Saturday, April 04, 2015

Nonfiction Books

Nonfiction books
bought, stacked,

possessing the
truth of
the world;

more than
I can
read in
a lifetime,

staving off
The Angel
Of Death.

Fiction books
remain superfluous.

17 comments:

  1. Oh but Mosky dear, all stories are true (in some sense), and good fiction shows the truth behind the "facts".

    la la

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  2. I guess anything that can keep that Angel at bay works... ~

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  3. Fiction books
    remain superfluous.... ? Nah, I have to have my sci-fi.

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  4. I require both types of books for life; at least an fulfilling life. :o)

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  5. Neatly done. But in my old age I am retreating not only to fiction but genre fiction. I have given up wanting to Know, sure that we can't.

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  6. Oh dear! Poor fiction, says I--having published two novels! Still, I can understand--that non-fiction may do a bit more staving! Thanks. k. (maniccdaily at wordpress)

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  7. A very noble cataloging indeed! Thanks for posting to my prompt for Tender buttons! I like how you used a mimicry of Stein but added the Buddah logic to make it your own. Viva la

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  8. Oh I feel the same way. After decades of escape reading in novels, all I have wanted in my later years is non-fiction. Real lives are far more interesting - and usually unbelievable - than anything any writer can make up.

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  9. You know, I'm not sure that nonfiction books get enough love. I like that you wrote them a love poem.

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  10. I am so much better with fiction. But I still love this. :)

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  11. Buddah, you should have been a doctor. They can't possibly read all the latest in the medical field. Mora: get a young doctor who has learned the latest in school. Also the young doctor SHOULD outlive you. Nice relaxed reading today, thank you.
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  12. I like the sense you have achieved here of stacking, both in phrases and in the form of line length. There is a hardiness or permanence in nonfiction, which provides a sense of foundation.

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  13. See, I feel just the opposite, although I do seem to be reading more non-fiction as I get older. But really, as long as we are reading, it's all good. I love the idea that we are staving off The Angel of Death as we read.

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  14. I'm reading Alice Munro now ~~ best kind of fiction. Smiles.

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  15. BUDDAH! I am back if only to do something creative while nursing laryngitis. This was BRILL. Not biting off too big a hunk of the dictionary, the sparse wordplay in here works. The concept of non-fiction "staving off the Angel of Death," plus the snark on fiction, really right up the Stein alley. The Steinway. Ha ha ha ha. I have missed you. Chair and rump, chair harrumphs death angel. Yeah, like that. Amelita

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  16. I'm completely the opposite! Fiction for me-life is enough non-fiction!

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