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Typewriter

Tapping to "The End"

The tap, tap, tapping of the keys
with the carriage thrown 
in rhythmic dings to the letters
appearing on the page. 
Each letter becoming a word
then turning into a sentences 
that flows into paragraphs
of the story living in his head.
Zzzzzzip !!!  Another page finished!!
Followed by the click, click clicking
of new paper being fed to address the
quick flow of his words.

He was at his work and had found
his muse, singing in rhythmic chorus,
through the quiet of the early hours
while others down below try to drift
asleep to the clicking,
dinging and tapping of his keys.
Better still, we all knew, than the pacing
and shuffling of steps round and round
the room--- The attic floor revealing 
the circles of worried creative thinking.

The storyline falls into place 
as the characters breathe on the page 
and new life appears in chapter after chapter.
He pecks on with his typing with writers
ferociously till his story reaches “The End”


5/16/13
For: “The Typewriter” contest hosted by Craig

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  1. Date: 11/1/2014 12:05:00 AM
    I liked the typing of the keys in your poem, Debra. Your poem has a melodic cadence to the sound of your words when they fall in certain lines. I can just remember the old typewriters....they were great even when they were a lot of pain sometimes with that ink ribbon and all the tapping noise,music to my ears sometimes,a break from the monotony of being alone writing. Lol...Excellent poem! Enjoyed it. ;) xxxx D.

  1. Date: 7/31/2013 8:30:00 AM
    Hi Deb; this is good. I haven't seen the contest. I have an old type writer, that has never been used. It's a Smith Corona. It has everything. Maybe I can sell it in a garage sale. Thanks for sharing..... Lucilla

  1. Date: 6/3/2013 9:12:00 AM
    Great entry it's the model of what I expected

  1. Date: 5/21/2013 5:19:00 PM
    Is this imagination or did you know this person? Such a peek into the solemn journey of writing a novel. Seems a bit of a shame we don't hear that sound anymore. Ding! :)

  1. Date: 5/18/2013 11:22:00 PM
    !!!

  1. Date: 5/16/2013 11:05:00 PM
    Hey there, I just want to thank you for commenting on my work awhile back. I keep pretty busy and just now found a little time to get on here and read!!! Now... WOW! This piece is brilliant in too many ways to describe. The creativity, the diction, the imagery, the flow, the allure that grabs a reader is ALL there! And it was just written for a contest and came out as this remarkable work! Wow!!! I am stunned by your skill, really. Looking forward to reading more! Excellent write!

  1. Date: 5/16/2013 4:35:00 PM
    ohh, great tonality and depth this one, debs... i like the poetic flair you put into this one... lovely!..:) huggs

  1. Date: 5/16/2013 1:30:00 PM
    Aha wow, d words r jumpin off dis page as u produce a fantastic poem by the keyboard of d keyboard... Pls do read my latest poem too.

  1. Date: 5/16/2013 7:21:00 AM
    Wow, this is an "exclusive write" for this contest, just like those books written for publishers that want a certain story! I have one suggestion, though you don't have to take it if you don't want to, your sound influence "Zipppppp" I think could be better said, "Zzzzzzzip" that sound would be more suited to getting a piece of paper out of the typewriter, just a suggestion that's all, nothing more than that, if you like your way best keep it, because your poem is really awesome! Great work!!

    Squyres Avatar Debra Squyres
    Date: 5/16/2013 10:37:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    You are so right !!! Thank you, making the change !!
  1. Date: 5/16/2013 7:13:00 AM
    - Typewriter sound "old fashioned", but there are not very many years since I use my "old faithful" typewriter. - Nice to read your poem today Debra. - Good luck in the contest! - Have a nice day. - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

    Squyres Avatar Debra Squyres
    Date: 5/16/2013 10:38:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you !!