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A Poet Speaks
by Dale Clark

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a poet speaks
who listens to the silence
phantoms of the night
shadows in the corners
sliding down the walls
following sun down
into the fading dusk

the muse sparks
a fire in a poet’s heart
starting a chain of thought
resulting in confused scribbling
on ink stained napkins
scratched into the neon glow
the night releases the ghosts

the pen pulsates
in the hand of the messenger
writing without movement
thinking without thought
gravitates towards another heart
which beats in rhythm
with the madness

the pulse quickens
at the stroke of midnight
awakening dreaming souls
leading them into wakeful watching
above the body they inhabit
to float into the words of rhyme
a world without time

a poet speaks

listen to the silence

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Reviewed by Oisín Breen
yes i agree with erin very middle of the night feel very spontaneous write?
Reviewed by Amy Hess (Reader)
you've completely captured another poet friend of mine. thank you. i haven't thought of him in a long time . . . (it was the neon reference that did it.)
Reviewed by Marilyn Seray
Enjoyed this excellent work
Reviewed by Angels Near
so many words of truth here, I love the way you describe living as a poet and "listen to the silence" - very well done!
Reviewed by Maria Lupinacci
Inspired writings! We are just the vessel!

Reviewed by Tien Avielle (Reader)
lovely visitation from your muse (-:
Reviewed by PEGGY
CJ muse sparks in this and all of yours is distictive always excellent.
Hugs Peg
Reviewed by Lori Moore
Very good write. Love the ending.
Reviewed by na na (Reader)
Your choice of words to get across your ideas is excellent, and so is the flow you establish in your writing. This is an excellent poem. Bill Murray
Reviewed by Tanya Ruth Larson
Indelible ink
and a joy to read.
Reviewed by Patricia Gomes
YES! "...the muse sparks
a fire in a poet’s heart
starting a chain of thought
resulting in confused scribbling
on ink stained napkins..."

Don't you just hate it that happens?!!Sharing the "feel" of this one; I understand.
Reviewed by Erin Kelly-Moen
:) Very middle-of-the-night-the-best-time-to-write feel to this, CJ! :) Really, though, it speaks volumes and resounds, silently.

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