How many of you read for pleasure? (“Me, me!” she shouts while waving her hand crazily in the air.)
A paper book? An e-reader story? A tale that lets you escape to a new land, new people, new problems? (Yes, please!)
Oh, the books we can read! Too many books, not enough time, right?
Consider this poem I wrote for a course:
Gives me a poetic mind.
Digested words and tale.
Spit out to be
Dissected, applied to life,
Reading for pleasure;
A necessity as is
Air, water, food.
I pick up again
The feast of words
To consume the story
Each book tells.
Tell me, tell me please!
What book are you reading right now? What’s your favorite book? What chores have you neglected to read just. one. more. page? (…dishes, laundry, vacuuming, dusting)
I’d love to hear the tale of the words that let you escape.
April 28, 2018 at 5:07 pm
Currently read Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders. I’m on the initial phase. Your poem is true and so sweetly portrayed. Thanks for sharing
April 30, 2018 at 3:26 am
Aw, shucks! Thanks! I’m on to Checked (a middle grade chapter book about hockey) which I’m happy to say is captivating. Spent 2.5 hours in the middle of the sleepless night reading…