Posts tagged ‘writing’

October 23, 2021

I’ve been writing

by Jem Croucher
I've been writing now for ages
my pen just can't keep still
and I'm certain that will be the case
for more years yet until
I've lost the plot entirely
and the words, dried up, are done
(I'll rue the day) but then accept
that day has finally come

But I'm pleased to say for now at least
I still write every day
as life it still continues
and has plenty more to say
So that's what I use my words for
to paint the life I see
in all its many nuances
as it evolves 'round me

September 16, 2021

I STRUGGLE TO WRITE IN CURSIVE

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

A Simple
Thoughtless
And Automatic Act
When I Was Young
But Not Now
The Years
And Tears
Have Changed That

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September 10, 2021

Writing at Night II

by Jem Croucher
I've been up half the night
as sleep wouldn't come
so I took up my pen
til the morning begun

And wrote down the words
that this page now reveals
as when slumber resists
this writing, it heals

Then as the light grows
and the day takes a hold
I read back the lines
and the story I've told

August 14, 2021

Indigo Illusions

by Venkat

infinite inks, iguana’s inspire
innate impulses, instincts inborn
imprints indigo, indigo illusions

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August 3, 2021

Nightwrite II

by Jem Croucher
I couldn't sleep
so wrote instead
to get the words
out from my head
The night was hot
the air was still
and slumber failed
completely 'til
the early hours
and cooler times
when I had written
all my lines

July 30, 2021

#3 POETRY =

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm 

Poetry =

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July 24, 2021

#2 POETRY = REDUX

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

Poetry =

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July 24, 2021

THE MARMALADE MOON – REDUX

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

The marmalade moon

spreads across

the still warm

crust of earth

toasted

by the midday sun

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July 22, 2021

#1 POETRY = REDUX

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

Poetry =

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July 22, 2021

THE ONE WHO ALWAYS LOVES ME – REDUX

by thereluctantpoet

THE ONE WHO ALWAYS LOVES ME

By Charles Robert Lindholm

Unworthy

of the gift

of forgiveness

am I

 

But still

the gift

is offered

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February 14, 2021

A Valentine’s Day Giggle Poem

by Joel Kravitz

woo hoo

.

If  a gentleman can make a gal giggle,
There’s a good chance that gal will like you.

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February 14, 2021

A Valentine’s Day Smitten Limerick

by Joel Kravitz

Poetry challenge: Valentines poem.

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I’ve been smitten; there’s no way I’d mistake it
And I don’t know how you will take it.

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January 19, 2021

WHEN YOU COME TO ME

by thereluctantpoet

WHEN YOU COME TO ME

By Charles Robert Lindholm  

I love it

when you come

to me

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January 12, 2021

TEMPTED

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm   4:20 1/7/2017

TEMPTED - 50 PERCENT

I was tempted

but I resisted

it was easy

when I had no desire

when I had no need

when I had no hunger

I said, “No”

before I met you

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January 12, 2021

YOU’RE AN INSPIRATION

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

To a woman of beauty,
with a mischievous smile
and a seductive pose

with words that thrill me
in poems and prose”

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November 1, 2020

If Yesterday Were a Door

by Venkat

if yesterday were a door
would you find her hand
where the sunset slid

if yesterday were a door
would you hold her smile
where the memories hid

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September 22, 2020

DON’T BE AFRAID OF ELFCHENS

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

Don’t

Be Afraid

Of Little Elfchens,

Let Them Bring You

Happiness!

Copyright © 2020 Charles Robert Lindholm – The Reluctant Poet
All Rights Reserved – 08-06-2020 – 2:00 P.M.

Inspired by Jeanne of Women Who Think Too Much blog.
An Elfchen Is A Little Eleven Word Poem In A Five Line Format
Elchens are a great way to beat writer’s block!!

