The Bookish Squirrel

03 Oct

There is a squirrel that keeps climbing through my window…a bookish squirrel….part of a poem for this inquisitive creature…….

Knock Knock

May I come in Sir/Madam?

This is a wondrous place

With a bookshelf of wood

And books lined like soldiers

Waiting to why die with bullets?


The door is shut

But the window ajar

Just about enough of room

And welcome for me to enter

Or steal in. Your books are delightful, they make me think………….


The window?

Shut even that?

But I was starting to like the look and feel

The ambience…..


Look at you knock knock knock looking at me

Knock knock knock without the light of understanding in your

Eyes heavy with books and book covers and pages and pages

Of words and syllables and letters of thought,

Look at the way night stays in a room shut out!


© neelthemuse,2011


Posted by on October 3, 2011 in Children


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10 responses to “The Bookish Squirrel

  1. yoga-adan

    October 3, 2011 at 11:29 am

    interesting visitor, the squirrel – feels like a potential return-visitor, with more observations about its observations 😉 i like it

    and thanks so much for stopping by & liking “Yoga is a Sport”

    i appreciate it 😉


  2. neelthemuse

    October 3, 2011 at 3:16 pm

    Thanks so much for the kind words!


  3. Susie Clevenger

    October 3, 2011 at 6:07 pm

    I too can see more adventures from your furry visitor…great job!


  4. bardessdmdenton

    October 3, 2011 at 9:07 pm

    How fine and fun this is! I know those squirrels, know they’re pretty smart…and determined. And now, I know, bookish too.


  5. Mike Patrick

    October 4, 2011 at 4:52 am

    You gotta love a squirrel who loves the ambience of a room full of books. Ambience was such an unexpected word, it gave strength to the entire poem. Well done.


  6. neelthemuse

    October 4, 2011 at 6:22 am

    I enjoyed writing the poem as well….inspiration comes from so many quarters……thank you for stopping by!


  7. Sukanya Ramanujan

    October 8, 2011 at 3:28 pm

    A bookish squirrel- sounds like just the perfect animal…


  8. neelthemuse

    October 9, 2011 at 1:41 am

    Thank you Sukanya for stopping by!


  9. lscotthoughts

    October 15, 2011 at 11:04 pm

    Hi there! I really enjoyed this poem, fun, clever and written so well! Thanks also for “liking” my “Working Mom.” I appreciate you stopping by!


  10. neelthemuse

    October 17, 2011 at 4:11 pm

    Thanks so much!



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