Wednesday, May 10, 2017

DMC: "Books Are Fly Traps of Knowledge" by Jessica Bigi




BOOKS ARE FLY TRAPS 
OF KNOWLEDGE

Each blank page
is sticky and gluey,
trapping each word
that the writer creates.
We the readers,
buzzing like curious flies,
becoming glued to the
pages of imaginings.

© 2017 Jessica Bigi. 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.





7 comments:

  1. Great metaphor, Jessica! I love "pages of imaginings."

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  2. My goodness, Jessica. This is wonderfully imagined. I love "glued to the
    pages of imaginings." and you're so right, those words are "trapped" by the pages. (Sometimes we can't get rid of them either, and may need to!)

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  3. Fun comparison! I can say with certainty I never would have thought of it.

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  4. Thank You every one

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  5. I had to laugh at this comparison. Clever!

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  6. Great comparison, Jessica. Sometimes it can take me forever to get myself to settle down to write, but once I get that first word on the paper, the rest follow.

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  7. I can definitely relate to
    "becoming glued to the
    pages of imaginings."
    Those sticky pages often keep me up very late. Delightful ditty Jessica, thanks!

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