Beneath the Covers

Beneath the Covers

Books are cemeteries where old thoughts go to die—
landscapes of words spread out under a variegated sky.
Bright children might discover them ‘neath covers in the night,
searching for new universes where the erudite
join them undercover to whisper down through time:
literature, history, philosopy  and rhyme

Prompt words for the day are variegated skies, bite, erudite, bright and cemetery. Image by Klim Sergeev on Unsplash.

23 thoughts on “Beneath the Covers

    1. lifelessons Post author

      They come to rest there and stay in place. It is those who read them who bring them alive. Actually, I questioned that line as I wrote it. If it had not been a prompt I might have found a different metaphor.

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  1. slmret

    I agree with Martha — books are the place where ideas live as “landscapes of words spread out under a variegated sky.” They may be re-discovered under the covers, but it is the variegated sky that gives them life, and under that sky where they are built upon and continue to grow!

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    1. lifelessons Post author

      I’ve always been a night own, even as a small girl. I’d always stay awake until long after everyone else in my house had gone to bed.. and a flashlight worked well under the covers when I was old enough to read.

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