The Poet's Ink


Heady words rush free and rampant,

gushing forth in flooding tides

from a hand that's poised to pen them.

On their waves, emotion rides.

Sometimes clear and sometimes cryptic,

words will rise and overflow,

spilling forth from swollen banks to

then present in grand tableau.

The poet's ink of time and temper

ever waits to hear the tune...

longs to seize double entendre

and carve it into poetic rune.

Intoxicating words rush, rearing

in effusion, flash in tides...

the poet's hand is poised to pen them...

on breaking waves, emotion rides.

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Plarson 5 years ago from Alabama

Beautiful and "poetic" explanation of how a poet writes and sees things. I feel my comments never do your writing justice.

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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

plarson,I so don't agree...your comments inspire this poet's ink and she's ever grateful for the read and inspiration!

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FaithDream 5 years ago from (Midwest) USA

Spoken true from the soul of a poet. Just beautiful.

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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

Another gem tnderhrt23!

BTW, I took your advice and gave it a try with 'Goodbye Tomorrow'.

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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

FaithDream, I so appreciate your read and comment! Its sometimes hard to put such pure emotion into convincing words but your comment means so much!

WillStar...words of gratitude often sound so flip and I never intend it so...but thank you...and btw...your efforts are friend!

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dianeaugust 5 years ago from Tennessee

I love this--especially the line, "The poet's ink of time and temper, ever waits to hear the tune." This is just beautiful!! da

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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

dianeaugust, thank you so very much.

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Pixel-Alchemist 5 years ago from Waitakere Auckland : New Zealand

You have a true and rare Gift Tender Heart. While many could write what a poet is or isn't, what a poem is and how to write one. You are able to take the more ethereal heart and soul of a poem and give it physical form, in the most beautiful way

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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

PA, I humbly thank you...

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saddlerider1 5 years ago

Simply magical and brilliant. I loved these lines.

"The poet's ink of time and temper ever waits to hear the tune."

I often will simply sit at my writing spot and listen to my muse as he speaks to my inner child and thus comes forth what I pen...Thank you for your art with words.

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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

saddlerider, thank you. I consider you one of the "greats" here on Hubpages, and your comment just leaves me without words. Again, thank you...

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always exploring 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

I can't think of anything more to say except magical. Your pen ROCKS.

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epigramman 5 years ago

..well when Saddlerider says - simply magical and brilliant - you know you have made the poetic grade - for it is you Teacher Marsha that I look up to from bended knees as I bow to you - now this is WRITING!!!!!!!

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Bijosh 5 years ago from from the cosmic sea, sustaining life and radiating purity.

It's undoubtedly yet another masterpiece in poetry.

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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

Thank you, Bijosh!

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bellawritter23 5 years ago from California

Wow, Tnderfan, look at how I wrote your name I am typing and thinking that I am a huge fan lol. I meant to type tnderhrt. Phenomenal no other way to put it!!!!! Voted UP UP UP UP UP and all the rest.

smiles :)


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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

bella, that is so cute!!! I am a tnderfan of yours as well! Thank you!!!

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ROMANCER OF LIFE 5 years ago from Honolulu, Hawaii

I loved it! Thanks for sharing.

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