Daily Prompt: Second Time Around
by michelle w. on April 25, 2013
Tell us about a book you can read again and again without getting bored — what is it that speaks to you?
It’s hard to choose just one book, so I’m going to go with my favorite and some honorable mentions.
My favorite book to read again and again would be ‘Wuthering Heights’ by Emily Bronte. This book speaks to me of saudade. (See: https://mauldinfamily1.wordpress.com/2013/04/24/prompts-for-the-promptless-saudade/) ‘Wuthering Heights’ speaks to a lot of my own emotions, so when I need to let it all out, I will reread ‘Wuthering Heights’.
Another book I would like to mention is ‘The Thorn Birds’ by Colleen McCullough. ‘The Thorn Birds’ also speaks to me of saudade. It is another go to book, when I need to let it all out. I cannot resist posting the poem written by Colleen McCullough, just to see if it affects you the same way it affects me.
THE THORN BIRDS by Colleen McCullough
Long Ago, there was a bird who sang just once in its life.
From the moment it left its nest, it searched for a thorn tree
and it never rested until it found one.
Then it began to sing more sweetly
than any other creature on the face of the earth.
And singing, it impaled its breast on the longest, sharpest thorn.
But as it was dying, it rose above its own agony
to out-sing the lark and the nightingale.
The thorn bird pays its life for that one song
and the whole world stills to listen
and God, in His heaven ~smiles.
As its best was bought only at the cost of great pain.
Driven to the thorn, with no knowledge of the dying to come.
But when we press the thorn to our breast,
And still……we do it.
On a lighter note, I can and have read and reread all the Harry Potter books by J. K. Rowling, several books and series written by Marion Zimmer Bradley, and last but not least books and series written by Anne Rice.
The ‘Harry Potter’ books brings out the kid in me. I enjoy the entertaining, funny, and light read.
Marion Zimmer Bradley’s books and series, bring out past, present, and future, allowing me to dream.
Books and series written by Anne Rice, take me deep into my own emotions, unknown destinies, and spirituality.
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