Tuesday, August 5, 2014

The Process of Poetry





We agonize and analyze and criticize; we wait
We cross it out and toss about the albatross of doubt
We mitigate and litigate, debate and contemplate
And cleave to the belief that we will hear the silence shout

We fill the quill with want and will until it fain must spill
We dare the air to sit and stare at us without a word
We pant, 'I can’t' yet know we shan’t give up, for oh, the thrill
To shift and sift where letters drift until a poem is stirred

We urge where surge of echoes splurge; to rein their essence in
We pray, oh may the Giver of all things guide our thought
We fumble, stumble, tumble through a world somewhere within
And then we write as thought takes flight; this is a poet’s lot

© Janet Martin

7 comments:

  1. Love it.

    Happy day to you, Janet ...

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  2. thank-you:)
    Don't you find sometimes writing is a third cup of coffee-stre-e-e-tch-hunch-squint-stare-groan-pray-scribble-startover-keep on keeping on-exercise?!!

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  3. It is true. And yet the creating is so rewarding...love how you tell it :o)

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  4. You bet it is! Sometimes more than other times but we never know what it will be until we try!

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  5. Janet, I find that my writing is exactly what you say above ...a third cup of coffee-stre-e-e-tch-hunch-squint-stare-groan-pray-scribble-startover-keep on keeping on-exercise?!


    Happy writing....
    Brenda



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  6. Happy writing to you as well, Brenda. Isn't it the best kind of stre-e-e-tch-hunch-squint-stare-groan-pray-scribble-startover-keep on keeping on-exercise?!!

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  7. Happy writing to you as well, Brenda. Isn't it the best kind of stre-e-e-tch-hunch-squint-stare-groan-pray-scribble-startover-keep on keeping on-exercise?!!

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