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A Room Full of Words

written by: J C Thomas



A room full of words,

Worlds on wooden shelves.

Time withers the spine,

In the temple of the mind.


It is a forest of thought. 

Each book a tree, each word a leaf.


Dust separates leaves and reveals

A transformation.


The ink cracks and fades.
The page, once Spring, dimmed to ochre brown.


Structures unveiled in a forest of thought.


“The Forest is a Temple of the Sun!” 

Wire twisted into words,

Ghosts against the yellow grass.

J C Thomas

J C Thomas

Jenny Thomas grew up on the edge of the Exmoor National Park in West Somerset, where the power of the elements shaped her imagination and formed her understanding of the importance of the natural world. Her debut novel, Awakening Worlds, is an ecology-themed fantasy epic about the destiny of life on Earth.

She explores elements of the 'real' alongside the spiritual, magical, and the psychological. She writes about the cosmos, ecology, nature, life, death and rebirth; its beauty, pain and the blurred lines between extremes.

Jenny graduated in English Literature from the University of the West of England in Bristol, UK, and spent her second year on an academic exchange to Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia, USA.

During her travels, Jenny led a creative writing and drama workshop as a volunteer teacher in Thailand and she has worked as a teaching assistant in an Aboriginal Community School in the Kimberley, Australia.
J C Thomas

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