j-flamingo reflections

Inspired by the grace and beauty of the flamingo, my life reflected by my love of reading, writing and creating.


The secret is in the line.” ~Charles Bukowski

rapid voices speak to me

not taking the time to introduce who they are

may it be my poetic voice

or of poet’s past

words from pages

or alone from conversation overheard

spilt out and reaching my language

as different each time

wishing to record them all

writing faster or longer isn’t enough

simply they have fallen

deep into thoughts - they are fighting

to own a unique voice

inclined to stain the paper

as ink splotches under artistic direction

Why find surprises?

amongst such yearning

lovingly please share unafraid

instead of battling fear

confidence of consequence

forever making me smile

missing words until filled in

bringing space to the void

adding brilliance to lines

enjoying how it feels

when words enter then exit

caressing dreams from fingertips

especially driven until discovering a stopping point

from what is being told

creativity creeps like being so special

 can be heard in music

like lyrics from Radiohead

or another musical artist

not to be favored unless one relates

because infinitely these words

are meant to be deliciously revisited

felt around inner souls

speaking what is delicately heard

within the midst of fog

a driving force in poetic language

written grasping words from the wind

spoken to who are listening

begging innocently

place me with value

to be seen, read and heard

repeated over again shaken

so carefully stirred

mixing introductory wisdom

in philosophical corners from pieces of truth

coming from all directions

pasted so reverently

as a poem happened. 


Written exclusively for the Week 81 prompt at dverse Poet’s Pub. Join in the fun & add your own to the list!


Anonymous January 29, 2013 at 3:27 PM  

when the muse is in us, sometimes we can't just get it down fast enough

not alone

BTW -- Verification makes it really hard to comment, takes a few times sometimes. you'd probably get more comments if you turned it off.

Claudia January 29, 2013 at 3:31 PM  

nice capture of the writing process..esp. like how all the new and old words find their way into our head and how they develop and then the point when we create something fresh...nice...

btw. i agree on what tammy says about word verification...

Brian Miller January 29, 2013 at 4:10 PM  

a poem happens...love that closure...and def a neat look at your process of writing...i like the staining of the page...who knows where the words come from at times you know...its that they come that keeps us coming back....

Natasha Head January 29, 2013 at 6:16 PM  

inclined to stain the paper...the pen compels us! Wonderful writing, a journey through the phases, capturing the need, the determination. You're singing my song!

Paula George January 29, 2013 at 6:21 PM  

Seemingly effortless, but then I know this of your writing. Lovely, Julie :) x

HisFireFly January 29, 2013 at 9:17 PM  

"simply they have fallen" yes, this...

Beachanny January 30, 2013 at 10:35 AM  

I think Ars Poetica are often the most compelling poems - it helps define our personal purpose, style, and ability. Good job on this.

Laurie Kolp February 5, 2013 at 4:18 PM  

You do have a unique voice... this is lovely!

Anonymous February 16, 2013 at 10:10 AM  

Great article, just what I needed.

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Welcome Readers~to my blog! A tiny extension of myself and my life. Here, I'll share this journey through my top passions in my life - reading, writing, and creating. You can expect to read poetry, view my papercrafts and read design related posts. Every once in a while, I hope you'll grasp an honest feel of my heart. If you haven't noticed, I love flamingos! I think they are beautiful birds. *Thanks for your attention.*
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