Lost in Babel

Somewhere in that construction
assembled book by book
hexagon by hexagon
in the visions of Jorge Luis Borges
there lies a depot
where all of the words




are collected, categorised and catalogued
so they may be ordered
so that they may be homed
in 410 page collections bound and
backed in crimson
as to allow placement into hexagonal homes.

I get the feeling it’s where my lost poem is.


Image found here: http://ffffound.com/image/4a52b079f1bd5708aa0d5c45a6e6b9325edc509c

This lost poem thing may continue for a while.


About skyraftwanderer

A person who enjoys writing short story things, poetry and other random things that come into my head.
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17 Responses to Lost in Babel

  1. I love Borges story. Your poem does it justice.

  2. Lindy Lee says:

    Pasts, presents & futures have a way of getting mixed, melded & frustrated with one another…

  3. ManicDdaily says:

    Lovely. I like this almost better than the first–though I really like the precise imagery of the first–the man behind the cassia desk. Keep with it, by all means! K.

  4. thesolipsist says:

    i love “typed scribbled imagined.” also, i want to live in a book tunnel.

  5. Steve E says:

    I think futures, presents, and pasts are all this instant–that everything in creation now and ever, IS now!

    And so I’m wondering. Might everything typed, scribbled, imagined, be all melded (melted–grin!) into One concept, One truth which–in the final analysis–like ‘love’? Or other conceptual giving, receiving, sharing, being, doing?

    Boy, I DO need to get some sleep, right? Enjoyed your excellent writing, and tomorrow I gotta go back in time in your blog. Thanks for your visit…..

  6. Ruth says:

    I love this! pic and words both – ah yes, where the lost poems are… somehow makes sense that one would find them in Babel. 🙂

    • Finding the picture was accidental. Good accidental though.

      And the lost poems have to go somewhere. Seemed appropriate they would go to were all of the words ever are housed.

      And thank you for commenting.

  7. D... says:

    Did you ever see the anime Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex . For some reason it reminded me that particular scene. It’s a decent watch if you haven’t seen it and are interested.

  8. Ben Naga says:

    Borges’ short story is fabulous. If you want you can read it at


  9. Poem was good. And for the picture, I found El Filibusterismo, and oh Pilipinas (Philippines)!

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