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4:44 A.M.
by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner

Friday, October 26, 2007
Rated "G" by the Author.
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Didn't sleep real well, and so, I write ...

4:44 A.M.:  Nothing moving out in the
chill of night, except me getting the
paper and shutting the door quickly -
dang, it's cold out there.  No wonder,

36 degrees!  Still have a couple of
hours of dark left; the temperature
could fall another degree or 2.  You
know, some hot tea sounds good -

yeah.  Ahhhhhhhhhh.  Warms me up
inside, the heat, the out.  Surrounded
by comfort.  Nevermind the smoke -
too cold.  Oh, well.  Don't need it

anyway.  (I say that now ...)  All I
need is a cat to purr on my lap ...
I'd name her Muse.  Another reason
to write poetry early in the morning ...

then again, writers write at all hours,
even at the unGodly time of 4:44 A.M.!

(c) 2007, Karla Dorman (10/26)

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Reviewed by Lois Christensen 5/30/2008
Good cat moving around his body. Good poetry written at 4:44 a.m. Like you timed poems and enjoy them. Just you have so many it will take me time to read more. I so do enjoy your reviews to others though, and think you are a great Texan and a great person. We all have our sleepness nights and you do something productive with yours.
Reviewed by Axilea MU 12/7/2007
I had to read this poem when I saw the title... you know this has happened to me very often. Similar situations and, although I found it difficult not being able to sleep, I found some sort of peace in the silent hours between two and five in the morning and... inspiration!

I understand the state you were in :-)

Reviewed by Daniel McTaggart 10/28/2007
That's one of the best times for writing, Karla! I always wrote then during my night shifts at the convenience store. Somehow, the sleepiness, however slight it may be, helps you think of things that might not come out during the day. I hope you'll try it again sometime. I really enjoyed this one!
Reviewed by Randall Barfield 10/27/2007
all hours and many different places! can't beat it
Reviewed by Amber Moonstone 10/27/2007
Good Morning to you, and I wish you peace, love, and light this day!

Amber "V"
Reviewed by Mitzi Jackson 10/27/2007
all sounds alot like me as well
leaving this post about 5:00am
and tea sounds good right now
Big Smile nice to read you again
Reviewed by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen 10/26/2007
You sound alot like me
God Bless
Reviewed by Ann Scarborough 10/26/2007
Don't you hate it when it won't let you sleep? Great one here Karla.
Reviewed by Carole Mathys 10/26/2007
...ah the wee hours when words come so easy...great piece Karla
love and peace, Carole~
Reviewed by E T Waldron 10/26/2007
Enjoyed a look into your poetic morning,Karla;-) I agree with Richard. I too wake middle of night when I write some of my better ones.

Reviewed by Sherry Heim 10/26/2007
4:44 you are on my time schedule now, Karla, I am usually in the shower at that time getting ready for work. I have learned to love the solitude and peacefulness of those quiet hours when the world sleeps and the day seems to belong to only me. I am sorry to hear that you didn't sleep well, but I hope that you enjoyed those few minutes of tranquility when the world belonged only to you and your pen found its way to the page to leave this tale.
Take care,
Reviewed by richard cederberg 10/26/2007
This is like a poetic diary - now that is an original idea and one you might expound upon. I always wake up early and flop about for awhile and then go back to sleep and dream. It's weird but it never changes. Blessings to your dear Karla ...
Reviewed by Sandie May Angel-Joyce 10/26/2007
Our muse always seems to eotk best at the time that we need to sleep...

A delightful read!!! Enjoyed!!!!!

Sandie May Angel :o)
Reviewed by Kathy Armijo 10/26/2007
Seems to be a lot of that going around the den, writing at the wee hours of the morning. If I were to do that, my husband would probably take my computer and throw it out [maybe even me]. lol

Reviewed by Christine Alwin 10/26/2007
I know,, it is crazy how you can wake up with a jolt,, words just spill,,, just to fill for us,,, good job,,
Reviewed by Jeanette Cooper 10/26/2007
In the middle of the morn when all is quite and still, Karla observes her surroundings for her thoughts to fill, as she pens a poem so early in the morning.

I thought it was cold here at 60, but 30---ccccoooolllddd!
Reviewed by Chantilly Lace (Reader) 10/26/2007
Wonderful writing for being up so early sweet lady,I truly hope you get some rest..sleep well sweet lady and sweet dreams...Hugsss
Reviewed by Staci Gansky-Wagner 10/26/2007
ok you must be tired now :). 3-5 am is the spiritual hours, most people wake up between these times. Great well.
Reviewed by Susan de Vegter 10/26/2007
I was up at 4 myself this morning but that would be 5 AM your time. The wind chimes were making music and still are playing for the ducks and geese. Fall is in the air here in Florida too and a nice little chill it is this morning. You need to get a cat and name her Muse.
Reviewed by Felix Perry 10/26/2007
So true and for me those hours between 3 and 5 in the morning are usually the most fruitful as a the world sleeps so live I.

Reviewed by Georg Mateos 10/26/2007
At 4.43 I was flushing the bowl, though I banged my righ big toe on the door frame as I was returning to bed %$#&%¤***&...
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 10/26/2007
Strangely enough, I awoke this morning at exactly 3:10. And I had just watched the movie, 3:10 To Yuma the day before. Very odd, although the movie was very good. Write On - and a cat muse, is always very good!
Reviewed by john zimmerman 10/26/2007
yup, that is 4;40 am

good write, kj

Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 10/26/2007

For being so early in the a.m., you did a bang up job here! Very good write; very well penned! BRAVA, Karla!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your twin, Karen Lynn. :D
Reviewed by Ch'erie de Perrot 10/26/2007
Oh your'e not kidding LOL whenever the fit takes us, or a need to unload our thoughts rattling around in the brain :)

Love the explanation..hehe.

Warm Hugs
Ps So sorry to see the terrible fires in Malibu...Boy can we relate to that sorrow, every year here, without fail.
Am just glad no one perished that I have heard, though the wildlife has suffered and so many are out of homes.
My thoughts have been with you all in that region.
HUGS againxxxxxx
Reviewed by Rose Rideout 10/26/2007
How very true Karla, writers write when it comes to mind. Thank you for sharing.

Newfie Hugs coming your way, Rose
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 10/26/2007
I have it on good authority that God did some of His best work at 4:44 a.m. . . . LOL . . . Nice write . . .
Reviewed by Paul Berube 10/26/2007
Well done Karla. I know right where you're coming from.

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