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A Writer's Reflection

Updated on December 5, 2012
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Audrey is a poet, classical singer and voice teacher, recovering attorney and licensed psychotherapist.

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A year of thoughts

writ across the page

unhampered by the need

to understand (the

various parts of speech)--

knowing only the scree

of pencil across page

as mind frees itself

from the infernal bondage

of criticism long ingrained.

Pencil, knowing the mind

of this poet,

fails to halt the unconscious flow

needing only to continue

until it meets

period.




copyright/All rights reserved Audrey Howitt 2012

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    • AudreyHowitt profile imageAUTHOR

      Audrey Howitt 

      6 years ago from California

      Thank you Robert! Greatly appreciated!

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      rOBERT hEWETT SR. 

      6 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky

      Audrey you have a natural talent and your poetry flows like a smooth running mill stream. What a wonderful gift.

      I will try to get back here more often. A lot of my poems are songs in my mind when I write them. Your ability to sing shows in the way you construct your poems. Robert

    • AudreyHowitt profile imageAUTHOR

      Audrey Howitt 

      6 years ago from California

      Thank you Deborah!

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 

      6 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Audrey awesome .. I love how you wrote A year of thoughts

      writ across the page.. wow when i think about the mighty pen and writ across the page. I love it.

      thanks for writing it

      Debbie

    • AudreyHowitt profile imageAUTHOR

      Audrey Howitt 

      6 years ago from California

      Thank you onlooker! Thank you for stopping by!

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      onlooker 

      6 years ago

      This is superb, you've hit home. Thank you.

    • AudreyHowitt profile imageAUTHOR

      Audrey Howitt 

      6 years ago from California

      Thank you Vinaya! That means that it is time to post again! I have been contemplating doing a 30/30 challenge--I have never done that before--and for poets it can be both agonizing and fulfilling

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      Vinaya Ghimire 

      6 years ago from Nepal

      Since I did not find anything new, I had to read this. This is wonderful.

    • AudreyHowitt profile imageAUTHOR

      Audrey Howitt 

      6 years ago from California

      Thank you time2rite!

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      Kathryne Waller 

      6 years ago from Knoxville, TN USA

      Audrey, I love it! It's concise, yet speaks volumes. Awesome!

    • AudreyHowitt profile imageAUTHOR

      Audrey Howitt 

      6 years ago from California

      Thank you so much homesteadbound!! I am so glad that this piece moved you---And I am excited to be included in your luv hub!!!

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      Cindy Murdoch 

      6 years ago from Texas

      Audrey - This poem touched me so. Therefore I had to include it in my newly published hub luv hub. It is so deserving!

    • AudreyHowitt profile imageAUTHOR

      Audrey Howitt 

      6 years ago from California

      Thank you Ann!!

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      anndavis25 

      6 years ago from Clearwater, Fl.

      Over 600,000 words in the English language. I like how you choose them. Ann Davis

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      Audrey Howitt 

      6 years ago from California

      Thank you so much homesteadbound, Stephanie and Sage--I greatly appreciate the read and especially the comments--Enjoy your day!

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      Sage Williams 

      6 years ago

      Your poetry is simply beautiful. It flows freely from heart to paper. Your passionate words are incredibly inspiring, keep writing.

      Sage

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      Stephanie Bradberry 

      6 years ago from New Jersey

      I wish I was able to write like the speaker of this poem, freely and without being hindered by the conventions of writing.

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      Cindy Murdoch 

      6 years ago from Texas

      Oh the joy and freedom of words released and allowed to freely express themselves, unfettered and dancing across the page. Your words inspire!

    • AudreyHowitt profile imageAUTHOR

      Audrey Howitt 

      6 years ago from California

      Thank you Sunshine!

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      Linda Bilyeu 

      6 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Lovely poem! Voted UP!

    • AudreyHowitt profile imageAUTHOR

      Audrey Howitt 

      6 years ago from California

      Thank you Will!!

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      WillStarr 

      6 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      Very, very good! Could be your best yet!

    • AudreyHowitt profile imageAUTHOR

      Audrey Howitt 

      6 years ago from California

      Thank you! Enjoy your day as well!

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      shimmering Dawn 

      6 years ago

      Amazing... your pencil is really inspired! Now I am eager to read the works of art this pencil has created! Have a blessed day! Shalom!

    • AudreyHowitt profile imageAUTHOR

      Audrey Howitt 

      6 years ago from California

      Thank you Vellur--sometimes it feels so easy I feel like I am stealing from the universe--other times . . .not so much!

