A Notebook Full of Words
the random scribbles of a developing writer

Archive for the ‘Poetry’ Category

Novel Blues

May 7, 2010

I’ve got the novel blues… I’m sure you know the feeling. It sits there on the shelf, Never gaining, never losing. I haven’t written anything For a day or more– And now my novel’s failing Of nothing I am sure. I think the plot is rubbish, The writing far too slow And as for the […]

My Friend’s Harp

March 12, 2010

I used to love that harp. It was never in tune, But I didn’t care. Good enough for me. I loved the bottom string – usually a tone flat – And when you plucked it, It went right through you. I’d run my fingers up and down, An ecstatic glissando, While my friend laughed, To […]

Finito!

February 21, 2010

You get that feeling – Dot the ‘i’s, cross the ‘t’s, End the book: Finis, you write. You feel a chapter Of your life, now closed. End the book: Finis, you write.

Lost for Words

January 30, 2010

When I can no longer see the words, Their Darkness eludes me. I do not see the shapes, But only the emptiness. The spaces they’ve left behind. When I can no longer see the words, Their meaning eludes me. Shapes are nothing – I feel that emptiness, The spaces they’ve left behind.