Please come and explore my Archives here on Poet’s Corner or
on The Reluctant Poet blog

July 18, 2020

Micropoetry

by Bhavya Prabhakar, India

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I am away from glory

To catch hold of lory

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June 15, 2020

Why I Write

by HemmingPlay

A writer of modest talent can only hope one day to put together a word or two—on a rare week, a phrase—that’s worth keeping. This is not the conceit of petty perfectionism. This is just the reality of having a mediocre vision that cannot totally grasp what floats in and out of view. It’s the curse of having an mind’s eye that comes close enough to see the possibilities dimly, but does not quite have that extra something that would make it all clear. The curse of the ‘if-only’. The torture of the dreamer who is granted a taste of a truth in the night but loses it upon wakening. The humility of Moses on the border of the promised land who may not cross over, no matter the sacrifice. And virtue is no guarantee. The world often rewards those of questionable credentials.

It’s a frustration that has to be managed—The gap between what might be glimpsed, a brief impression of something sublime and the skill that, were it a painting, only manages stick figure drawings.

So the experience is one of enduring the sense of of constant failure —even accepting it as the price— to press the cheek up against the foggy glass that keeps one just beyond the truth…. Throwing the lariat a thousand times at a stallion that prances just out of reach, hoping that one more throw will tame the beast and bring him nearer, to feel the heat and the true wild life of him. Yet still, as seems to be the way of the Plan, It is a way to learn humility, and patience and forgiveness. Nothing need be wasted, and the great wheel grinds always, and grinds exceedingly small.

That’s the job. Putting up with failure long enough to feel the hot breath of something beautiful.  It is insanity. But oh, so seductive.  

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March 7, 2020

The middle of the book

by Jem Croucher

I’ve reached the middle of my book
these little friends of mine
carried with me whence I go
and with me for a time

Scribblings out and jottings too
the scratching of my pen
there to capture all the words
at happenstance and when

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February 26, 2020

Meaning

by Venkat

time comes with a lid
no handles to hold
the night was a thief
dark thumbs to wear
kept dreams to count
love without doors
leaves but feathers
till days break aloud
to let in theives
for their tall times

you are the wall
you are the mother
you are the duck
you are the music
you are the night
you are the sound
you are the silence

December 8, 2019

Miles Melting

by Jem Croucher

And as I travel metal sings
cocooned here in the warmth
night passes swift outside
where winter chill escapes me

Slumber beckons but I resist
taking pen to paper instead
I while away time passing
as the miles melt away

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October 23, 2019

Hiatus

by Jem Croucher

Jemverse hiatus
for just over a week
but I’ll still be writing
and am as we speak

For there’s inspiration
in all that I see
so my pen it stays handy
and close by to me

The writing as always
is something I do
which after hiatus
I’ll share here with you

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September 27, 2019

My Chair

by Jem Croucher

There’s a place in my house where I sit
and, if I chose to lose myself I can
Be it with reading or writing
or music or game
Sometimes Obi joins me
as it is for him safe haven
when there is something loud downstairs
My little brown comfort blanket
snuggled up and sleeping
in my chair beside me

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September 5, 2019

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by dokurtybitz

It’s been
2,920 days

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August 30, 2019

Tri-haiku XXIII (August)

by Jem Croucher

The comfort of a
quiet morning in summer
August in England

Writing at first light
and then, as the sun rises
Chorus of the dawn

Welcomes in the day
as I do in readiness
with August sunshine

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February 14, 2019

A Valentine’s Day Giggle Poem

by Joel Kravitz

Poetry challenge: Valentines poem.

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If you’re a gentleman and can make a gal giggle,
There’s a good chance that gal will like you.

read more »

January 8, 2019

Evening Solitude: A set of Haikus

by pranabaxom

If friendship measured
In yardsticks of achievements
Prefer enemies

*****

For your professed love
Abandoned those that loved you
Beware betrayal

*****

Wings are for flying
It will be cruel to clip
The wide world beckons

*****

No words are spoken
Silence heavy in our hearts
Forever a lie

*****

Evening solitude
Raging tsunami torments
Forlorn heart sheds tears


This poem was first published on http://www.fleetingmuse.wordpress.com on January 5, 2019.