Poem: "Incanter's Library"

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Incanter's Library
By: Eve Estelle

Doors of old mahogany creak as they swing upon their hinges,
Granting entrance into an extravagant library now devoid of life, dusty, and bleak.
Shelves tower and line the walls, brimming with books, new and antique,
Titles familiar, forgotten, and from days of yore,
A lonely, forsaken trove of lore.

But though these tomes now lie abandoned,
Power still hums in the cracks of this place;
From atop the room's stone spiral staircase,
Soft sounds drift down from the floor above.

Ascendance reveals a circular room,
Much like below, but here books fly -
The fallen volumes that spot the ground
Hover, float and flap leather-bound pages;
A broom sweeps of its own accord,
And the faintest tune of music plays..

Author's note: Want more? Check out the companion story!


  1. You never miss out a chance to impress your readers huh :D Wow Eve, this poem is really amazing. You are literally one of my favorites writers. :P This poetry is really deep and I love it!

  2. Absolutely stunning. I love all the imagery you used, as always. If you're not published already, you're going to be someday, I know it.

    - Ellie

    1. Hah! I appreciate the kind words, Ellie. :) I would looove to get published! I think that'd be such a fun, great thing. A blog is probably the closest I'll get to that, but that's perfectly fine with me - people like you make it a similarly amazing experience. :)

  3. Wow this is amazing!!!!!! LOVE IT!!

  4. Oh wow! This poem, especially the final stanza, is beautiful. I love the sense of mystery and power you've weaved into the poem in description of the books! This is fantastic, Eve!

    ~Erika @ Books, Stars, and the Pages in Between.

    1. Thank you so much, Erika! :) I'm glad you liked it! I love poems or stories with a sort of mysterious, magical atmosphere like this, so I had to give it a go. ^^


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