Hilary Glazer - Chicago, IL (USA):
There once was a thing called This Book
Enticed readers to give it a look...
Its author has pride,
Wants his ashes inside
When he dies, aye, there's the hook.
Leonardo DellaRocca - Delray Beach, Florida (USA):
There is a man in a book I pretend to read and
he isn't going lightly,
No, he isn't going slowly at first, but rises to what I
it is all he can do because it is all I can
do, believe I am
rising, going somwhere lightly, with a book about pretending,
believing I am reading a book about me, you, and this man.
Margaret Hill - Wilton, CA (USA):
This book reeks of tropical sweat, ground fish, wet monkey fur, hurricanes,
survival of the fittest of which I may not be one as
I traisped through rough jungles enough to know that all this romance
is a lie.
Pat Jones - Fort Bragg, CA (USA):
This book, baby blue with ribbons and bears
is empty after the first few pages of footprints
and stats, set aside with the others we love,
save to read in another life.
Alfred J Bruey - Jackson, MI (USA):
This book was written without using any nouns. Gertrude Stein would
have loved it but she wouldn't have understood it.
This book was arrested for intentionally going out in public with its
flyleaf open. Shivers ran up and down the spines of decent books
everywhere when they heard about this.
This book used to be in a prison library but it escaped
by hiding in the back of a laundry truck.
This book used to be paranoid but now it isn't because everyone
really does hate it.
This book is not a doctor but it plays one on TV.
Sarolina Shen Chang - Canton, Michigan (USA):
This is the book about the author's neighbor's cat lapping up dews
from the rear window of the black Kompressor in the glory of
a specific summer morning.
This is a book about nightmares, some evaporate when the dawn comes,
some stay, like nightmares.
This is a book about the author's neighbor's German Shepherd and the
nightmares he had his neighbor never had.
This is a book about the author's neighbor's neighbor's teenage kids who
made the author's nightmares look like sweet dreams.
This is a book about the author's pet mouse which became jealous
of the one in front of the computer on a designer pad.
Christie - Sydney, (Australia):
This book has eased my sorrows-somehow!
This book comes from 'down-under', its called 'G-day mate' .
Lincoln Blaisdell - Clarence, NY (USA):
This book has the same words
in the same order as that book
but the paper is much finer. So what?
In this book the letter "p" smiles
at the vowels before it
but burns up when it hits "pyre"
This book has words that
enter my ear
like the trill of a flute
When I dive into this book,
I can hold my breath
for eight hours.
Terrie Relf - San Diego, CA (USA):
Now this book is very special, a family heirloom, if you will.
passed down from mother to daughter for countless generations.
It relates the saga of how we came to your world, how
insinuated ourselves into your genetic pool, and oh dear!
I've said too much already...
Denise Dunn - ABQ, NM (USA):
This book really opens up, all the way, no ifs, ands, or
This book and I exchanged words, several times. Eventually, we agreed
Possibly the covers of this book will be able to contain the
truth while it is in the shelf, but once it is opened...
This book wakes up in the night and goes out to the
cliff along the lake to get back to its roots
Do you see all the words between the lines on these pages?
Tom Colligan - Fishkill, New York (USA):
I can hardly wait for this book's sequel,