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A Room Full of Words

A Room Full of Words

written by: Jenny 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.

Jenny Thomas

Jenny Thomas

Jenny's debut novel, Awakening Worlds, is an eco-fantasy novel. She graduated with a BA (Hons) in English Literature from the University of the West of England in 2011. She spent two semesters abroad at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, USA. This is where she began writing Awakening Worlds. She recently graduated with an MA in Comparative Literatures and Cultures from the University of Bristol. In her early twenties, she volunteered at a school for disadvantaged Burmese youth. There, she led creative writing and drama workshops. She also worked as a teaching assistant in an Aboriginal Community School in the Kimberley desert, Western Australia. She teaches English online by day and writes fiction and poetry by night. She is currently working on a novella to be released in 2021.
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