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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

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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 4:48:00 PM

    You have a natural way with words. you are able to write on many subjects and turn them into works of Art. It is as if you get inspired and out it comes so effortlessly. I struggle like a fool to get something out that I hope will be passable as Poetry ; and you always make me feel like I am worthy of your comments. Thank you

  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

  1. Date: 1/27/2010 8:19:00 AM

    Best wishes with this one Carolyn.Rgds Brian & thanks for your welcome comments today

  1. Date: 1/26/2010 10:53:00 PM

    You are such a skilled writer and know exactly how inspiration works. My muse appears when least expected whether I have a pad of paper or not I have to write. I can always find a pen but I have been known to write on napkins, leaves (not easy), and even the back of the electric bill...LOL! Thank you for your kind words on my writing and for being such an inspiration to me to work harder on improving my writing skills. Best wishes to you in the contest. Smiles from Lolita

  1. Date: 1/26/2010 8:06:00 PM

    well written from a talented mind for sure,and one that knows inspiration comes at many or at any time,,,,yes for me too many lines fall into my mind while falling asleep,,sometimes so many if I did keep a pen and paper at the bedside I would get no sleep at all,,anyway my friend good luck in the contest and thank you for reading and commenting and for leaving a piece of your heart and mind upon my words,,,Blessings..Cecil

  1. Date: 1/26/2010 7:08:00 PM

    Your gracious comment, appreciative, sincerely, love, Moses

  1. Date: 1/26/2010 3:06:00 PM

    Had to come back and read in light of the sad news today about John... your words are prolific and so intense ..reminding me that life is from one breath to another with nothing for sure... I think of John and the contest he is sponsoring too and it pains me to think this tragedy has now occured in his life.. his career was escalating too.. so your words speak of the moment we get inspired to write .. same moment could be our last .. thankxxx for your great blog comment on my blog too..

  1. Date: 1/26/2010 12:42:00 PM

    very beautiful, enjoyed reading today. It has been 3 years since wallace's death. It is very windy today and i got to thinking...

  1. Date: 1/26/2010 12:21:00 PM

    new poem posted

  1. Date: 1/26/2010 11:00:00 AM

    Carolyn, I am sure your poem will have one of the top spots in Deborah's contest. I will wish you luck for the top spot. It is always a pleasure to read your poetry. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 1/26/2010 1:19:00 AM

    Wonderful poem here Carolyn - thankyou for your comment on my poem 'Cancer' - it was written one morming in a meloncholy moment as my husband is battling with it for the third time in 3 years and was really ill that day. He is currently in our local hospice recieving paliative care and improving slowly but surely. Your writing is an inspiration to me in many ways and I wish you every future success. Love Janette