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A Poet, Paper and Pen
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A Poet, Paper and Pen


The word glorious is uppermost
as he listens to the birds in the field
feeling the impending heat of the day
trying to break through the cool air
causing vapors to rise from the meadow
it’s another glad to be alive morning
and the poet in frustration ponders
searching for words to tell his feelings.


They come and he’s without paper or pen
memory will serve and he basks in the day
complacent and confident he anticipates
an afternoon of writing a moving testament
arriving home he finds the words have fled
with the coolness of the morning air
all he feels is the heat of summer
and a frustrated poet vows
never again to be without paper or pen
while the poem drifts on the winds
of what might have been.


© Marcia Miller-Twiford


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Reviewed by Brenda Dobson
Most enjoyable wtiging, Marcia, and so often true. As writers, we must always be prepared for when the words come forth. All the best, Brynn :)
Reviewed by Dawn Anderson
Marcia, this has happened to me on more than one occasion. You have written this so beautifully, and I especially like the imagery in the first stanza.
Reviewed by Laura Mckenzie
Wonderfully written! Laura :) Best wishes on your writing!
Reviewed by Aberjhani
I have been known to cry when that happens--"...arriving home he finds the words have fled".

Or when reading a poem so lyrically wise and compassionate as this one.

Reviewed by John Domino
Yes, wondefully penned!

Are you an early morning writer?


John Michael
Reviewed by Elizabeth Russo
I can certainly relate to this piece, Marcia, as I'm sure many can. We are so often inspired by our surroundings, and without paper and pen, they can flee before we know it. This is quite bothersome. Nicely captured frustration. Best, Elizabeth
Reviewed by Edwin Hurdle
A moving poem you have written.I have always enjoy reading your works,take care

Reviewed by Debby Rosenberg
i felt a personal anguish when I read your attentive piece, my muse arrives just as I'm about to sleep...I always believe I will remember the words in the morning, but I never do...
Reviewed by Myrna Badgerow
A lovely piece.. I usually am of the 'if they are meant to be they shall return' mood. Although I have been frustrated a time or two when they have not..))

hugs, Myrna
Reviewed by - - - - - TRASK
A Great Poet Does Not Think He Listens He Writes Great Poetry...

Credit Illuminating Write...

Reviewed by Karen Palumbo
Perhaps at a later date the thoughts once fresh will return......

Be always safe,
Reviewed by Mr. Ed
while the poem drifts on the winds
of what might have been.

Quite powerful, Marcia.
Reviewed by Georg Mateos
"...writing a moving testament..." yes, truly poets do that, making ink of their souls and quills from the thorns piercing their hearts to compose a few phrases that will grab your emotions like no one.


Reviewed by Flying Fox Ted L Glines
Hoooo boy, that is the truth, for sure :-)

Jude has a good idea there; worth trying.

Reviewed by jude forese
you've made many exceptional points in this poem ... (that's why i carry a digital recorder ;)
Reviewed by John Leko
...honest and beautiful recognize the poets heart...his words in the wind.
enjoyed this piece very much Marcia...
Reviewed by Cindy Tuttle
Marcia, What a oh so true poem!Thank you. So well written!
Thank you.

With love,
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
Were you looking over my shoulder, Marcia? You capture the mood of a poet, brilliantly in verse - well done.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by George Carroll
This has happened to me all too often. Great poem on how a poet can get frustrated at times when he lose what might have been his best poem for lack of paper and pen near by. LOL
Reviewed by Bonnie May
Such a true and beautiful write. If you ever figure out how to get waterproof paper for the bath, let me know. That's where I write many and lose many. Well done Marcia. Love, Bonnie
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