‘I want to write a poem’

never works for me.

I have to wait.

I have to go to the places

where inspiration lies.

Sometimes I glimpse it

quietly sleeping

in a grey sky full of rain,

or shouting for attention

through the flowers and birds.

Sometimes I glimpse it

within myself.

And I have to be quiet enough to hear it.

A blog post from a writer I admire

sparks a train of thought,

or I glimpse an old quote in

a book, inspiration travelling

across time and space.

Or I walk.

Usually I just walk,

and the world nudges me

into attention.

15 thoughts on “Inspiration

  1. In WordPress Reader, they show only 3 lines …
    โ€˜I want to write a poemโ€™
    never works for me.
    I have to wait.
    I thought, “That’s a cool poem in three simple lines. Wonder what else this person is writing?”
    Surprise! More lines. It still would have been a nice poem if only those lines! But it is beautiful and deftly said all the way through. Thanks for the pleasure.

    Liked by 1 person

      1. Took me a while to figure out because your last name isn’t on this site (that I can find), but you’re Sarah Wiseman of silk painting fame, right? As in … if you didn’t want that published here just delete this comment. But whoever you are, the art on that site has my attention as representing the effects of nature immersion.


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