Write

How can I not write after all these years, these months, these days.  Now the avoidance of time.  I am no longer in a hurry.  The poems will right themselves or disappear never to be seen.  Either way is a blessing.  Only when the work is done can we rest and there is so much work to do.  I am tried of procrastinating my life, of not believing.  Tried of every sunset where nothing was done and the morning comes undone.  Breaking the inertia is the hardest moment of my life.

See the alpenglow

What better sign than this one

To start a great task

Write

If Writing Was Like Eating Chocolate

I would consume all its richness

partaking of all its calories without regret

seek out the dark and the sweet

bitter or salted with caramel

seeking samples from all over the world

if writing was like eating chocolate

i would not gorge myself on it

rather nibble

tongue out the flavor

experience its essence

then swallow

 

 

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prompted by Charley at Life In Portofino

If Writing Was Like Eating Chocolate

Now

The world filled with the unfinished

a little of this a little of that

books unread a poem not complete

part time religious commitment

try on this or that

Better to begin your one foolish project
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Toads prompt – review a favorite poem

Poetry by RUMI – These Spiritual Window Shoppers FourSeasonsProductions on youtube

Now

The Pen and the Plow


similar in shape not size

both cut deep without reprieve

over land and paper furrows go

“never an easy way”

before setting pen or plow

“find out the nature of the place”

does it require corn or grapes

in that yet unbroken ground

“take command over the fields”

so plant other crops

burn off the empty field

change is good now get to work

fling dung and ashes

shout away the birds

“call down rain with your prayers”

let the crosswise story be told

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NaPoWriMo – write a georgic

Quotes are Virgil translated by Robert Wells

The Pen and the Plow