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hoot_owl_rn
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The Poet

She sits alone,
pen in hand,
the paper before her
taunts her with itís whiteness.
Empty and void as it is;
it dares her to fill it with her emotions.
The pen glides effortlessly
across itís smooth surface;
filling the page with words;
filling the page with energy.
Here she is once more,
writing her thoughts
for all the world to know.
Feelings once held inside,
now in plain view.
Sometimes she feels exposed,
frightened by the naked truth,
so open for others to see.
They say the eyes
are the windows to the soul...
She would have to disagree.

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"Nobody has measured, not even poets, how much the heart can hold" ~Zelda Fitzgerald
© Copyright 1999 Ruth Kephart - All Rights Reserved
Denise
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1 posted 09-01-99 10:52 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Were you looking through my kitchen window?(hahahaha!) Very good hoot_owl!!

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Tim
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Enjoyed...
Nan
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Very nice, Ruth.... I really liked this - partly because I still write my poems with pen and paper - not directly to the screen - Very well done, my friend....
WhtDove
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Wow! That was really good!
Balladeer
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....and I would certainly agree with her disagreement, Hoot.
doreen peri
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Pen & paper? What's that? LOL

NIcely written, my friend. Isn't it true how our poetry sometimes makes us feel overly exposed to the world, yet we are excited to find an audience to read it? Sort of a dichotomy.
Seymour Tabin
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Hoot,
Nice one.
hoot_owl_rn
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Thank you all for your comments.....I write everything on paper first then transfer to computer

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"Nobody has measured, not even poets, how much the heart can hold" ~Zelda Fitzgerald
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Sometimes we feel what little we say can say so much. Well done, as always.
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Nice portrayal of a poet...sounds pretty familiar to me! Well done, Hoot.
Sue
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I think I've forgotton how to use a pen! Still, it's just as true for a keyboard-pounder. Great poem.
hoot_owl_rn
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Thank you Sunshine, Emmy and Sue...I am still an old fashioned poet. I write everything on paper first as most of my poetry comes to me in a flood of words and often at the most unusual times...like driving down the interstate at 70 miles an hour or at a football game. I have no choice but to write it then and there or lose those thoughts. I write in a very odd way, but sometimes it seems to really work.

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"Nobody has measured, not even poets, how much the heart can hold" ~Zelda Fitzgerald
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