That’s my favorite thing about writing.
Long ago, in a lecture at Vermont College of Fine Arts, Ron Koertge told us about someone who called himself an amanuensis to the air. An amanuensis is someone who takes dictation. I love that concept! I don’t remember who that inspired writer was, but I thought about him when I wrote this poem.
Staring Out the Window
I’m staring out the window,
but I don’t see a thing.
I’m searching for that fresh perspective
staring seems to bring.
I hear a quiet whisper
right into my ear.
I feel that welcome tingle.
A new idea’s here!
It circles round inside me,
from mind to heart and then
it lingers in my fingers, and
it pours out from my pen.
Teaching Author to address this February Valentine-themed topic of One Thing I Love About Writing. April started us off with a tribute to those writerly peeps who support us and tell us the truth. I am all in on that subject—in fact, I think I might have chosen it if I had gone first.
Bobbi sang the praises of villains in a post that made me look at bad guys in a different way. I love when that happens!
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Today’s Poetry Friday Roundup is at The Miss Rumphius Effect. Enjoy!
JoAnn Early Macken