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Reading and Writing


Author: Linksquest
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Compares Reading and Writing as Reality and Fantasy.


Reading and Writing



Reading is Reality.
Writing is Fantasy.

When one reads,
The words written
Meld the present surroundings
Of the reader
Into the world imagined
By the writer.
This world is written
With tangible
black on white—
ink on paper—
so it must be so,
must be true,
must be living in the mind
of the reader.

When one writes,
The words written
Are fireflies,
Luminous flying flames,
Captured from the grassy fields,
The night-time lakes,
The softly glowing lanterns
Deep in crystal caves.

The writer brings
Fantasy into Reality
So that real people
May meet Fanciful People
And thus make friends with
The mermaids
And the faeries
From cool forest pools
And moonlit twinkling oceans.

Reading is Reality.
Writing is Fantasy.
But, perhaps,
The
two worlds
become one
When both
are done.




Submitted on 2006-07-19 12:29:10     Terms of Service / Copyright Rules
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  The written word is tangible, an idea is not. Ideas expressed on paper become more real than those held in thought. Fantasies are whimsical ideas as opposed to concrete. Our mind's release becomes those fantasies, and when penned onto paper become stories or poems, attaining a life of their own. In this way "writing is fantasy", and "reading is reality." Words, indeed, are "fireflies", very elusive, difficult to capture, and harder yet to utilize.

Loved it.

Phil
| Posted on 2006-07-19 00:00:00 | by phil askew | [ Reply to This ]
  I love this poem. It perfectly describes how special the relationship can be between the reader and the writing. An author can make things, otherwise not possible, real for the reader. Lovely poem, it's going straight into my favourites.
| Posted on 2006-07-19 00:00:00 | by DrunkOnShadows | [ Reply to This ]


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