote and recognize that "toe dipping", so true.

  6. How did YOU know I envision mental plays?!
    Nice poem!

  7. Your ending is perfect, at the end of a good book, I don't want it to end!