The Official Writing Challenge
This article has been read 1334 times
Member Comments
Member
Date
06/11/10
This is extraordinarily beautiful. Reflects the longings of my heart when I read... leaving walls behind and soaring. Excellent.
Extraordinarily well written, beautiful.
06/15/10
Ah, this is beautiful! Thank GOD for books and gifted writers who "take us there."
You have expressed beautifully the power of written words.
06/15/10
What can I say to do this justice? Stories are never just bits of paper bound together. A great deal of a writer's soul is expressed within the pages, along with countless experiences only dreamed of. On behalf of all of us, I thankyou for expressing that very concept in your poem.
06/16/10
WOW! Absolutely amazing-outstanding!
I must plead guilty to often bypassing an entry after reading the first line of a poem. But you drew me in immediately and literally held me captive until the end...and I didn't want it to end...just like the books that "take us there."
Oh wow... I really like this poem! Perfect voice, beautiful, vivid imagery - it's perfect!
This is beautiful. It echoes my sentiments in such a wonderful, soothing way.
06/16/10
Exquisite work... I LOVED where this took me!
06/16/10
*deep sigh* That. Was. Incredible. I love it so much. Absolutely perfect.
06/16/10
Nicely written poem! You've brought out the childlike feeling of a longing heart very well, of a keen spirit waiting to enter into a different realm within the stories written in books.
I want to go to! I loved all the images you and your very active imagination produced through just reading or thinking of books. Thank you.
06/17/10
Congratulations! This is beautiful... I love the lilting rhythm. . . and the sweet and gentle atmosphere.
Absolutely beautiful Rachel. Congratulations on your very well deserved win.
Oh, so beautiful, so lyrical. Magnificently done and oh so deserving of its place on high today! Congratulations!
06/17/10
A well deserved 1st place EC. Congratulations, this was truly outstanding.
06/17/10
Oh how beautiful! I could picture each stanza in a watercolor painting. Childlike visions, but with mature thoughts.

I LOVED this line: Take me where no map is drawn,
So I may be the first.
Take me far away from here,
Where hearts and dreams give birth.
Could I use that quote someday? It creats such adventure and fear at the same time at the thought of pursuing one's dreams.
06/17/10
Remarkable in every way. Deserving of #1 here and so much more. Is there anything a book does more than take us away?

Mona
06/17/10
Amazing! Congratulations!! I love it. :)
06/17/10
Wow! What a beautiful evocation of the power of a good book! I love every word of this. Very well done--Congratulations!
06/17/10
Love the meter and the flow of this wonderful piece. Huge congrats on your first place win and EC. Very nice!
06/18/10
Beautifully written and with such a tender spirit. Congratulations on a well-deserved recognition. Nancy Sullivan
Oh dear Rachel...Congratulations to you---From the loving heart of Our Lord...Thank You! Thank You! After my absence of 3 months of forced bed rest---the Lord lets You bless me with this lovely lovely piece! Rejoice! You have touched my heart SO MUCH, that I prayed for greater Poetry Blessings for you---in the months to come..Amen...Amen
Oh dear Rachel...Congratulations to you---From the loving heart of Our Lord...Thank You! Thank You! After my absence of 3 months of forced bed rest---the Lord lets You bless me with this lovely lovely piece! Rejoice! You have touched my heart SO MUCH, that I prayed for greater Poetry Blessings for you---in the months to come..Amen...Amen