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Crisp white paper
unmarred by any crease    crackling with newness
Tiny bluish spider veins march in formation 
across the page with the lingering scent of sap
from the fresh green pine of a previous life

Crisp white paper
positioned just so on the scarred top
of the old oak desk     Pencils laying alongside
sharpened to pointy tips     The erasers smooth
as yet un-rubbed    un-nibbled in thought

Crisp white paper
silently waiting    beckoning the writer
by its very existence    
by the uncluttered expanse    begging to be filled 
with pencil scratches and eraser burns

Crisp white paper
the spaces between the spider veins slowly filling 
with imagination    running briskly     unfettered
The cadence of letters wandering     merging into words 
of liquid emotion flowing in remembered rhythm

Crisp white paper
smelling of crackling fires    pine needles snapping     
logs popping    flames hissing     lapping at the edges 
curling in on themselves as the page morphs 
into a new reality shaped by creative fire		
                                             burning brightly once more


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  1. Date: 1/24/2015 8:03:00 PM

    Sometimes when I comment, I pick out a favorite line or two but I simply can't here and it's all your fault my talented friend! My instructions: Next time write a take-it-or-leave-it poem with with only one or two good lines and put a star by them too...Got it? Go directly to my favs, do not pass go...
  1. Date: 1/24/2015 9:19:00 AM

    Your creative mind!!.. I wish people still wrote letters.. They seem so much more personal.....Thought for sure this was for hidden beauty contest..... Love it, girl!!
  1. Date: 1/23/2015 3:43:00 PM

    I love your free verse, Monterey! Nothing like crisp white paper to spark the imagination...I love to write the old fashioned way...hugs, Rhonda
  1. Date: 1/23/2015 9:27:00 AM

    Giving a super 7 on this fine write my friend. Writing on real paper is a rare thing these days since most writing now seems to be keyboard acrobatics! Excellent free verse!! Bravo!!! And I still write poems on paper. All my private writes are written on paper and stored safely away....
  1. Date: 1/22/2015 11:50:00 PM

    Just cruising by to say HI!!!
  1. Date: 1/22/2015 1:34:00 PM

    to fill a page with the birthing of fine expressions is a lilting experience, Monterey.. just splendid to feel the scratch of the pen on real paper.. huggs
  1. Date: 1/21/2015 10:17:00 AM

    A lovely, delightful read!!
  1. Date: 1/21/2015 8:09:00 AM

    Letter writing is a lost art. I so appreciated the card you sent me for Christmas. My son recognized your name, he remembered you from reading the manuscript you sent me. I am blessed to have come to know you Monterey, keep burning up that paper with your creative fire!
  1. Date: 1/20/2015 7:07:00 PM

    What would we do without crisp white paper dear Monty, you gave me a new appreciation for it, hope all is well with you, love xxx
  1. Date: 1/20/2015 5:50:00 PM

    Took me back to when as a child I wrote letters for my mother to her relatives overseas. The crisp white paper waiting for her thoughts to develop. Wonderful write, love it from beginning to end A/7
  1. Date: 1/20/2015 2:12:00 PM

    :) Delightful ..Inspiration comes and goes doesn't. If for a contest reads like a winner. Sara
  1. Date: 1/20/2015 1:44:00 PM

    A poet's poem! Consuming with voracious appetite, then longing for more. What an incredible poet you are Monterey! I loved this beauty!! #7 A fav!
  1. Date: 1/19/2015 11:34:00 PM

    I just adore your writing, Monterey. Here is another FAVE for me. Thanks for seeing my poems today to remind me i needed to get over here and see this creation. The imagery is so clever. Like the line about unnibbled thought. WOW!
  1. Date: 1/19/2015 11:34:00 PM

    'the captcha even spelled out my initials.
  1. Date: 1/19/2015 1:20:00 PM

    I felt the birth of every single word... being a fountain-pen-user and the feel-of-blank-paper-sheet--lover myself..... LOL Elly
  1. Date: 1/19/2015 10:44:00 AM

    Love the last lin ...."creative fire burning brightly once more! Peace & Love Matthew Anish
  1. Date: 1/19/2015 10:19:00 AM

    The birth of a poem. I like the historical aspect. Thinking of a Stradivarius and its wooden history. Love, daver
  1. Date: 1/18/2015 9:42:00 AM

    this poem as touched me no end,,,i relate to your words so well here,,,
  1. Date: 1/15/2015 1:00:00 PM

    - There are lots of possibilities with a crisp white paper, as a new adventure, anything can be possible - it is only our imagination sets the limits - A truly wonderful poem Monterey ! - oxox // Anne-Lise :)
  1. Date: 1/15/2015 10:45:00 AM

    Crisp white paper so inviting . You have sent me to my childhood Monterey when I was in school waiting eagerly for new white notebooks.Love. Rajat