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Brand-New Notebooks

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Ted Reynolds
since 12-15-1999
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0 posted 01-26-2000 01:18 PM       View Profile for Ted Reynolds   Email Ted Reynolds   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Ted Reynolds


    (14,000 Things to be Happy About -- #25)        

What lies on these pages,
Invisibly white-on-white,
Which throughout the year
Starting with tonight
Will manifest itself
To poor time-bound sight?

Will they bear insights
To blossom into great verse?
Will they hold true or false,
Blessing or curse?
Will they coin love letters,
Or things much worse?

Hidden under all this white
Are words in future black.
Wish I could read them now,
but lack the knack.
And I myself use a P.C. --
So put them back.
© Copyright 2000 Ted Reynolds - All Rights Reserved
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1 posted 01-26-2000 08:23 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

This is cute, Ted! I love brand new notebooks! And I use them as well as my PC!

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since 12-27-1999
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2 posted 01-26-2000 09:21 PM       View Profile for Meadowmuse   Email Meadowmuse   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Meadowmuse's Home Page   View IP for Meadowmuse

Ted, well written and true with me as well. There is just something... I don't know...delightful, decadent, exciting...about a new notebook. Odd, huh? Maybe if I got out Just teasing, but I do love writing materials and loved this poem!

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3 posted 01-26-2000 09:34 PM       View Profile for simplyYRREHS   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for simplyYRREHS

Oh!The smell of new notebooks and writing paper....sick, are we all!  But I love them too.  Takes me back to childhood, reminiscent of the beginning of a new school year.  Beginnings.  I think that's the key.  Something wonderful about new beginnings, even in the form of a fresh new notebook, waiting to be filled.  Lovely poem, Ted.  Another simple pleasure.

 "The finest qualities of our nature, like the bloom on fruits, can be preserved only by the most delicate handling. Yet, we do not treat ourselves nor another thus tenderly." ~Henry David Thoreau

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4 posted 01-26-2000 11:10 PM       View Profile for Skyfyre   Email Skyfyre   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Skyfyre

A simple brand-new notebook
Is like a virgin soul;
A masterpiece-in-waiting
For your pen to make it whole.

A canvas of potential
To paint in hopes and fears,
With sunny yellow smilings,
And blue torrential tears

Perhaps a bit of reddest rage,
A shadow of despair,
The deep and shimmered violet
Of love beyond compare;

Although the ink is only black,
There's YOU in every line,
And in your triumphs and defeats,
Tis there the colours shine.


 Full fathom five thy father lies,
Of his bones are coral made,
Those are pearls that were his eyes;
Nothing of him that doth fade
But doth suffer a sea-change
Into something rich and strange...

--William Shakespeare, from The Tempest

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