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Beholder Of The Book
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Thursday, August 17, 2006
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 I don't really know where I was going with this one, but I had a thought that kept kicking around in my head.  Imagine a book that would customize itself to the reader of the moment.  No title on the cover, no visible words on the pages, until read, with a unique message for each reader.  Changing hands......and written voice.  I don't know if I meant this to be mystical, metaphysical, or biblical.  Pax A
Beholder Of The Book
The book was wise and waited
For the eyes to show the heart
It guarded pages faded
Before it would impart
Words wise chosen to the eye
Of each who held the book
Beneath the gaze, asked lessons why
Each need.....a different look
It told the man, with calloused hands
A peaceful tale of rest
Then shared a tale of foreign lands
Of north, east, south and west
It showed the light from poverty
To one in need of gold
It reminisced the joys of youth
For eye sight blurred and old
No title on the cover
No hint of what it held
Becoming on the moment
The wisdom of the well
It held the every answer
For every soul that asked
When drawn  on such inspection
The book began, it's task
As all in all, it lead the way
To entertain or guide
The book became the servant
And offered all inside
It told of love, and brotherhood
And how life could well be
Simplicity in common good
Was there for eyes to see
The book was wise and waited
For the eyes to show the heart
And in new hands created
The words where each should start

(c)A pax 8/15/06

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Reviewed by Aberjhani 8/20/2006
A profound concept executed very well. In fact, it's quite a big concept and you might consider working it into a novel. Enjoyed the read tremendously.
Reviewed by Sherry Heim 8/19/2006
This is just phenomenal, Anita, and is a poem I should have got it first and you aced it!! I love this, into my library it goes. This could so easily be a prologue to a child's book or even a screenplay. (Bowing down)...Hail A Pax!!!
Take care,
Reviewed by Kate Burnside 8/19/2006
Mystical, metaphysical AND Biblical, Anita!! This is a glorious unravelling of the Living Word... of whatever persuasion, I guess, but, yeah, for me Biblical. Of course, for Word to become truly Living and Active, it has to be anointed of the Spirit... but that's a totally different ballgame. Whatever... your words here LIVE for me and I am totally trackin with your premise. You are such a gifted wordsmith, Darlin, and your verbal filigree is always, ALWAYS of the highest calibre. TY Kate xx
Reviewed by Birgit and Roger Pratcher 8/18/2006
What an excellent idea and so perfectly presented!
Love and peace, B&R
Reviewed by ~Indigo~ Elga 8/18/2006
Dear Anita,

An extremely philosophical write! Some could say no such book exists!yet, we as individuals can interpret the significance of a words so differently, so to a degree I see validity in your poem. Imagination is all powerful, in our minds we envisage scenarios as we wish. There are always a lessons to take away, and the lessons are not the same for everyone.

Hmmm perhaps I too am losing the plot here, but nonetheless an exceptional write Anita.

warm hugs
Reviewed by Chrissy McVay 8/18/2006
very good write!
Reviewed by jude forese 8/18/2006
profound concept ... enjoyed this very creative poem ...
Reviewed by richard cederberg 8/18/2006
Pandora has a step brother who writes on platinum tablets with invisible ink. Anita, I agree with Eileen, since you've stopped eating cookies your mind has developed a wormhole to the land of Eden. I said this before, I think you are becoming the Alice in Wonderland of the Den.

Imagination at its finest!

Kudos ...
Richard Lloyd Cederberg
Reviewed by Connie Hinnen Cook 8/18/2006
Yes, one scripture from the Bible can touch each different heart a dozen different ways. This is an amazing piece, Anita. Don't let it get buried.
Reviewed by Miss Pandora 8/18/2006
An oracle that answers all questions - what a stroke of inspiration. To me this 'book' offers so much more than individual interpretation and would agree that you should develop this idea further - sooner rather than later. Brilliant! - Panda :)
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader) 8/18/2006
Reminded me of the never ending story... But Taylor makes a valid point..
Reviewed by Felix Perry 8/18/2006
Anita I love the idea and wisdom that this write presents and how it allows the reader to also think for a moment of the endless possibilities that such a book would offer. Very unique and origianal, definately ultra suitable to submit for publishing.

Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 8/18/2006
Wonderful write Anita!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Mary Quire 8/18/2006
Very well written. I think you could go in any direction with this idea. I can see the Biblical possibilities just as well as the mystical or metaphysical. Either way, it turned out wonderfully.
Reviewed by Rafiriio Daniels 8/17/2006
very nice....keep up the great job
Reviewed by E T Waldron 8/17/2006
Anita, you are so brilliant this is an idea that must be copyrighted quickly. I can see it like a hitchcock movie and it is too fantastic to leave on the board, in my opinion. I'd remove it and make it into a screenplay! Eileen
Reviewed by Taylor Ryan 8/17/2006
In truth, books do change for each reader, even the Bible is open to so many interpretations and suits itself to many demominations from the most conservative to the most liberal...why even the Gospels wrote the same story and each has it's own twist. A beautiful concept though and a pleaasure to read.
Love, Taylor
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 8/17/2006
That would be a cool freakin' book...but imagine the ramafications, it could go anywhere, and no one else would know, as it would change for each reader...oh that is too freaky...I want one...Well dug... me & he
Reviewed by Dove JoAnne Cromp (Reader) 8/17/2006
(((This is so powerful and lovely)))

Love & Peace, Dove
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