Saturday, April 28, 2012

A Bookish Corner

A spot,
devoted to curling up with a good book,
a luxury,
escaping to a quiet corner of your home,
losing yourself to a good book.

A bay window,
a white daybed with a fuchsia blanket,
a glass side table holding a snack;
an oasis of calm.
an invitation to slow down.

A hammock on the balcony,
a pile of pillows squeezed into a corner,
a recliner beside the fireplace;
creating an area devoted to reading
is a deeply personal endeavor.

A temple to reading
is more important than ever.
Cuddle with your Kindle,
be enveloped by hard-bound tomes,
cocoon for a reading session.     

 © 2012 Catherine Giordano

I have a reading nook—a floral overstuffed chaise, a pink throw, a fuchsia, a garden view—and I never use it.  I spend most of my time in my home office working on speeches, writing, and, increasingly, marketing.    This poem reminds me, as perhaps it does you, to make some time for relaxing and reading.