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I wonder if the poems birthed from my soul might be, like my days upon this earth , numbered. . . For recently that place - where my seedling thoughts once sprouted in abundance - has lain nearly fallow. And so it is I’m brought to contemplate. . . How long can poems keep springing forth from me? Yes, days are fleeting, but looking to sky, I see infinity. . . so I wish on boundless stars that thoughts will yet appear to Illuminate my mind, reflecting poems shining on and on. an unposted oldie

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  1. Date: 4/17/2013 10:33:00 AM
    I like the form on this poem. I seem to be in a big writing slump lately. When I write nothing seems to appeal to me or sound good. This is a wonderful poem and I am so behind in my reading. They just announced that our interest rates will remain low for a while yet. that is good news. love phyl

  1. Date: 4/12/2013 8:15:00 AM
    Stopping by again Wonderful piece here I love it thank you

  1. Date: 4/10/2013 3:44:00 AM
    How long can poems keep sprouting from me? << I've thought about this time and time again. I hope it never ends, but... who's to say it won't? Just keep enjoying the moment I think and write what comes natural to you in the time the thoughts are fresh. Old poems are fun to look back on! Wonderful etheree... got me thinking...

  1. Date: 4/4/2013 9:51:00 PM
    I really like this one Andrea, I was looking for your willow poem, you said you wrote your comment on my Willow Tree ;}

  1. Date: 4/4/2013 12:59:00 PM
    An oldie but a gemmie! Ok, that word just sort of popped (pooped) up...You I think shall never run out of wonderful verses-- I totally enjoyed how you wrote this, that uncertainty is so palpable and so relatable but yes, I love how you wish upon those stars-- must be a starry poem night for me--hugs to you sweetie I owe you email...

  1. Date: 4/2/2013 7:49:00 PM
    Andrea, this is nicely done. Isn't it funny where inspiration comes from? You sum it up so well. Sometimes fertile, sometimes fallow--yet your talent with words is always there at the ready. Thank-you for all you do and say. It is a pleasure to read.

  1. Date: 3/31/2013 8:11:00 PM
    Excellent! An interesting moment of introspection."I wish on boundless stars that thoughts will yet appear to illuminate my mind, reflecting poems shining on and on." ... great!

  1. Date: 3/31/2013 3:22:00 PM
    so glad you decided to post this gem now

  1. Date: 3/30/2013 8:21:00 AM
    This is another great write with it's great and lovely form my very dear friend Andrea. I wish I've tried once this form, too. Big big hugs to you my dear fav. poet & loving friend of mine on another super tip-top write of yours! Have a great Easter Season again and good night! Good luck, best wishes and God bless you always! I'll be back later or tom. love much, Leonora

  1. Date: 3/30/2013 6:35:00 AM
    Hi Andrea, I like this piece.It is food for thought. I also like your design and presentation of words. It helps to capture the essence of the piece.

  1. Date: 3/29/2013 9:25:00 PM
    Nice Andrea and we never know every day what is going to inspire us...:-) blessings this Easter weekend

  1. Date: 3/29/2013 12:10:00 PM
    Andrea oldie or not it's great...David

  1. Date: 3/28/2013 10:32:00 PM
    Hey Toots! Glad I stopped by before heading off to bed. I really enjoyed the word fallow here, it is perfectly placed, makes me want to stay in that line. Thanks for your kind words, always. Happy Easter, back. Hugs, Cyndi

  1. Date: 3/28/2013 6:34:00 PM
    Well it might be an oldie, but it's a goody ;} Happy Easter and spring Andrea ;}

  1. Date: 3/28/2013 6:01:00 PM
    Instead of the ol' adage, (writers block), I like your use of the word"fallow" Andrea, it really gives this great write a huge burst ! And fear not dear poet.... we all (poets), roast whence our thoughts become wizened ! Great write ! Have a wonderful week....much love, james

  1. Date: 3/28/2013 2:08:00 PM
    great write Andrea....from time to time many writers reflect upon such

  1. Date: 3/28/2013 9:49:00 AM
    I suppose, for some, the well runs dry. I doubt it will for you. I've been going for 40 years. It started when I was playing in professional orchestras. I had a lot of time to write because services were only two and one half hours each day. Afternoons free, besides practicing the orchestra music I painted and wrote poetry. I sometimes have to scratch for a subject, but am still going. I must keep trying to communicate. Love, daver

  1. Date: 3/28/2013 3:00:00 AM
    I just love this Andrea, even if it is an oldie.. When last have I written an Etheree? Yours made me smile today. Have a fabulous day :) love Wilma

  1. Date: 3/27/2013 9:32:00 PM
    I completely understand your question/concern. My thought is that writing keeps the gray matter working. At least I'm hoping that is the case. Nicely done. Jack

  1. Date: 3/27/2013 9:01:00 PM
    Diamonds for diamonds, this one's a gem. Sorry to be corny, but whatever. This is rich as ever, Andrea.