She took them to bed

she settled under the covers
and ran her red nails up their spines

playfully earmarking
poetic pages

while biting down
hard on cinnamon candy

yes, she was a parallel reader

not to mention
a sesquipedalian librocubicularist

and she had such lucid dreams
every night!

Written for dVerse Quadrille Monday where Mish asks us to write a poem in 44 words that uses the word: candy

Image found here

Published by Tricia Sankey

Plays with words in her free time.

57 thoughts on “She took them to bed

      1. you did! and it is!!! “Print evidence suggests librocubicularist was checked into the English language in the early 20th century, and it has yet to check out.” 😭

  1. I love learning new words therefore I was delighted with, Librocubicularist. A fun poem. Are you this kind of book lover? I end every day reading on my kindle in bed with all of the lights off.

  2. I love the idea of her reading in bed and sucking on a cinnamon stick! Great use of the prompt. And yes, you hooked me on the Latin. I had to look at the definition!

  3. oooh, it’s like getting a diagnosis after years of not knowing what was wrong with me. Such good fun. Can’t wait to get back under my covers and enjoy more word candy.

  4. So many lines stand out Tricia.. I love them all. This reminds me of me every night and the lucid dreams don’t start. Clever, fun and spicy fun! ❀️ I do need a manicure tho!

  5. Lovely poem and thaks for giving us a link to that amazing new word. Well new to me that is.
    Thanks for dropping by my blog.


  6. Cinnamon candy. Yum.

    And then that word. I cannot pronounce itβ€” I need practice. But first I need to find it’s meaning. Wow.
    Very lovely photo and poem πŸ‘

  7. Written by a true, and talented, sesquipedalian. My wife is a librocubicularist. I would be curious to find out, but I suspect women may be more enthusiastic about that practice.

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