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Tomorrow I Will Write

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Below is the poem entitled Tomorrow I Will Write which was written by poet Monterey Sirak. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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Tomorrow I Will Write

Soggy skies     clouds the gray of
dingy white clothes on laundry day       
Rain drips    a leaky faucet gathering slowly 
in cupped leaves    forming quivering puddles      
A crow’s ebony feathers shine as if freshly oiled
Wet foliage glistens in early morning flashes of lightning
There is nothing to inspire me today
Tomorrow    I will write a poem

The leak intensifies    clouds darkening from gray to black    
shifting and stacking on themselves
The pipes burst    a deluge slapping the window panes
Wind driven branches scrape the roof     
Flowers bend double    shield petals with long leaves
Thunder rolls like a sack of marbles spilling 
onto a wooden porch    drowning out my thoughts
Tomorrow    I will write a poem

I arose this morning    raging against a dry spell
anticipating being inspired by a walk in the meadow
hoping the beauty of a late summer day would bring
the words tumbling from my pen
Instead I watch the world slide gently from sun to shadow
see thirsty grass being pummeled by pellets of rain
As I watch    the dry earth becomes greener 
There are only so many ways to describe green or wet
Tomorrow    I will write a poem



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  1. Date: 6/1/2014 9:00:00 AM
    When today is yesterday's tomorrow... please write another one.. because I enjoy your poems so very much. Dutch Greetings Elly

  1. Date: 1/9/2014 10:28:00 AM
    Hi Monterey I haven't seen much of you, I hope all is well with you. Smiles and hugs sent your way, Rick.

  1. Date: 12/15/2013 7:37:00 AM
    Looking forward to Tomorrow. Dropped by to say hi and let you know you are featured in one of my poems.

  1. Date: 10/19/2013 12:05:00 AM
    Hi! i thought i could check every verse you post bacause this one is captivating enough to make me want to experience more of your work...randomly checked this one, and wow! very inspiring!..time is my enemy,,but likely to conquer it for tomorrow is today ^-^...pls write more..im your student and fan ^-^...sincerely,,wendy

  1. Date: 10/10/2013 9:05:00 AM
    This is a creative and imaginative write. You are writing a poem about not writing a poem. Cute and fun nice job

  1. Date: 6/1/2013 6:56:00 PM
    "Tomorrow I will write a poem" If this is sample of something to come, I cannot wait to see the poem you write tomorrow. Wow! Kim

    Sirak Avatar Monterey Sirak
    Date: 6/2/2013 6:16:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    You just gave me an idea. Maybe tomorrow I will write about the poem I should have written yesterday. Hmmm.
  1. Date: 6/1/2013 1:05:00 PM
    the rain became your muse afterall...well penned...did you enter this in the free verse contest?.....thanks for stopping by Monterey....

    Sirak Avatar Monterey Sirak
    Date: 6/2/2013 6:15:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    No, I didn't enter it. I had another one of my 'oops moments and forgot to enter until too late'
  1. Date: 5/29/2013 3:54:00 AM
    - You've done a great job already now - Well done! - Have a nice day. - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

    Sirak Avatar Monterey Sirak
    Date: 6/1/2013 5:20:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Wow, the encouragement I get on this site is amazing. Makes me want to keep writing.
  1. Date: 5/27/2013 9:39:00 AM
    There's a lot of great irony in this... even as you say you are "uninspired", writing about it in and of itself IS a poem! Such accurate descriptions and you wrote it in your own elegant way... I especially liked this one "a leaky faucet gathering slowly in cupped leaves"... just love the image!

    Sirak Avatar Monterey Sirak
    Date: 6/1/2013 5:19:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you. This poem won third place in a spoken word event and inspired a judge to write her own poem about not writing a poem. That was better than the prize.
  1. Date: 5/26/2013 3:26:00 PM
    I'd see another one, but I feel like I need to save up the few you have posted for further interaction with you!!

  1. Date: 5/26/2013 3:25:00 PM
    YOur poetry is stunning. I see you as someone who has been at this a long time, so where the heck are the poems???I count only a handful. This seals it. You are a fave poet for me!!

    Sirak Avatar Monterey Sirak
    Date: 6/1/2013 5:07:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Oh, ho, wonderful! I finally figured out how to reply to comments on my poems. I knew I would get it eventually. Thank you so much for your encouragement. The poems are coming.