A Book By Its Cover


To read is to tread carefully –

LeatherBooksRespectfully – with empathy

Understanding the handling of

Subjects and objects and secrets

Told in a voice clear and bold;


Never once judging merely by trudging

Over lines as if cutting through vines

out of print book stackThreading into and out of the queue;


Acting and reacting; extracting

Personal lessons, private blessings,

Public expressions, common professions,

Eternal truths laid bare to the root,

Amplified ecstasy – the magnified melody

Revealed and concealed on the page;

openbibleAware of the trust bestowed upon us:

Neither being too cruel nor too kind,

Ceding a space on a shelf or bookcase

Every tome has a spot – its true home –

Standing tall – standing proud – on the wall.


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