In Response to Twiglet #233

Photo by Gabriella Clare Marino on Unsplash

It’s a Biblichor Thing

Grandpa’s bookcase
with every book he ever owned
was left to my mother
when he died.

Bevelled glass doors
and cut crystal knobs
as shiny as 
King John’s ransom.

I earned pocket money
dusting those old books,
a biblichor scent giving me
a pinched headache as if

those books had pressed
their fingerprints on my skull.

For Twiglets #233 “Like Fingerprints” Photo by Gabriella Clare Marino on Unsplash. Shared with @Experimentsinfc #APoemADay on Twitter   ©Misky 2021

7 responses to “In Response to Twiglet #233”

  1. Cut crystal knobs, as shiny as King John’s ransom, love it. You are on a roll this morning!

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    1. Thank you! I had to rewrite this one because the enjambment was all screwy. It flows a bit better now.

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      1. It flows life a grand cru red!


  2. Beveled glass door: gateway to memory. Twigeriffic!


    1. Twigeriffic! I love that! ❤️


  3. I’ve so many bookcases… only two are the library kind with glass doors (modern you build yourself ones). I’ve not heard of Biblichor before. Kind of like petrichor – another word not many know.

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    1. Yes same Latin roots as petrichor.

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