Poem

The World in Words

A poem by Autumn Brutyn

Escape with me
To a world of words
The realm of romanticized reality
Of seeing things you’ll never see
Sunkissed futures, starlit pasts
Moonbeam dreams and love that lasts
Blue gardens in a far off place
A time your presence will never grace
A honeyed, silver fantasy
An indulgence embellished fancifully
Buoyed beyond the earth and seas
Transcending, bright philosophies

A reverie
Your heart grows light and feathery 
Soar with me on the flip of pages
Let paragraphs pull you to spotlit stages

Reading is a siren in a billowing gown
Whose kisses won’t drag you down  
you dive in deeper 
and deeper 
but you’ll never drown 
The water is warm and knowledge-bound
She’ll lure you in with her sweet elixir 
A tale of lore with adventurous shimmer
A dash of “ancient,” “gold,” and “treasure”
The chapters gust by like a warm summer zephyr

You’re ensnared in her grip 
But the blood doesn’t drip; your life gets better with each reality slip
Of course, to “get away” is a curse and a gift
The honeydew daydreams could lead to a rift
Between what is real and what is not 
You’ll find yourself often in an in-between spot

Escape with me
To a world of words
The realm of romanticized reality
Of seeing how wonderful life can be

When you live in a land of stories

1 thought on “The World in Words”

  1. Love the poem, Autumn. Not sure if you read the Gary Paulson book I recently sent to dad, but Paulson credits his life literally being saved by a caring librarian who got him interested in reading. I have been passionate about reading all my life and am so glad that you composed such an awesome poem honoring such an important part of so any people’s lives.
    ❤️ ‘Ya!!!!

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