POETRY TOW TRUCK
I'm attempting to discover
The secret of a successful cover.
The main ingredient, it seems to me,
Is to portray the Secrecy.
At least in the case of a famous book,
Which hardly needs that extra 'hook'.
Here I offer just a sample.
The one above is one example.
Here we focus on the key;
Always a symbol of Secrecy.
Here the expression on the face,
Reveals the joy of a secret place.
Here we feel the girl is pining
For a place where the sun is always shining.
Here there's emphasis on colour
But the world outsude is not much duller.
There's an air of magic about this scene.
And secret trees that are ever green.
Here the bird takes pride of place.
See the joy on the visitor's face!
This cover is boistrous and everyday;
Just little children at their play.
While here the girl's not animated;
The secrecy is understated.
Sombre hues add a ghostly touch
But the garden isn't featured much.
And here is the one that I like best,
Head and shoulders above the rest.
No sign of a girl or a secret place
No sign of rapture on a face.
No keys, no other-worldly doors;
No mystery to give us pause.
But, ally that picture with that title
And this one captures something vital.
It doesn't give the game away.
Instead, it simply seems to say
'All is not as it may seem;
Enter the world of a secret dream'.
Choose your own, but it seems to me
This one captures Secrecy.
A THOUSAND BLOSSOMS
A thousand blossoms fell today.
They lay there on the ground,
Still full-blown in a spring-like way
Though blemishes could be found.
Maybe the slightest tinge of brown,
Maybe a bruise or tear,
Maybe we saw them fluttering down
Looking neither rich nor rare.
There was nothing left for them to do
Except curl up and die.
But wait! Their beauty shines anew!
Admire, as you pass by!