13 December 2010

Eyeing Think Time poem

Writing a poem about your process of writing a poem can be, well, amusing.








Eyeing Think Time


The energy in my swirling mind







Scribbles furiously lighting up the dark







The powerful pens pump streams of ink







Dancing faster pace, designing the page







My vision swells up in brilliant bold color







Painting my fertile imagination with delight







My sight foresees what will come in measure







Building the tension and anguish to deliver







Simple it was when first I tripped over the thought







Now it perches on my nose too close to see or touch







Squirming, twisting, constantly restless, gestating the write







Tumbling idea words pushing against my head







Snarling to be heard in the dazzling light yet detour







Escaping to dark places, slithering perilous crevices







Wondering if we dip in paint pale ghosts of ourselves







Unlocking beautiful painful things alive in our hearts







Refreshing old soul wisdom awakens to guide us on our way







Glowing amber coals of thought varnishing the write







Bursting through to glimpse the haloed oval light







My stretching vision leafing details like a secret lettered on a page







Onlooker to rambling thoughts racing to gather as a musing crowd







Drifting in the stillness word winds start singing from the silence







Lifting words to dizzying heights fluttering on the watcher wings







Mystically riveted into one sharp sight




Denny Lyon
Copyright 1 October 2009
All Rights Reserved


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Photo Credits

And when you write a poem, I know the words photo by You Don’t Love Me Yet @ flickr

Light writing photo by madmarv004 @ flickr

Pens photo by pigpogm @ flickr

The Infamy of a Story Never Told (Dali lives!) Photo by Felipe Morin @ flickr

Wild neon eye photo by dreamglow @ flickr

Paisley eye Photo by dreamglow @ flickr

Grunge eye photo by dreamglow @ flickr

See me sweat Photo by ardenswayoflife (The Netherlands) @ flickr

Child’s eye Photo by peasap (California, USA)@ flickr

Cicada between my eyes Photo by OakleyOriginals @ flickr

I love a wild thing! Photo by helgasms! @ flickr

Her blue eyes photo by Ranoush (Egypt) @ flickr

Tiger blue eyes Photo by TakenBy Tina (Canada) @ flickr

Snake eyes photo by Care_SMC (Oklahoma, USA) @ flickr

Woman with Gray Eyes and Red Lipstick photo by Pink Sherbet Photography @ flickr

New Years eye photo by pareeerica (Australia) @ flickr

Old thoughtful eyes of an elephant photo by Felix Francis (India) @ flickr

Amber eye photo by lupinehorror (Scotland, United Kingdom) @ flickr

Fish eye lens photo by Il Conte de Luna (Italy) @ flickr

Lid (eye) understretch photo by DerrickT (Georgia, USA) @ flickr

Rainbow eyes Photo by Lin Pernille ♥ Photography @ flickr

The Expansive Relationship of Two Individuals as An Independent One Photo by DerrickT @ flickr (Georgia, USA)

Butterfly eyes photo by me’nthedogs (United Kingdom) @ flickr

Two eyes are one Photo by ViaMoi (Canada) @ flickr
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