Something New

Let's write
something new,
I tell myself.

But wait --
what if it's all
been written before?

No matter.
More coffee.
Sit at the keyboard.

Onward!
Take a half hour,
clear the old noggin.

See what happens:
some friendly muse
might magic you

to a surprising eloquence,
to some graced collision
of chance and choice,

some holy marriage
of the ordinary
and the sublime.

 

 

Thomas DeFreitas

2017





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Written on 2017-09-16 at 11:55

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-ibm The PoetBay support member heart!
so well described! Merci :)
2017-09-20


Lawrence Beck The PoetBay support member heart!
It happens as described as it is described.
2017-09-19


Kathy Lockhart The PoetBay support member heart!
I love the last stanza. I am glad you are here Thomas. It is a pleasure to read you.
2017-09-17



But you DO manage always to find the words:)
2017-09-16


Ashe The PoetBay support member heart!
You managed to do it with your love of words. Lovely to read.
Ashe~
2017-09-16


ken d williams The PoetBay support member heart!
Bravo, Tom, nothing is new, yet a writer ALL, is new. A write sees something others have not seen. Put a few writers to describe a seen. Each one will come up with the others did not see!
Ken
2017-09-16