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Inspiration Taps Softly

Sometimes late at night as we succumb to sleep
We greet creative thoughts beyond those of counting sheep

It’s said Thomas Edison held coins in his hands
That clanged into a bucket noisily as planned

Stirring, he was intrigued by notions for invention
That seemed to emerge from a different dimension

It worked for him and if you enter an alpha state
You, too, may find this source of inspiration great

For it is this exercise of the mind unwinding
That serves to recount the day, subtle reminding

Of the joy you found when beholding a flower
And the thrill of discovering nature’s power

Or the touch of a hand from one who reaches out
When a vulnerable heart is mired in doubt

And the scent of loved ones’ perfume on a pillow
That permits our longing memories to billow

The sounds and tastes of each long day also emerge
As slumber takes charge and begins its nightly purge

So keep a pen and pad at bedside as you retire
Knowing that inspiration is likely to spire

Copyright © Carolyn Devonshire

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  1. Date: 6/3/2010 11:49:00 AM
    I especially identify with this poem, and agree with it's concept. Each new advance in mankind's developement comes from the depth that you bring out, so clearly, Carolyn. Congratulations on your second round win. Agape, Moses

  1. Date: 6/3/2010 9:07:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poetry x2 making it through the first round Carolyn. I wish you the best in the finals. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 6/1/2010 6:42:00 PM
    Congratulations on being among the first rounders Carolyn. I enjoyed this poem and know the feeling but usually drop off before I get anything down. :):) ..cheers Margaret

  1. Date: 6/1/2010 5:35:00 AM
    Very weell written and congrats for the first round, Carolyn...Love, Gert

  1. Date: 6/1/2010 12:41:00 AM
    Excellent... Congratulations...:JP]

  1. Date: 5/31/2010 8:05:00 AM
    Very good advice here Carolyn.A worthy Ist round winner indeed.Rgds Brian

  1. Date: 5/19/2010 8:21:00 PM
    O I love that so much. I enjoy writing, but I do not have the gift of rhyming. :( Thank you for reading my work, & also for sharing this with us all, beautiful & so true

  1. Date: 3/14/2010 4:12:00 PM
    Carolyn, Rereading this poem I find so much soul and insight that I can't help but smile and declare that you truly have caught the muse. Love, Tom

  1. Date: 2/16/2010 7:09:00 AM
    this is great i loved the way you described every thing using just the perfect words, well i can appreciate that simce it can be hard to try and find the words to use to make it sound exactly the way you wanted. =)jo

  1. Date: 2/12/2010 3:24:00 AM
    true n inspiring.will make a note of that. sweet dreams ma'am.

  1. Date: 2/9/2010 9:06:00 AM
    Only one who has had those moment can write so truly of it ... we are called to labor by a source beyond us, and he chose no announce moment to come upon us ... well done!

  1. Date: 2/8/2010 9:37:00 AM
    T%hose last two lines are all too true, my dear. I know them well. Thank you for your kindness. By the way, this here would not be at all bad for a Broadway or classic old Hollywood musical lyric. Regards, Gerard.

  1. Date: 2/5/2010 5:44:00 AM
    Nice poem, absolutely right, though for me it only works for stories, not poetry.

  1. Date: 2/3/2010 8:28:00 AM
    Rod Serling also wrote many episodes of the twilight zone using this method great title carolyn and really good write as always your a plessure to read

  1. Date: 2/1/2010 8:11:00 AM

  1. Date: 1/29/2010 10:11:00 PM
    Dear Carolyn, You are and Inspiration with this " YOUR POEM of YOUR Inspiration " I will keep a pen by my bed From now on This is a Winner to me Thank-YOU for YOUR Gracious Comments Muchly Appreciated LOVE YOU ALWAYS...HG

  1. Date: 1/28/2010 2:03:00 PM
    i really love the last two lines. A beautiful poem... sweet and listful. I want to dream now as dreamers do. -Susan Mills

  1. Date: 1/28/2010 12:13:00 AM
    Thank you for your welcome blog comments today Carolyn.Rgds Brian

  1. Date: 1/27/2010 10:50:00 PM
    Superbly written and orchestrated. I love reading your is always inspiring and a pleaure to read. If this is how you do it, it is no wonder your poetry is in a class of its own. Mac

  1. Date: 1/27/2010 3:59:00 PM
    sounds like a winner! great idea