PAPER,POET,MIRROR

An often visited theme, but ideal for the becalmed Poet

 

 

Paper, poet, mirror

In a quiet that’s beyond silence,

where thought stirs the air

less than a farewell wave or

infant down falling from a nest,

see I no image on paper white,

no reflection of my inner sight.

This mirror lies ready, to capture

not my likeness but that which I

hope will tumble from my mind,

making visible a stream of thought

that now hides and only I can see

until the flowing ink sets it free.

11 thoughts on “PAPER,POET,MIRROR

  1. Absolutely love this, Nige ! For this somewhat becalmed poet, I really needed this one. The first line sets the tone of the piece and it all flows gently and beautifully. I need to keep this one nearby at all times. Quite inspiring!

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  2. Nigel,
    A very poetic ( yes I know it is a poem ) expression of the birth of writing, be it verse or prose.
    From the white paper to the flow of ink.
    Quoting your lovely lines: ” making visible a stream of thought

    that now hides and only I can see

    until the flowing ink sets it free.

    miriam

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