Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Knowingly surrounded by books - K

                                                                                           Author Tom Murphy VII
Image: Old Books for Binding (here)

K for Knowledge in the Quest to be Healthy

11 of 12 given words:
insane mad considering waking call 
nameless make setting try similar devices

the 3WW given words:
lasting jabber knowingly

Midweek Motif:  books

It is insane it is mad
Sacrilege considering the sacrifice
A waking hours' call
But who is counting?

Remaining nameless
Out to make a name for himself
Knowingly surrounded by books
That is the underlying engine of
progress to bolster the reading habit

Setting a target
To try and match a similar goal
as of the previous year
Left to their own devices
might jeopardise his good intentions

Creating a lasting impression
will mean less jabber
and less empty talk

Drawing up a bucket list of titles and authors
is of prime concern at this juncture

MMT's Sunday's Whirligig #107
Thomg's 3WW #527
Sumana's PU's Midweek Motif 

22 comments:

  1. Finding the best of the best to try and get all the data isn't a bad way.

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  2. Somehow I can relate...

    It is insane it is mad
    Sacrilege considering the sacrifice

    ...and the quest continues.

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  3. Well done Hank on a great "K" post. The given words well used making this a verse a pleasure to read.

    Yvonne.

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  4. 'Creating a lasting impression
    will mean less jabber
    and less empty talk' Exactly...i am amazed at your skill of
    managing all those words of different prompts in a single poem..whew..

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  5. Less jaber is always good. Let's make our words count.

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  6. I am one who also draws up a bucket list of "must-reads". I find myself reading faster and faster, against the press of time. LOL. So many books still to read!

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  7. My bucket list awaits a trip to the bookstore. E-books can never replace immersing one's self in corridors of books!

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  8. Yes. Your poem just reminded me to look at my reading list. Sometimes, I do feel a self-imposed pressure to read and read more. Enjoyed your poem.

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  9. Less jabber and less empty talk...exactly! and more reading!

    Great K post.

    Nilanjana
    Madly-in-Verse

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  10. Being 'surrounded by books' is really a positive thing. And indeed we need as many positives as we can find right now. Smiles.

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  11. Out to impress with this one. We have a great poem, goes without saying. Then you met 3 prompts! I bow to you

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  12. Three prompts! I am impressed. This is beautifully written, Hank.

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  13. Ah yes...making that list is really difficult....beautifully conveyed!

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  14. How sad it would be to have nothing left on your reading list.

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  15. I think the reading habit is always good, no matter how or why acquired.

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  16. The way you use the words remind me of a dictionary in verse. Kudos, Hank.

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  17. Read Alan Brennert's MOLOKAI. You will not be disappointed!
    And my book of course: "Aloha Where You Like Go?" FREE on kindle with Amazon Prime membership <3

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  18. I can't think of a better place to be than surrounded by books. Knowingly, of course!

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  19. I agree! If surrounded by worthy books: "less jabber
    and less empty talk."

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  20. Wonderful, Hank! Sorry so late finally got some time to read on Easter.

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  21. Prime concern indeed, Hank.
    Books deserve such attention!

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