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Reflections from a Toiling Sonneteer

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Reflections from a Toiling Sonneteer

One’s poetry not always will unfold beneath its author’s pen as some suppose. And poetry one is to yet behold might slowly bloom before one plucks that rose. At times the lines come breech, the labor hard. A trial of thought; a repositioning of words emerging, offspring of the bard! And then at last, the poet’s heart will sing. The poet must write always, lest his mind grow barren, for not always can he know his muse will be there. She’s not always kind, but oh, the joy, when verses want to flow! 1/8/13 For Russell Sivey's Poetry About Poetry Contest

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  1. Date: 2/4/2013 6:53:00 AM

    whoa.... amazing work! 'twas deserving win!! congratulations !

  1. Date: 1/26/2013 12:41:00 PM

    wow, you really nailed this one, andrea! it speaks to all of us who write on this site and your words sound so wise and shakespearean, even! bravo!

  1. Date: 1/24/2013 1:06:00 PM

    Congrats on your big win. A wonderful write my friend. Warm Smiles, Connie

  1. Date: 1/21/2013 7:51:00 AM

    This is so true Andrea! Congrats on your win!

  1. Date: 1/21/2013 7:18:00 AM

    So glad to read again one of your poems which I do love most! Congratulations on your well-deserved top win my dear friend, Andrea! love/hugs, Leonora

  1. Date: 1/21/2013 5:02:00 AM

    What a great poetry :) congrats on your win :)

  1. Date: 1/20/2013 7:15:00 PM

    love it !! My favorite is the second verse .... it is so true about the heart singing when it is written.. Congrats on your win

  1. Date: 1/20/2013 7:07:00 PM

    congrats :-) SKAT

  1. Date: 1/20/2013 4:51:00 PM

    Congrats, Andea, on this top win with this awesome poem!! Jag

  1. Date: 1/20/2013 4:00:00 PM

    Splendid and awesome piece,Andrea..Congrats on your well deserved 1st place...Good job,great friend..I`m doing very fine..And thanks for stopping by my poems...XOXO...You are special always...

  1. Date: 1/20/2013 2:56:00 PM

    Congratulations! A well deserved first place!

  1. Date: 1/20/2013 1:35:00 PM

    Congratulations on your win, Andrea. I agree with you that the urge to write is a driving force which we cannot ignore. Oh! The joy when it flows...:-) Love, Su

  1. Date: 1/20/2013 12:57:00 PM

    Congrats on a winning poem! - JH

  1. Date: 1/20/2013 12:28:00 PM

    this is beautiful ...congratulations Andrea!,Deb

  1. Date: 1/20/2013 11:39:00 AM

    Beautiful write, Andrea! I love it! The ending stanza is excellent! Congratulations on your top win! Ruben.

  1. Date: 1/20/2013 11:33:00 AM

    congrats on a fine win Andrea

  1. Date: 1/20/2013 11:32:00 AM

    fav verse 2 [we are creators and so we give birth] Congrad's on your win. Light & Love

  1. Date: 1/20/2013 11:14:00 AM

    Great win!

  1. Date: 1/20/2013 10:44:00 AM

    Well there more congratulations, I will just have to have a stamp made for you ...well done love it xx

  1. Date: 1/20/2013 10:20:00 AM

    oh !!! the joy of those flowing words...only we poets can understand....congrats on ur well deserved win....:))

  1. Date: 1/19/2013 8:54:00 AM

    that went to a fav. Phyl

  1. Date: 1/19/2013 8:53:00 AM

    you say this so well. Yes we want those verses to flow freely and I find it painful sometimes as words will not come and the harder I think the harder it is to write. Sometimes I give up for a while and then suddenly I am back in form. love phyl

  1. Date: 1/15/2013 7:07:00 AM

    Oh yes, how awesome it is when the verses want to flow ;} love it Andrea ;} thank you for reading Willow tree.

  1. Date: 1/12/2013 5:27:00 AM

    beautiful Andrea,,, love to see this re written as a sonnet, i'm sure would enhance an already amazing poem....

  1. Date: 1/11/2013 5:55:00 AM

    My mind is barren now:(.Beautiful poem on the contest theme.

  1. Date: 1/10/2013 10:09:00 AM

    You said it! I am one of those toiling and finding it difficult to contact the muse. Mikki McDonald said my stuff sounds depressed. Well, the depression is because I can't find the illusive old muse. Love, daver

  1. Date: 1/10/2013 8:50:00 AM

    This is an outstanding write my dear Andrea! I'll take it as my fav., if you don't mind. This is a winner for sure. Thank you so much and wish you all the best and luck always! love/hugs, Leonora

  1. Date: 1/10/2013 3:04:00 AM

    Great poem!

  1. Date: 1/10/2013 1:49:00 AM

    Andrea yep in mythology the muses were female but what about modern man? Neal Cassady inspired Kerouac, Ginsberg...Shakespeare had many male muses, Adrian Henri was one of my muses....take care..

  1. Date: 1/9/2013 11:27:00 PM

    Good one, sometimes I wonder if and when inspiration will part. I am thankful for the thoughts that flow through my mind. Great poem I am sure you will do well. Goodnight.