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Awaiting inspiration- Your Journey contest

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Awaiting inspiration- Your Journey contest

I sit in my armchair 
a multitude of thoughts like butterflies
fluttering around my brain
Looking for the very essence of life.
The very best i seek, the most colourful
to use in a new contest
To write about ..........

I don't know,
my mind hasn't focussed
Inspiration hasn't  trickled down 
to the pen, it is still waiting, the ink dries within

Slowly my thoughts are gathered
time to set the quill on fire,
gathering the multitude of words, 
filing them into recognizable verse.
I write, i erase it and re-write
the basket fills with destroyed copies, 
the train of thought carries on.

Eyes now tightly shut time to relax
the carriage door to my  mind  is closed, shutters are down 
All thoughts have been scribed,
the entry to the contest is now ready.


Penned August 2  2013

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  1. Date: 8/5/2013 1:16:00 PM
    I remember when I used to have to look for the words almost. I would be there forcing and trying to turn one or two good lines into a poem. I started giving it time, letting go, using fixed forms instead of free verse, now I often fight to hold the words back. I don't know if it is through practice or learning, but then again, many of my ideas currently seem repetative, although I do try and present them in new ways. I guess I've talked about my process instead of your poem, great work Seren.

    Roberts Avatar Seren Roberts
    Date: 8/5/2013 4:59:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Wayland ...glad you liked theidea ....Seren
  1. Date: 8/3/2013 12:06:00 AM
    oh been there Seren, wish the results could be as good as this is,,,

    Roberts Avatar Seren Roberts
    Date: 8/5/2013 4:59:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hey Harry, you know they are a darned sight better ....Seren
  1. Date: 8/2/2013 6:32:00 PM
    Great stuff Seren, I think you arte a wonderful poet...Peter

    Roberts Avatar Seren Roberts
    Date: 8/2/2013 11:05:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Peter, ....Seren
  1. Date: 8/2/2013 5:32:00 AM
    This is a very clever entry into the contest my friend! I really enjoyed reading this incredible poem this morning! What a tremendous piece, such a delightful poem Seren! Great Work!!

    Roberts Avatar Seren Roberts
    Date: 8/2/2013 7:00:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Russell you always say the nicest thing, one day you will have me believing in myself....Seren