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How Wonderful It Is

How Wonderful It Is . . . 

to snuggle in my bed, no one around,
the purring of my cat the only sound.
And whether near a window streaming light
or with a lamp nearby me late at night,
I hold within my hands all boredom’s cure,
for I’m embarking on a magic tour.

I might be visiting a queen and king
while on my way to find a hidden ring.
Dark knights attack. Before the tale is done,
I am a hairy hobbit on the run!
Fear, though, is addicting. Oh, heart be still!
I’m chased through pages of a book. The thrill!

So many kinds of places I can go.
So many kinds of characters to know.
To ancient times on any given day
I might end up and then be swept away. . .
a slave girl who is yearning for the chance
to be set free and even find romance!

At other times, I’m in a mystery
or in a crazy person’s mind I’ll be!
When lost in a good plot, I just can’t wait
to finish up and know my hero’s fate.
To live another life I only need
to open up a book and start to read. . . 

How wonderful it is!

Written Feb. 20, 2017

Theme #5 for Jamie's interesting contest 1: the feeling of getting lost in a book

Copyright © Andrea Dietrich | Year Posted 2017


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  1. Date: 2/23/2017 9:03:00 PM

    This poem is simply wonderful Andrea! You have expressed so eloquently what it feels like to be lost in a book. The joy that can be had within the palms of your hands in the printed page. An awesome poem you have created. It is going into my faves! 7 ; )
  1. Date: 2/23/2017 8:50:00 AM

    Meant Consent Is this what they may have meant Did he have her complete consent Whatever they did may have gone Should have continued on and on End in the from sins did repent. Ran out of room again. Jim Jim Horn
  1. Date: 2/23/2017 8:37:00 AM

    I remember Mom putting the light on your bed so that you could read without hurting your eyes too much.
  1. Date: 2/23/2017 5:31:00 AM

    You do it so well Andrea, getting lost in a book I mean, no wonder you have such fluidity when your write, winning wishes are coming your way, hugs xo
  1. Date: 2/23/2017 3:50:00 AM

    When a cat is purring Seems to be occurring When words I have minced The me he rubs against. And also is reassuring. Wow. Can you believe that.
  1. Date: 2/22/2017 7:04:00 PM

    This is WONDERFUL, the flow, rhyme and content all grab and hold the reader. 7 and then some! Contest or not, this poem is a winner. Even better than a 7 is the WOW I gave you, and you'd know that if you'd heard me! Before my injury, I was always in a book. I miss reading, but refuse to dwell on it. Hugs ... CayCay
  1. Date: 2/22/2017 6:21:00 PM

    Yes, that is wonderful indeed, and you captured the feeling beautifully. A 7. Good luck in the contest.
  1. Date: 2/22/2017 5:31:00 PM

    How wonderful you are. Hope this does well in the contest. Your rhyme is smooth and effortless. The beat is even and pleasing. It sings. Personally I love it! A Fav!
  1. Date: 2/22/2017 3:32:00 PM

    Was it a king or queen size bed and did you read my cat poem about my cats. That actually happened this morning.
  1. Date: 2/22/2017 12:57:00 PM

    I love this Andrea! You have beautifully expressed the wonderment of books. They have been a lifesaver to me, one of the few ways to feel respite from pain. The details are so endearing, this is a special fave :-) blessings, lynn
  1. Date: 2/22/2017 11:19:00 AM

    A wonderful depiction of sifting through a good book, forgetting your troubles and putting your heart and mind in the hands of a hero or protagonist. Enjoyed this write Andrea!
  1. Date: 2/22/2017 7:18:00 AM

    You have described this feeling very nicely. Getting lost in a boo is like taking a mini vacation that you don't have to pack for. :) Really nice.
  1. Date: 2/22/2017 6:56:00 AM

    Wonderful indeed, Andrea, it's the best hobby:)
  1. Date: 2/22/2017 4:36:00 AM

    How wonderful !I love it Andrea...beautifully written...
  1. Date: 2/22/2017 3:28:00 AM

    It is a wonderful feeling getting lost in a book. Very well written, vivid and wonderful poem, Andrea. Best wishes for the contest. T.J
  1. Date: 2/22/2017 1:50:00 AM

    Jan, you took reading to a whole new level! I love it! My best, chuck