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A Nook and a Storybook

A nook in the corner, off to the right..
A haven, housing a hundred homes.
To there, where wakened dreams do hide, 
My wandering mind so often roams.

We read to know we’re not alone.
I’m grateful that I've found this nook -
A home, where wakened dreams do hide.
There is no friend as true as a book.

A book falls open and I fall in,
Deaf to the planet’s mundane din.
Disturb me not, you kith and kin -
I'm off to my homeland, off on a spin.

They’re rungs on a ladder. Every page
a foothold, on to which we scale 
to reach the highest point, from where
we see the beauty of the tale.

From there, the top of my noiseless world,
I’m safe and strong - no guns or knives
Can face the power of stabbing words..
A reader lives a thousand lives.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2016




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Date: 4/13/2019 12:09:00 PM
Lovely, Sneha. Congrats on your well deserved win.
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Date: 4/6/2019 3:51:00 AM
True story. A reader lives a thousand lives. Congratulations on your win in my contest. Sorry for taking so long to judge the contest. We have moved to Spain and cannot tread for the many unpacked book boxes. Kind wishes, Kai
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Date: 12/26/2018 8:16:00 PM
I love the way you "fall in" a book, Sneha. It is a worthwhile pastime that opens our minds to new adventures, even when we are unable to travel. Congratulations on your win in the marathon contest! Hugs, Carolyn
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Date: 12/26/2018 7:55:00 PM
Another congrats to you, Sneha, for another fine win for this lovely poem! Hugs, Sandra
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Date: 12/26/2018 4:00:00 PM
Sneha, congrats on your win on mile 3 of my 2019 Poetry Marathon contest. This is very delightful :) ~Mark
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Date: 12/26/2018 3:25:00 PM
CONGRATULATIONS on your well-deserved win! I love this! Janice
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Date: 1/7/2018 8:39:00 PM
A FAVE no less. Thank you and congrats on your very well deserved win, Sneha.
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Date: 12/17/2017 3:44:00 AM
Congrats on your win, Sneha - Merry Christmas to you and yours! :-)
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Date: 12/28/2016 5:53:00 PM
What and enchanting and creative piece of writing. This poem had its own melody that had me singing along as I read. Really nicely done and congrats on your contest placement.
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Date: 12/27/2016 7:12:00 PM
Sneha, congratulations on your fine placement on this short list of winners for your outstanding poem! Hugs, Sandra
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Date: 12/27/2016 7:03:00 PM
Congratulations Sneha on this successful entry. I enjoyed sharing this time together in the nook. Very insightful and expresive.
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Date: 12/27/2016 6:55:00 PM
Your words ring so true Sneha! I can watch a movie and may forget it in a few weeks. But when I read a book I remember it forever. This is such a wonderful poem. Congratulations on your placement! 7 ; )
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Date: 5/23/2016 3:09:00 PM
Exceptional, Sneha. Of course it is expected, as you are are aptly called "the literature lover" ... "A book falls open and I fall in" ... << I loved this description here. Much more difficult to do with a television set ... with a book each reader gets a varied experience. Great work, my friend!
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Date: 5/24/2016 3:38:00 PM
Yes, I'm very glad you understand it.. Thank you SO much for your encouraging comment; so happy you liked it!! :) :)
Date: 5/15/2016 4:20:00 AM
A well written poem my dear friend, Sneha. I love it so much and I've thoroughly enjoyed this fine winning piece. Congratulations!Hug! love lots, Galeo
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Date: 5/16/2016 1:35:00 AM
Thanks a lot for your lovely comments, dear Leonara!! :) :)
Date: 5/8/2016 8:24:00 AM
Absolutely lovely, Sneha! I love how you fall into an open book, and the final stanza is very good. Congrats on this top win! // paul
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Date: 5/8/2016 10:19:00 AM
Thank you so much for your lovely comment; I'm so glad you liked it!! :) :)
Date: 5/5/2016 7:35:00 AM
Truly a lovely write, Sneha. Congratulations on your win in the contest. T.J
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Date: 5/8/2016 10:21:00 AM
Thank you so much!! :) :)
Date: 5/4/2016 5:14:00 PM
You nailed it Sneha - i hope to see you writing books in the future - you have an amazing ability for one so young:-) congrats on your win:-) hugs Jan xx
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Date: 5/5/2016 1:42:00 AM
Oh, Thank you so so much for your support, dear Jan!! So glad you like it!! :) :)
Date: 5/3/2016 12:12:00 PM
- A lovely poem, Sneha - (I can see it is a winning poem) ..... Well deserved, and congratulations ! :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 5/3/2016 12:13:00 PM
Thank you so much for your support, dear Anne Lise! So glad you like it! :)
Date: 5/3/2016 8:55:00 AM
Congrats on your wonderful placement in A Nook and a Storybook contest, Sneha!
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Date: 5/3/2016 11:12:00 AM
Thank you so much!! :) :)
Date: 5/3/2016 6:13:00 AM
Magnificent piece of work!! Congrats Sneha, for your well, deserved WIN in the contest!!! ;-)
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Date: 5/3/2016 7:47:00 AM
Thank you so much; very glad you like it!! :) :)
Date: 5/2/2016 6:03:00 PM
Congrats on a great win Sneha..
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Date: 5/3/2016 12:11:00 AM
Thanks a lot!! :) :)
Date: 5/2/2016 3:59:00 PM
Sneha, I do not know what placement you got. I am going right now to see. Whatever it was, THIS for ME was the BEST I have seen. I love this. YOU were at YOUR personal best when you did this and it shows your love of books. Congrats on the win. and a fave for me.
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Date: 5/3/2016 12:08:00 AM
Oh, Thank you so so much for your lovely comment, dear Andrea!! I'm so happy you liked it.. Thanks a lot!! :) :)
Date: 5/2/2016 9:05:00 AM
Congrats on your beautiful win with placement my lovely friend. Loved always, bl
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Date: 5/2/2016 11:21:00 AM
Thanks so much for your lovely comment!! :) :)
Date: 5/2/2016 6:56:00 AM
Hi Sneha, i enjoyed this read. Congratulations on your win in the contest. An excellent write. This is a seven. Hugs....Mike. XX
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Date: 5/2/2016 7:05:00 AM
Thanks a lot for your lovely comment; so glad you liked it!! :) :)
Date: 5/1/2016 9:32:00 PM
Sneha, congratulations on your win!!! Hugs Eve
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Date: 5/1/2016 11:15:00 PM
Thank you so much for my placement! :) :)
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