A Writer, Not Writing

even though

there is not

always that

place in the mind where

one can freely

write,

there is something

comforting

in the friendly

grip of a pen,

the ready rustle

of a blank

page.

for pen and page are

artful dancers, and not

afraid

to take to the

floor;

but if they are

talented dancers,

they are also talented

dreamers,

content to wait for

the words

which they know hover,

hidden,

as yet unbidden,

in the wings,

waiting

to explode into

joyous being

at the

sound of colliding

paper and pen.

so do not

be affronted,

or even

surprised,

at the sight of

a writer,

not writing,

who clutches closely

pen and page,

silent,

unmoving.

for here,

in the hush before the

curtain rolls,

worlds are being

travelled,

space and time

are being

vanquished,

words

are being

born.

© Emma McGeorge

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2 thoughts on “A Writer, Not Writing

  1. Vicki McGeorge says:

    Brilliant, Em! 🙂

    To the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever, Amen. Jude:25

    On Sun, Jan 19, 2014 at 5:57 PM, Kaleidoscope wrote:

    > Em posted: “even though there is not always that place in the mind > where one can freely write, there is something comforting in the friendly > grip of a pen, the ready rustle of a blank page. for pen and page are > artful dancers”

  2. EVA says:

    I really like this poem Emma.
    It makes me feel much better about all the whirlwind of story fragments spinning around, just out of reach in my brain, eluding my distracted fingers and threatening to vanish without trace if I don’t make time to chase them soon.
    See, poetry is contagious!
    This is my favourite sentence:

    “but if they are talented dancers,
    they are also talented dreamers,
    content to wait for the words
    which they know hover, hidden,
    as yet unbidden, in the wings,
    waiting to explode into
    joyous being
    at the sound of colliding
    paper and pen.”

    I am so glad to be able to read your work.
    May God bless you
    Esther Stuart (aka EVA)

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