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a poem by Elizabeth Padillo Olesen, Denmark

Take a break -
a break from writing,
a break from reading
but the human heart
will continue to derive joy
from writing, from reading.

Take a pause now
from writing
and from reading
but there will always be
that urge and call
to go back .

Yes, listen to the voice
to go back to letters and words,
to lines and verses,
to sounds and images
of stories
in time and space
that need
to be given life
by the pen
of a joyful heart.
August 28, 2019, after long break from writing ...

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