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The Book on Shelf

Updated on March 21, 2017

The book on shelf

Hold me, review throughout,
reflect on my intellect,
but shelf me not,
What use I am in your rack,
Born of purest flowing selfless thoughts,
Let me be the cause, to re-ignite,
I'm your creative right,
Should i alight on those loads of stack?
Pick me up ...

© 2017 Hari Prasad S


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      Hari Prasad S 7 days ago from Bangalore

      Thank you chitrangada ji. i also struggle to do so this poem is infact a reminder for me too :-).

      - hari

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      Chitrangada Sharan 7 days ago from New Delhi, India

      Beautifully expressed, and what a needed reminder!

      I enjoy reading, and I read almost throughout the day. But most of the times, nowadays, it is online reading. Time to follow your advice, and pick up the book from my bookshelf.

      Great poem, and great picture. Thanks for sharing!

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      Hari Prasad S 5 months ago from Bangalore

      Thank you vishnu sir. You are so right. Books must be read and shared. :-)

      - hari

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      Vishnu 5 months ago

      Book sitting on shelf is like idle

      asset.Let the asset be lively ever

      and contribute to human growth.

      Poet has used good example!

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      Hari Prasad S 8 months ago from Bangalore

      Welcome back Tamara. Nice to read your appreciation. Thanks. :-)

      - hari

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      Tamara Moore 8 months ago

      Wonderful, Hari! 'A used book is a read book', and your poem explains the importance of this very well :-)

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      Hari Prasad S 12 months ago from Bangalore

      Thanks debangee.

      - hari

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      DEBANGEE MANDAL 12 months ago from India

      A good thought . The picture is so natural and impressive.

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      Hari Prasad S 13 months ago from Bangalore

      Thanks Vasantha, it nice to read your comments. I also try to many a times. I am sort of random reader.

      - hari

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      vasantha T k 13 months ago from Bangalore

      Nice poem, I like to pick up books from shelves!! I love to flip through the pages, titles, pictures ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

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      Hari Prasad S 14 months ago from Bangalore

      Thanks devika for reading this poem. It happens to me too. I buy and then I leave it on the shelf. Now , I have started to donate after reading, instead of keeping them on shelf. :-)


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      Devika Primić 14 months ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      I have books on the shelf and seldom read. It makes me think of how I often read to my son and now books are not remembered as much.

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      Hari Prasad S 14 months ago from Bangalore

      Yes. Thanks ralph for visiting and appreciating.

      - hari

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      Ralph Schwartz 14 months ago from Idaho Falls, Idaho

      such a great reminder that we cannot forget the tomes and volumes holding space on our shelves - thanks !

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      Hari Prasad S 14 months ago from Bangalore

      Louise you are welcome here at hubpages and thanks for visit and commenting.

      - hari

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      Louise Powles 14 months ago from Norfolk, England

      I enjoy reading. I've always got a book of some kind on the go. I'm glad I found Hubpages too as it has broadened my mind with so many hubs to read.

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      Hari Prasad S 14 months ago from Bangalore

      Thanks bro. You have nicely picked up the emotion quotient of these lines.

      - hari

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      Hari Prasad S 14 months ago from Bangalore

      Thank you ruby. Same here as well. :-)

      - hari

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      manatita44 14 months ago from london

      Nice. Pick me up! Never give up! Hold on! A real beauty in one sense. Peace.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 14 months ago from Southern Illinois

      I used to read a lot, but since I started writing on HP I rarely pick up a book, so many hubs to read. But, you are right, a book on a rack needs to be read. Cheers..


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