The rough-hewn desk holds
Goose quill, ink and parchment
A steady hand sets ideas to paper
A Bible guides the topic
Poems written to praise Him
Sermons to warn of Hell
A life, austere and strict
Hard work and devotion
Bare necessities only in the home
A stolen page torn from the ledger
becomes a forbidden glimpse
into the heart of a young lady
The Sunday challenge at Real Toads has been given permission to use Margaret Bednar’s poetry and photography blog, Art Happens 365 (can be found HERE) as inspiration for poetry. I’ve chosen to borrow this picture taken in Old Salem.
The poetry prompt at d’Verse Poets today is crossing borders.