Woman with book

In an effort explaining, making sense
telling us what’s deduced from facts
a sudden sight perplexed him, tensed
him speechless, silenced, sidetracked
by apparitions of heavenly beauty
never seen within the library’s walls
such softness, a delectable booty
— science defeated by a siren’s call.

Woman with book
Pablo Picasso

Today Merrril hosts the Quadrille at dVerse, and she gives us the word track to include in a poem of exactly 44 words. I thought I would go lighthearted with my poor librarian who after all cannot see a woman in the library without a male perspective. Much like Picasso saw a woman with a book.

October 3, 2022

20 responses to “Woman with book

  1. Luv Picasso’s art. And your fabulous ekphrasis

    Happy you dropped by my blog today


  2. That’s me, Björn, woman with a book, although I’m reading more and more on my Kindle these days. I’m so pleased you returned to the aged librarian, and excited at the prospect of a love interest for him. Admirable use of the prompt word too!

  3. Ah, I am smiling Bjorn. I love that old librarian and this perspective….made me smile. Perfect Picasso art to accompany your words.

  4. I am always intrigued by the librarian. I like the way you slowly build the scene here, making me wonder what/who on earth has caught his attention. Oh but there she is, “delectable booty” and all.

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