A reader dips a hand
Into swift water
Waiting in initial silence
To be taken by the current
An author swims
Without life preserver
Yelling towards the shoreline
So true! So appreciate that author yelling, hollering, splashing their way!
“An author swims without a life preserver.”
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You have eloquently summed up the difference between readers and writers. Writers take a much greater risk. 🙂
Right on!!! (As we once said) AND, ‘Neato-Keeno’…
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Wow! Succinctly captured the contrast. Very perceptive.
Contrast, yes, but there is also a connection in there, somewhere?
Of course! That’s what makes this piece beautiful.
Thanks. I am flattered by your comments. Take care!
You’d described the “relationship” of the reader and the writer in relations to the work very well here.
Hurrah for the authors!!
I thought about the poem for several days because I wanted to appreciate it. And today, I feel the truth I am trying to shout to the shore. Well done.
The poem gave me a gut-chuckle, and then a quiet moment of self reflection. It is rare for writing to do both in a concise manner. Well done.
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