Losing yourself in a book

“There is no mistaking a real book when one meets it. It is like falling in love.”
Christopher Morley, PipefulsFullSizeRender (3)

A way to get infinite pleasure

Is reading a good book at your leisure

Soaking in every printed word

Transported to another world..

Letting the characters grow on you

Living their life vicariously, too.

In sync with the cadence of the plot,

In the writer’s web, you get caught..

Letting your imagination soar

As new ideas open their doors

The whole slew of human emotions

Love, jealousy, flattery, devotion

Anger, despair, happiness, 

Each one you may witness.

With each new book you embark

On a virtual adventure in the dark

Not knowing what is in store

An engrossing read or a colossal bore.

When you get to a good book you may find

“Nirvana” for the soul and mind

Reading a good book is my meditation

It leaves me with a sense of elation. 

P.S. The image above is a photograph of the mural in my local library.

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