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      Nithya Venkat 

      6 years ago from Dubai

      Great poem. You have so beautifully explained how a poet writes a poem. Voted up.

    • AudreyHowitt profile imageAUTHOR

      Audrey Howitt 

      6 years ago from California

      Thank you Epigramman!

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      epigramman 

      6 years ago

      ..always so lovely to arrive here on your scene and pay my respects to truly, a writer's writer - lake erie time 7:39pm

    • AudreyHowitt profile imageAUTHOR

      Audrey Howitt 

      6 years ago from California

      Thank you Vinaya!

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      Vinaya Ghimire 

      6 years ago from Nepal

      Your reflections are in some way reflecting state of my mind. I can so much relate your feelings.

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      Audrey Howitt 

      6 years ago from California

      Thank you capricornrising!

    • AudreyHowitt profile imageAUTHOR

      Audrey Howitt 

      6 years ago from California

      Thank you anglnwu!

    • AudreyHowitt profile imageAUTHOR

      Audrey Howitt 

      6 years ago from California

      Thank you anglnwu!

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      anglnwu 

      6 years ago

      Brings to mind the idea of free write--allowing the mind to go wherever--what freedom. Nicely done.

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      capricornrising 

      6 years ago from Wilmington, NC

      As always, one elegant and perfect arc.

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      Audrey Howitt 

      6 years ago from California

      Thank you Lady_E

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      Elena 

      6 years ago from London, UK

      A refreshing read. Sometimes, it's hard to put such things into words, but you did it in a beautiful way.

      Thanks.

    • AudreyHowitt profile imageAUTHOR

      Audrey Howitt 

      6 years ago from California

      Thank you Ruchira!!

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      Ruchira 

      6 years ago from United States

      beautiful flow of words which are so rich and meaningful.

      loved it, Audrey!

      voted way up as awesome!

    • AudreyHowitt profile imageAUTHOR

      Audrey Howitt 

      6 years ago from California

      Thank you so much always exploring and Frank--I so much appreciate your gracious comments---and look forward to more of your work!

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      Frank Atanacio 

      6 years ago from Shelton

      once again you just leave me speechless..up and awesome Audrey :) Frank

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      This is so cleverly written..Only you know when to make that final period..Loved it...

    • AudreyHowitt profile imageAUTHOR

      Audrey Howitt 

      6 years ago from California

      I want to thank you both vocalcoach and Eddy! Enjoy your day both of you~

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      Eiddwen 

      6 years ago from Wales

      An amazing hub Audrey and you are indeed very talented without a doubt.

      I vote this one up upand away and here's to so many more to share on here.

      Take care and enjoy your day.

      Eddy.

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      Audrey Hunt 

      6 years ago from Idyllwild Ca.

      I am humbled as I read your remarkable poetry Audrey. At the same time I feel inspired. You remain...my favorite poet. I voted up and more.

      vocalcoach~

    • AudreyHowitt profile imageAUTHOR

      Audrey Howitt 

      6 years ago from California

      Thank you WD! I do think my pencil is much wiser than I am!

    • AudreyHowitt profile imageAUTHOR

      Audrey Howitt 

      6 years ago from California

      Thank you so much Storytellerus!

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      Barbara 

      6 years ago from Stepping past clutter

      Oh

      how I love

      this piece

      !

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      WD Curry 111 

      6 years ago from Space Coast

      Stream of consciousness! The pencil knows.

    • AudreyHowitt profile imageAUTHOR

      Audrey Howitt 

      6 years ago from California

      Thank you so much Vincent and Tallgardener--I wrote this piece just before the new year as a reflection on my practice.

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      Tallgardener 

      6 years ago from Somerset, UK

      Audrey, you're the only poet on here whose words I read and wish they had come from my pencil. Wonderful economy of words.

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      Vincent Moore 

      6 years ago

      Your pencil has been sharp ever since you introduced it here to us at the Hubs. Your blend of verse flows across your page like a gentle breeze whispering in the pines. I admire your talent, your gift, your mind. Lovely, simply lovely.

    • AudreyHowitt profile imageAUTHOR

      Audrey Howitt 

      6 years ago from California

      Thank you---for me as well--

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 

      6 years ago from Reno NV

      These few words encapsulate the journey that is poetry for me. Thank You! Jamie

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      Audrey Howitt 

      6 years ago from California

      Thank you Sunnie Day!

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      Sunnie Day 

      6 years ago

      Wonderfully writen! Loved this.

      Sunnie

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      bajanpoet 

      6 years ago

      Pencil, knowing the mind

      of this poet,

      fails to halt the unconscious flow

      needing only to continue

      until it meets

      period.

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