Judging A Book By Its Cover [An Otta Rima]


I have erred, the sin of judging a book by

its cover. I know I forsake the law

of old but I cannot turn a blind eye

to graceful yet enticing covers, withdraw

that concept maybe? Applaud me, I lie

not to you about my practise, redraw

all efforts to castrate my honest view

instead reward my bravery and review.

A Post For Reading Month 2015 is an Ottava Rima Poem. It a mixture of seriousness, comedy and mock heroic irony. It is an eight line Octave of 10/11 syllables and a rhyme: abababcc.

Do you sometimes judge books by the cover or are you entirely against it, please spill your beans to me? :D.


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