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The Birth of a Novel

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The Birth of a Novel

In the artificial light-
Without a pen she writes-

Recalling days-
Of linen paper sheets and candle light-

As she dips her unseen quill-
Into an overflowing mind-

Extracting vivid memories-
Of a precious bygone time-

Then she paints these pastel scenes- 
With words 
upon the neon screen-

An old Victorian house-
Beside a babbling stream-

Where she finds her resting-
In a seasoned rocking chair-

Glowing hazel eyes-
Beneath a mound of silver hair-

And there  in early spring-
As lilacs bloom and song birds sing-

A child receives a gift an angel brings-

As she listens long into the night-
While her grandma tells the many joys and sorrows Of her life-

That in loving memory-
For her now-

This long since grown-up child writes-

The story of-
 ‘The Mariner’s Wife’


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  1. Date: 12/7/2008 6:43:00 AM

    Clever concept Lainie! Nicely rhymed with excellent descriptions... Love, Keith