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A Free Write

Updated on April 9, 2014
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Audrey is a poet, classical singer and voice teacher, recovering attorney and licensed psychotherapist.

Esino Lario. Photo by Catherine de Senarclens, courtesy Archivio Pietro Pensa.
Esino Lario. Photo by Catherine de Senarclens, courtesy Archivio Pietro Pensa. | Source







shared symbolism,

a truant's toll paid

upon the dimmest of days

creased in paper,

pressed close

upon dead languages

nailed upon door.

an icon

shivering with

its desire to know.


it beckons.







copyright/all rights reserved Audrey Howitt 2014

I often write in a free flow without stopping to filter or think or correct. This is the product of one such writing session. I will be the first one to say that I am not sure what it means.

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      Audrey Howitt 2 years ago from California

      Thank you Harishprasad!

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      Audrey Howitt 2 years ago from California

      Thank you Rasma!

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      Audrey Howitt 2 years ago from California

      Hi Ed! Hope you are well! Thank you!

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      Audrey Howitt 2 years ago from California

      Thank you Frank!

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      Audrey Howitt 2 years ago from California

      Thank you John!

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      Audrey Howitt 2 years ago from California

      Thank you for reading this one Genna!

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      Audrey Howitt 2 years ago from California

      Thank you Faith Reaper!!

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      Audrey Howitt 2 years ago from California

      Hi Flourish! Thank you!!

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      Audrey Howitt 2 years ago from California

      I think our muses mess with us often Ruby! Thank you!!

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      Audrey Howitt 2 years ago from California

      Hey Audrey!! Thank you for reading this one!

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      Audrey Howitt 2 years ago from California

      Thanks AliciaC! I am not always sure what it means!

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      Audrey Howitt 2 years ago from California

      Thank you Anna! I love rambling!

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      Audrey Howitt 2 years ago from California

      I don't always know who is whispering Jackie! But I hope for the best! Thank you!!

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      Audrey Howitt 2 years ago from California

      Thank you Kim! How are you??

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      Audrey Howitt 2 years ago from California

      Thank you Vellur!

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Absolutely stunning. Loved this.

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      Genna East 3 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      You always have been, and always will be, one of my favorite poets. This is simply stunning. :-)

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      Linda Crampton 3 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      I enjoy reading poems like this where the meaning isn't immediately obvious. The phrases in the poem are very interesting, and the poem as a whole provides a wonderful opportunity for readers to interpret its meaning in their own way.

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      Anna Haven 3 years ago from Scotland

      Free writing is always a lovely rambling path. You have left the meaning to the reader's own. I like it.

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      Nithya Venkat 3 years ago from Dubai

      Loved your free flow write, it definitely beckons.

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      Harish Mamgain 3 years ago from India

      Audrey, creation is wonderful till the creator withholds it's subtle nature. The child is silent till it doesn't understand and one who understands what it is all about keeps silent. I think hidden things are great ! Poetry is mostly about something found and told and each guy interprets that in his/her own way. Audrey, a great poem and I love your candid admission !

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      ocfireflies 3 years ago from North Carolina

      It is the true poet who can say so much in so few words. Very Powerful Write. V+ for sure.

      Best,

      Kim

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      ahorseback 3 years ago

      Audrey ,for me , The fun of writing is often to hide the true meaning in an often vague beauty of ideas ,of fantasies and dreams. you have a gift please don't hide it ! .....:-]

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      John Hansen 3 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Audrey, I like your style, but I won't attempt to decipher it...lol.

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      Frank Atanacio 3 years ago from Shelton

      Audrey a continuing flow of wonderful is found in your little gatherings of poetry...:)

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      Audrey Hunt 3 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      Audrey ~ How do you do it? I love this free flowing style. It lends itself to personal interpretation. Stunning!

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      FlourishAnyway 3 years ago from USA

      it's beautiful and I'm trying to figure it out too

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Love your free flowing thoughts!

      Blessings

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      Jackie Lynnley 3 years ago from The Beautiful South

      Perhaps it is Edgar Allan Poe whispers in your ear...I get the same feel as when reading his...never know. ^+

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Let's hope so Ruby! Thank you!

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 3 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Your muse is messing with you today, in time he/she will make it perfectly clear..

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Thank you Mel! I wonder where these come from and what they mean--sometimes it feels as though someone is whispering in my ear

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      Mel Carriere 3 years ago from San Diego California

      You might not know what it means but it certainly paints a vivid picture and I am sure your soul produced these words in an attempt to communicate something profound to you.

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Thank you Stages of Me and Jamie!

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 3 years ago from Reno NV

      What an amazing free flow. I love to read this type of poetry it is like an entrance into the psyche. Jamie

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      The Stages Of ME 3 years ago

      Audrey

      Love this, so much said in just a few lines, simply beautiful. Enjoyed and pinned ~ have a wonderful day

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      You crack me up Bill! I think you may be more grown up than me I am afraid!

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      When I grow up I want to be a poet as good as you are. :)