Books, Memes, Writing

Looking for things lost

For ABC Wednesday, – which incidentally was my last post as well – this time around, I am exploring poetic forms and as I looked for forms beginning with the letter B, I discovered many wonderful ones – including the ballade (this is one I am saving for later!), the bio (sounds interesting), and the bop (which I used this time) among other interesting forms.
The bop is a fairly new form and has three stanzas in its original version, each followed by a repeating refrain. The first stanza describes a problem, the second one expands or explores the problem further, while the third either describes the solution or the failed attempt to solve the problem. So here is my attempt on this form based on a recent, real-life (true story this) problem I faced. This also goes towards Open Link Night at dVerse.
Looking for Things Lost
I looked for it up and down,
looked for it with a smile, a frown.
I turned the sofa  inside-out,
found pencils, hairbands, the remote too,
found a treasure-trove 
things I didn’t know were gone.
The book I was looking for
was yet waiting somewhere.
A wonderful book it seemed to be-
had just picked it up from the library;
a book for middle-schoolers though it was,
the cover and the title were just cause
for me to read it before my teen.
So it found its way into my library stack
and I walked with it everywhere
until it was to be found nowhere.
The book I was looking for
was yet waiting somewhere.
I retraced my steps to where I saw it last,
retraced my steps of the week past.
Oh yes, was reading it through a photo-shoot
of the kids’ sports teams at that gym in that school;
maybe I put it down to take a pic myself?
I left it there – eureka – 
an email to the staff at the school….
The book I was looking for
is now waiting over there 

– Vidya(aka LadyInRead)

Yet another book I discovered while looking for books for the reading challenges,  The Goose Girl is interesting reading so far.  Here are the excerpts for Book Beginnings at Rose City Reader and Friday 56 at Freda’s Voice 

The Goose Girl (The Books of Bayern #1)
by Shannon Hale

Book Beginnings:
She was born Anidori-Kiladra Talianna Isilee, Crown Princess of Kildenree, and she did not open her eyes for three days.

Interesting, don’t you think?

Friday 56:
“If we’re mad,”Ungolad said, “then we are mad in large numbers, at least larger than yours”. 

Who is Ungolad? I am yet to reach that point, but curious to find out now 🙂

14 thoughts on “Looking for things lost

  1. When we are set upon one book it's painful to have misplaced it… I recall the books I've started but lost before I saw the end.. a good reason for ebooks… I can always download it again.. 🙂 but I'm glad you found it..

  2. Love the bop form!
    "a treasure trove of things I didn't know were gone" both charms and haunts me. How easy it is for the little things to slip away.

  3. Ah.. the lost and
    found books of life..
    stoRinG memories
    of lost pages..
    and words..
    finding words
    to write.. what
    a deliGht.. i am
    now a porto-
    i go..
    art ya
    free the
    words of me
    wHere digit
    of finger
    become OnE..:)

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