Once upon a time, in a village deep in Kazakhstan

For her

“You deviate (I think she meant deviant),
all day long you saturate yourself with novels
while real life is playing. You ain’t no Anna
Karenina about be swept away by Vronsky.
Here, identify yourself with this broom
and sweep the court, dear daughter!”

– James Steerforth ( © 2010 )

Written around deviate, saturate and identify from 3WW and also very much à propos for Vicarious at One Single Impression.

About James Steerforth

I am an author of poetry and fiction, translator and painter who loves to have fun with borrowed feathers.
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11 Responses to Once upon a time, in a village deep in Kazakhstan

  1. Dee says:

    brought back from daydreams and the world of novels to the banal chores of life! I would go back to the book as soon as possible!

  2. ThomG says:

    There’s life, and there’s the life we dream about when we read. Nice.

  3. You make me want to read it again!

    ode to insomnia

    Also don’t forget to post your creative works at Monday Poetry Train Revisited on Monday mornings

  4. pieceofpie says:

    oh man reality can sweep one away….

  5. lissa says:

    there it is, realism, I suppose it’s easier to get lost in a fake world than the real one

  6. Mojo,NC,USA says:

    Lost in reading… the story of much of my youth.
    Lost in writing… the story of much of my present.

  7. Tumblewords says:

    The real world sometimes lacks the very things we need! Nice piece!

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  9. sandy says:

    This reminds me of a time my mom found my brother , who was supposed to be fixing her muffller underneath the car reading THE GODFATHER!

  10. Pearl says:

    Killer opener. Fun. Like the tones.

    alright, I’ll go do my errands and get off the net.

  11. hames1977 says:

    good poem. i was about to read anna karenina. hope i finish it fast.

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