I Hear A Character Speak

Imagine me, or I will not exist.
Your thoughts flesh out my body, give me weight.
My voice inside your head - you choose the tone.
Some final touches: I'm complete. But wait
And see me grow, well nurtured by your dreams
Till I transcend the fiction and appear
More real than the dull familiar truth
Of everyday existence. Have no fear.
I'll guide you gently, teach you to escape
Into my world, drawn on a larger scale,
Though with just two dimensions. Fill the gaps
And write yourself into the best loved tale.
You're in my story, former selves all shed.
Suspended, waiting, dying to be read.

by Julia Klimenova

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Comments (7)

Submerged into our characters until we become them and they are us..Wonderful thought...Scarlett
I loved this Julia. The strong narrative voice showed how powerful the imagination can be from both the perspective of the writer and the reader. Kind regards. Justine.
strongly and confidently written, Julia. i liked the narrative voice, the poem's tightness and ability to say a lot in its short space. i particularly thought the passage 'Fill the gaps / And write yourself into the best loved tale./ You're in my story, former selves all shed.' was grand.
Julia, I felt a sense of anticipation, eagerness to flesh out this person, to make him complete, if only in my own mind. Beautifully written, well presented. Scarlett
Original, mystical, enchanting - wonderful. With warmth, Gina.
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