Into Another Place.

I sit there reading my book

And suddenly I am no longer there.

I have slipped helplessly,

Slipped involuntarily

Into the words on the page

Taking me to the life

That the author has created.

It could be a world of mystery,

Of love or hate,

Of humour or sadness,

But I am out of my body

Enjoying that life,

Created for me to read.


  • orchidee

    Good write Gold
    Yes, we know that state when transported back to 1066, when we read of The Battle of Hastings. But wait - we wrote the book, having been there in person!

    • Goldfinch60

      Thanks Orchi.

      If you had written the book you would have missed out the bit where you told Harold to look up!!

    • Neville

      that's reading for you .. or rather that's a good read for ya .... I know exactly what you mean Andy ....

      • Goldfinch60

        So true Neville, I get completely lost in some books and the time just flies away. Saying that I have only read one book in one go that was "The Day of the Jackal" by Frederick Forsyth, I finished it about 2 in the morning.


      • Doggerel Dave

        Go with books Andy, every time.
        I get my books from Vinnies (sorry - a charity shop) They go (even quality stuff) for $2 a pop (that's approx a quid in pommy money) as they become out of fashion when electronic gadgetry is the thing now.

        • Goldfinch60

          There is a shop close to me where you can get books for free, all you need to do is returns the book and give them any books that are going spare - amazing place.

          Keep well


        • L. B. Mek

          nothing better, than the marriage of another's creativity to our own capacity for imagination: the fruits of such a pairing, birth some of the most genuinely momentous experience's in life

          • Goldfinch60

            Very, very true LB, it is amazing the number of phrases that I have read have inspired me to write some of my poems.


          • dusk arising

            Ah the pleasure of being lost in a good book. Pleasures i reserve for holidays when i can carelessly relax in comfortable frame of mind.

            • Goldfinch60

              Yes I can often get lost in a good book, it is wonderful.


            • ANGELA & BRIAN

              ANGELA HERE - Thanks for sharing Uncle Andy - Love JLT a very cool & delicate Piano ! I have a very good imagination (ask Brian !) and I can easily get lost in a gripping novel. I oten stay up reading til the END !

              Blessings & Peace to You & Yours
              Love Angela - Brian & Smokey ! ! !

              • Goldfinch60

                Thanks Angela, yes getting lost in a book can be so time consuming.


              • Clara

                Oh this is wonderful and so very true. Books are one of the worlds finest creations... I'm never without a good book. Always great to stumble upon another book lover like me! Great poem too!

                • Goldfinch60

                  Thank you Clara, yes good books are so wonderful.


                • Michael Edwards

                  i am also in another world when i read a good novel.

                  • Goldfinch60

                    Thank you Michael, it is so true.


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