Taking it in

We travel through the eyes of others
leaving ourselves, walking different paths
yet we remain, for the most part, still
Transported, without convenience of vessels
Immersed to depths of deepest oceans
lifted to heights beyond expectations
emotions from breadth to width transpire

A writers ability, their journey, becomes ours
striking chords within us, we float, feel rhythm
endless possibilities, destinations unknown
Taking pictures as we read, we join them
voyeurs to their mind, their private thoughts
snippets, glimpses, we hide in shadows

Perhaps at times our visions cloudy, with
what we read, deciphering the meaning
we scratch our head or give a silent nod
For each writer is contradistinctive and it is
us who make the call, regardless of doubts
or lack of understanding, we embrace

The writer has the privilege
choosing words from head and heart
and I the reader to love or hate
be moved or be still

Copyright JMTacken 24.5.14

The things one writes whilst at the hairdressers…

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25 thoughts on “Taking it in

  1. as writers we all have the right and the control over what we put on any page. We express ourselves as we see fit, what others read is their response to our words. You raise some excellent points in this one Jenny. Well done.

  2. Jen, your words express so beautifully our experience as readers of others’ work. We are kind of on the sideline taking it all in, but only the one writing has a clear perspective of where their voice comes from or what they need to say. It makes the experience quite interesting.

  3. You write from your heart the best you can and hope to be understood. Sometimes, yes and others, no but you do it because you must. That’s what makes you YOU, individual even if reading is subjective.
    You do approach interesting subjects, Jen. Thank you. ❤

  4. Very well done, Jen! I love your contemplative prose on what a privilege it is to be a writer and the respectful role we play as a reader, as well. It truly is about the freedom to express and interpret – isn’t it? And you’ve done this so well. The lines…”emotions from breadth to width transpire” and “we join them voyeurs to their mind” drew me in – in such a beautiful way! (as you always do) And yes, you stopped me dead in my tracks at contradistinctive – love it! I have to ask…did you really write this while at the hairdressers??!!! Have a wonderful weekend, my friend! ❤ ~Karen~

    • Hello lovely, yes this was at the hairdressers, they know me well now, in I trot with my IPad lol thank you for choosing lines, I do like to know what resonates with readers. I liked the voyeur line too 🙂 the freedom of writers, a special and wondrous privilege and I thank you once again for your kind words. Hope you have a lovely weekend also Karen. Hugs ❤

  5. I love this post, and the comments. It is amazingly both easy and difficult at the same time, to share what we write. Knowing we want it read but not knowing what the reader will think about or do with your words once we share. Great post Jen.

  6. I like how you took the time to explain the process where we may not always agree or understand. We all want to be supportive of each other’s writing. Jen, this was so nicely expressed, my dear! Thank you for being so supportive of my writing and understanding, too. Hugs, Robin

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