Squeaky unoiled hinges Of swings in the park Sweaty breeze on the face Games in an idyllic noon A clang of metallic toy ponies Multi-hued flying frisbees Muddy barefoot squeals Merry-go-round treble Run and hide, hide and seek Playing till night descends Yes, freedom of innocence Long lost, yet dearly craved!
Poetry inspired by the book cover for Henry. E. Roscoe. Spectrum Analysis. London: MacMillan and Co, 1869 — Source.
I am hurrying through life No chance to stop and wait To see moments unfurl Relaxed, laid back, paced For there is always A new series to binge watch Book review before the launch Stories, poetry, Insta delight Twitter wars, WhatsApp fight Live Now on Facebook groups Clubhouse, Discord, Spaces, too Arts, crafts, podcasts, videos Content overload, daily dose Clutter, noise, brimming chaos AI threatening to do our jobs Pushing, pulling, stretching void Competing with digital droids An unreal life on a rushed clock Clicking until time will stop!
Poetry inspired by the book cover for George Eliot. Scenes of Clerical Life. William Blackwood & Sons, 1857 — Source.
Traveling unrestrained The vast wilderness Floating on clouds Making mistakes Capturing the bliss Of throwing care To the whistling winds That was meant to be Our universal destiny. But look at us now And all our messy lives Seeking happiness, In paper money Living in castles Built of dead trees On barren lands Failing to behold Nature that throbs With the power Of just being!
Poetry inspired by the book cover for F.A Pouchet. The Universe: The Infinitely Great and the Infinitely Little. 13th edition. London: Blackie & Son, ca. 1896 — Source.
What are fantasies? Illusions with wings; Birds uncaged Floating free Over dreamscapes Hovering still where Nightmares dwell A magical world With a wish And a spell In our minds we create A wonderland, or A raging hell!
Poetry inspired by the book cover for Richard Bowdler Sharpe. Sketch-Book of British Birds. London: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge,1898 — Source.