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A World in Hand - by Larner

Author: Larner
Title: A World in Hand
Rating: G
Theme: Lyrical Love
Elements: A riddle poem
Author's Notes: For RabidSamFan for her birthday.
Summary: Riddle me this....
Word Count: 171



A World in Hand


’Tis lackwit’s bane but Baggins’ treasure,
the greatest means to spend one’s leisure.
To sluggards a slog, a bore beyond measure;
to the wise a journey sought after with pleasure.

When small it yet can encompass the world.
When great may focus on but one bud uncurled.
Commanding it may be like a banner unfurled,
or soothing as water about a sore body swirled.

To distant lands it may carry one away,
where strange folk love and labor and play.
It might bring the night into the light of the day,
or cause one to pause, to ponder—and pray.

One might find a mountain to hold in one’s hand,
or crouch in deep caverns where dragons command,
or by side of great kings awaiting battle to stand,
or watch brave warriors by terror unmanned.

Not all will end happy or joyful or with hope.
The best seem to offer ideas with which to cope
better the puzzles for whose solutions we grope.
Those are the ones I most often ope.

Comments

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shirebound
Apr. 30th, 2015 01:46 pm (UTC)
Oh, wonderful! A book?
blslarner
Apr. 30th, 2015 07:14 pm (UTC)
But of course! Thanks so!
kayleelupin
Apr. 30th, 2015 03:26 pm (UTC)
Oh, Baggins' treasure! Books, of course! :D
blslarner
Apr. 30th, 2015 07:15 pm (UTC)
Indeed! Thanks!
nessrealta
Apr. 30th, 2015 08:06 pm (UTC)
Lovely!

One might find a mountain to hold in one’s hand,
or crouch in deep caverns where dragons command,
or by side of great kings awaiting battle to stand,
or watch brave warriors by terror unmanned.


my favourite bit! That describes a good fantasy book just so spot on!
blslarner
May. 1st, 2015 03:34 am (UTC)
I am so glad you agree! Yes, we love our good fantasy, with which we examine the depths of ourselves. Thanks so!
dreamflower02
Apr. 30th, 2015 08:36 pm (UTC)
A book, or books, certainly! Well done, dear!

I also love the rhyme scheme, and the hints!
blslarner
May. 1st, 2015 03:35 am (UTC)
Oh, yes--books are treasures indeed, and I keep acquiring new ones, or new to me, at least! Heh! Thanks!
lindahoyland
Apr. 30th, 2015 09:23 pm (UTC)
What a great riddle!
blslarner
May. 1st, 2015 03:35 am (UTC)
Thank you so, Linda!
hhimring
May. 1st, 2015 07:06 am (UTC)
Great treasures indeed! To Bagginses and to other people as well!
blslarner
May. 9th, 2015 10:09 pm (UTC)
I so agree! Thanks!
talullahred
May. 1st, 2015 09:37 am (UTC)
The best treasure! Very nicely done!
blslarner
May. 9th, 2015 10:09 pm (UTC)
Again, I agree. Thanks so!
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