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The "Why" I Write [repost for Pepper]

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Sunshine
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0 posted 01-19-2000 08:53 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

The "Why" I Write

Laying hidden, softly, out of view and sound
rumbling intently, growing gently from heart's mound
convenes a word, coupling with another, just until
it pours forth, gigantically, as if in a swell.

This action forces one to take a pen in hand
and write, poetically, something fine and grand
but the mind hangs back as the heart pours forth
wondering if the words will take their rightful course.

For the mind knows what the heart yet does not
that the words now penned will soon be forgot ~
a vacancy will then lie in the open hearts' well,
but give it a moment, let it sit just a spell

and again it will pour forth with words enamoured
of love and life and countless here-afters,
moments of time thrust into a black hole, become void
as gilded letters to paper refuse to be destroyed.

To impart that shift of air so the perfume stings,
to extol the bell so the chimes doth ring,
to hesitate, slightly, so the words come slow
to touch the heart of the reader, there, just so.

To allow another to see a love's true course,
to capture the exhilaration of a wild and free horse,
to allow the sense of quietude in a babe's soft sleep,
to share with one the shadows of loves' fill, deep.

Anguish comes to one, many, sometimes comes to all
when they hear inside the words, know they have the call
and yet, when written, it only sounds trite, so banal
ah yes, anguish comes to many, sometimes comes to all.

But,

laying hidden, softly, out of view and sound
rumbling intently, growing gently from heart's mound
convenes a word, coupling with another, just until
it again pours forth, gigantically, as if in a swell.

And the poems thunder on.

7 September, 1999
İKRJ



 Sunshine
Look, then, into thine heart, and write ~~~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


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Denise
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1 posted 01-19-2000 09:23 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Wooooohoooooo......Sunshine this is wonderful! Oh, so true!!

Denise
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2 posted 01-19-2000 09:40 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

This is one of my favorites of yours, Sunshine  
hoot_owl_rn
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I second Denise  
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4 posted 01-20-2000 09:02 AM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

denise, Hoot, thank you for your comments.

'Deer, thank you for re-reading...I'm glad you didn't mind the re-post.

 Sunshine
Look, then, into thine heart, and write ~~~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


Pepper
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5 posted 01-20-2000 11:08 AM       View Profile for Pepper   Email Pepper   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Pepper

You always manage to touch me with your words Sunshine.....This is Wonderful, my dear...
Echo Rhayne
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6 posted 01-20-2000 03:36 PM       View Profile for Echo Rhayne   Email Echo Rhayne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Echo Rhayne

Excellent!!

 ~*~ ^i^ ~*~ Love is such a lonely art, and death is but a taste. Minds are merely instruments that often go to waste! ~*~ ^i^ ~*~


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7 posted 01-20-2000 03:44 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Well, now we know, Pepper is "touched" [LOL] and Echo is Excellent!  Thank you both!

 Sunshine
Look, then, into thine heart, and write ~~~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


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8 posted 01-21-2000 08:39 AM       View Profile for HelmutB   Email HelmutB   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit HelmutB's Home Page   View IP for HelmutB

And you're doing it so well
I mean the writing, besides other things you do
Love it
Hugs and....

 The ability to describe life with words is similar to painting a picture; both can be powerful tools.

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