Alone, with Pen

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Alone, with Pen

By Tony DeLorger © 2011


In the dark recesses of night, writers scratch away on blank parchments,

their minds tuned to the lilting sounds of empty silence.

Alive in mind thoughts burst forth by persuasion,

dragging intent to the vast flat virgin landscape.


Their hands frantic, their souls ignited, they write,

and until the words release, the frenzy continues unabated.

Finding form and texture, words collide on the page,

vying for connection and the power of nourishment.


Candles bleeding flicker gently in the soft hues of light,

a circle of warmth enclosed in darkness.

Words begin to soar, find flight within the shadows,

and render thoughts like colours to a canvas.


Purpose takes hold and begins to forge ahead,

the chosen words trailing like the path of a comet.

Finding their place each word sings in harmonious tones,

embracing others with the power of alliteration and rhyme.


Coarse suddenly turns silken as the pieces fall together, resounding.

Like streams of tinted air they climb upward,

embellishing clouds and the lightness of truth.

The writer slumps forward, spent, his blood on parchment complete.


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d.william 5 years ago from Somewhere in the south

If i can figure our how to do it on my computer, i just might give it a try too. I'll be looking for more of yours.


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Tony DeLorger 5 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia Author

Yeah, but I can't take credit for the idea; Randy Behaviour, one of Hubpages successful poets has done it for some months. That's what gave me the idea. It gives you a broader connection with the author, I think.

So thanks for the input; I will endeavour to do more recordings.Thanks


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d.william 5 years ago from Somewhere in the south

I never thought of that aspect, you are right that most of us do not like the sound of our own voice. But from the listener's point of view, your voice gives the words personal meaning - more personality. You may have started a whole new trend here.


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Tony DeLorger 5 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia Author

Thankyou d.william. I'm glad you enjoyed it. The reading was an experiment. Maybe I should do some more. It's funny how we don't like the sound of our own voice. Thanks for you support.


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d.william 5 years ago from Somewhere in the south

Loved the peom. Very profound. But especially enjoyed the recorded version. Makes it way more personal and moving to have tone inflections in the proper places. I am impressed.


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Tony DeLorger 5 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia Author

Thanks so much vocalcoach, kind words indeed.


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vocalcoach 5 years ago from Nashville Tn.

I had no choice - I voted up and pushed every button. A brilliant, informative,master piece. So very descriptive - each line becomes embedded in the creative mind. Wonderful!


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Tony DeLorger 5 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia Author

Thanks Pixienot. You are kind.


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Pixienot 5 years ago from Clarksville, Indiana

Tony, great communication. Great connection to writers of all genre`s. Voted up and awesome. Keep it coming. You are on fire!!!


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Tony DeLorger 5 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia Author

Thanks again Jami.


jami l. pereira 5 years ago

Bravo! love it ! voted as such , thank you :)


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Midianite 5 years ago from Australia

haha, nice, I'm digging it so far. check out M I D I A N I T E


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Tony DeLorger 5 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia Author

Thanks Sam, yeah a bit of a pirate! read these two, you'll love em 'Shadows of Life' and new one 'The Master of Illusion' Going through a dark phase!


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Midianite 5 years ago from Australia

"Finding their place each word sings in harmonious tones,

embracing others with the power of alliteration and rhyme."

Awesome piece Tony, you never fail to amaze me.

Also, I really like the profile picture change, you look like some form of professional pirate (haha)

But yeah, great writing as usual, nice vocab, nice imagery

You captured the journey of a writer brilliantly.


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Tony DeLorger 5 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia Author

Thanks Michelle. Glad you related. its good to connect with people who understand our plight as writers.


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MichelleA2011 5 years ago from Connecticut

Amazing! You caught the power of words and how much the writer puts of himself or herself into it. I experienced this yesterday after working almost all day on rewriting a chapter of my novel . . . I was physically and mentally exhausted by the end of the day. It had been mentally challenging but at the same time so very rewarding what what I wanted to happen worked out with a few tweaks along the way.

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