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A Lady At A Window Writing


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A lady at a window writing, 
measuring her words with strict precision. 
She takes a sip of ginseng tea 
to fuel her imagination. 
Memories go drifting by - a brother 
playing basketball, the softness 
of a springtime rain, the anger 
of an autumn sky, a flash, 
and thunder rumbling. 
Sights, smells and sounds 
are grist to her mill. Nothing spoils 
her view until her best attempt is done, 
but still dissatisfied she tweaks 
and fiddles, substitutes a weak word 
for a stronger one. Finally content 
she sets aside her pen. 
They will know her now, 
know the skill that she exhibits, 
and know that she will always do her best. 

Copyright © Keith Bickerstaffe

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  1. Date: 1/30/2013 11:02:00 PM
    this is gorgeous and I love that dedication!!

  1. Date: 1/29/2013 11:59:00 AM
    Great piece of poetry. Thanks for sharing. Lucilla

  1. Date: 1/29/2013 6:43:00 AM
    love this Keith,, truly classic poetry...

  1. Date: 1/28/2013 6:00:00 AM
    Beautiful verse Keith, love Elizabeth

  1. Date: 1/27/2013 11:58:00 PM
    I just read Barbara's latest write and yours my friend is doing the same...writing a beautiful picture for us to see. Very nice my friend. One love!

  1. Date: 1/27/2013 9:14:00 PM
    This is one beautiful and exceptional write my friend! I truly loved reading this incredible poem this evening! What a inspirational piece, Great Work!!

  1. Date: 1/27/2013 7:42:00 PM
    Your such an artist, what can I say that you haven't painted already with your words, except, this is a grand write, always your fan, xxx