An Interlude with a Book

I touched the book

and my mind went up in flames.

The words I read poured out wisdom,

I could barely breathe with the breadth of inspiration.

It was as if I was absorbing the book,

it entered my being and performed its magic.

I was ever so grateful for this replenishing experience,

I mentally thanked the author for being a conduit for this slice of catapulting creation.

Uplifted, refortified, 

I closed the book,

placed it reverently on the shelf,

and continued on with the tasks of the day.


◄ It's Okay

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Kevin Tan

Mon 29th May 2023 10:00

Maybe this is what our fast-paced world needs: books.
Personally I have the attention span of a short novel. I want to be able to read it in one afternoon. O God, I miss the days of the pre-internet world and brilliant Dutch children's books!

And of course I forgot to mention that this is a wonderfully written piece of art! :)

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Uilleam Ó Ceallaigh

Tue 23rd May 2023 09:05

Thank you Hélène.
The amount of sheer hard work which goes into the writing of a book, be it fiction, reference or whatever, deserves recognition.
Here on my left I have shelves full of books I've collected over the years, into which I sporadically-yes-delve!
One of them is quite an old copy of "Travels with a Donkey in the Cévennes" which helped inspire my backpacking trip along the Loire Valley a decade or so ago.
I'd consider my life much impoverished without such books.

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Mon 22nd May 2023 22:25

Thanks all for your much-appreciated comments and likes. It's funny, Keith, different books appeal to me at different times. Over the years I've found happy inspiration from such books as Seat of the Soul (Gary Zukav), A Thousand Names for Joy (Byron Katie), I Am That (Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj), and Journey of Souls (Michael Newton). Currently I am enjoying The Tools (Phil Stutz & Barry Michels). Next on my list is Choose Only Love (Sebastián Blaksley). I am so grateful to these writers who help me keep putting one foot in front of the other, come what may. ¡Qué Vida Loca!

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Graham Sherwood

Mon 22nd May 2023 20:24

It's good to escape Helene!

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keith jeffries

Mon 22nd May 2023 16:18

please don't hold back. What is the title and who is the author?
A tantalising poem.
Thank you,

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John Botterill

Mon 22nd May 2023 16:08

I love the juxtaposition of the ordinary tasks of the day with the awe inspiring experiences. Inspirational

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Matilda Simakaj

Mon 22nd May 2023 15:29

One of those cases when you think you are looking for an inspiration but inspiration finds you! 🙏🙏

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