The Glide: A poem

Here is my handwriting! Especially in this smooth ink, it's so flowy. XD As you can see, this was just the rough draft. It has evolved since then.
Here is my handwriting! Especially in this smooth ink, it's so flowy. XD As you can see, this was just the rough draft. It has evolved since then.
On Writing: 10th Anniversary Edition: A Memoir of the Craft
On Writing: 10th Anniversary Edition: A Memoir of the Craft

By Stephen King. This book has fantastic advice and is just a great read all the way around.

 

A Poem On Writing

Have you ever tried to write a poem on writing? How did that work out for you? I have failed many times, but I bought this new pen, and inspiration hit! Read my poem below and comment if you like it! =)

The Glide

the glide.
The click of the tip
as the ink slips free.

The bumps in the grip
as my fingers deftly
speak words for me.

The loops and the swirls,
a magnificent world
of subtle elegance.

In words and letters, in
lines and breaks aligned.

The streets alongside trees,
and the brush in roots and roughly
strewn boughs from the storm.

What Should I Write Today?

Ideas
Medium
Success Rate
Happiness/Story Time
Children's Book
Always
Sadness/Despression
Poetry
Always
Loneliness/Despair
Lyrics
Always
This is how I decide what to do.

My lines are all of these.

They are tugs--ropes
and petite chains of
lengths never seen.

Ends sans knots or frays
or the chewed pieces from
teenaged hearts gone astray.

My ink embodies these.

It slinks into forms
and dries as shapes
with frames, with skin.

It shows the lines
of the soul in me.

My writing is a part of me,
as is my medium.

My pen and its glide
through its bridges in my mind.

© 2012 Jennifer Kessner

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cruelkindness 4 years ago from an angle view.

Well done!

Pleasure to read the thoughts of your mind!

Cruelkindness (Subliminally Thoughtless)


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Meisjunk 4 years ago from Pennsylvania Author

Thanks again! =) Gotta say I haven't experienced any of the cruel part. =P Thanks for reading, and I hope you keep doing so! ^_^


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cleaner3 4 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

So, was it the pen or was it your mind

these are the questions

we all look to find

a new device, so smooth it writes

sometimes it's just the mind

that reaches new heights

great poem.

Michael


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Meisjunk 4 years ago from Pennsylvania Author

Nice. =) Thanks for reading and for the creative comment! Much appreciated.


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rahul0324 4 years ago from Gurgaon, India

Nice poetry here...most of the time we write what we feel.. in poetry... you write about the process of penning them down into actual verse

that is crafty

beautiful work


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Meisjunk 4 years ago from Pennsylvania Author

Thanks, Rahul! =) I thought I was clever as I wrote it too haha. I'm sure others have done the same though. Thanks for reading and commenting!


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PDXKaraokeGuy 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon

I like this. Up and shared. It's fun to write about writing.


Vincent Moore 4 years ago

I love how your mind works and your quill swirls and dips and inks blend to spill on the page before you. Your soul spoke, your fingers grasped and the quill worked magic in your hands. Keep writing you have the gift.


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Lucky Cats 4 years ago from The beautiful Napa Valley, California

Meisjunk! Perfect! You've mixed feelings, visuals, metaphors, truth and musings all in one very descriptive poem. I like it!


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AudreyHowitt 4 years ago from California

Lovely piece! Sharing!! Thank you PDX for sharing in the first place!


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Debby Bruck 4 years ago

Dear Meisjunk ~ Thumbs up when reading your collection of poetry as it glides along the page, skimming on the line, with ink spilling out of your mind, forming thoughts linked to your life and to ours. Blessings, Debby

P.S. Think I'll take a look at the poem of doors slammed. . .


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Vellur 4 years ago from Dubai

Great work and awesome poem. Voted up.


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Meisjunk 4 years ago from Pennsylvania Author

Ahhh my goodness, thank you all so much! XD I woke up to all these notifications. I'm especially proud of this poem because of having tried a poem on writing many times in the past, and having failed each time. I can FEEL like a success with this one.

Again, thank you for sharing, reading, and commenting! =)

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