Saturday, July 18, 2009

TSS: Readingless days

scattered everywhere
I see my books
pleased with my collection
fantasy, memoirs
magical realism, historicals.

yet my mind refuses
to pick any.
I enjoy the readingless days
writing poetry
or short fictions.

"when books are my life,
why am I slacking on my reading?"

3 comments:

Book Bird Dog said...

Nice poem to express your sentiments. It's summer and that means vacation to me.

Gavin said...

Sometimes we just need a break! Nice words express the feeling.

Bernadette in Australia said...

Well put. Even the most avid readers have days when the words won't go into the eyes...I always think that you have to miss things to truly appreciate them so a reading-free day (or week or whatever) means you'll appreciate your books more when you get back to them. And you will.