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Now Lately Done

Updated on October 17, 2012
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Audrey is a poet, classical singer and voice teacher, recovering attorney and licensed psychotherapist.

Saurabh R. Patil, 2011
Saurabh R. Patil, 2011 | Source

For National Poetry Month #30



ending is upon me

moment of silence

pencil stops

scribing done

and a blank moment of breath

beseeches the new day

as loam rises and deposits its silt

upon the stillness of the moment

and the silence is met

with the bud

of

anticipation


copyright/all rights reserved April 29, 2012 Audrey Howitt. Do not use or copy without the express written permission of the author.

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      krsharp05 5 years ago from 18th and Vine

      Beautifully written. I was able to envision as I read.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Congratulations Audrey! # 30 and written like a poetess. Beautiful..

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      LaDena Campbell 5 years ago from Somewhere Over The Rainbow - Near Oz...

      as always exploring says - you are a true poetess!

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      Richard Ricky Hale 5 years ago from West Virginia

      Wonderful job Audrey. Very meaningful is few words. I can relate.

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      Victoria Lynn 5 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      You've done so well, Audrey. I'm impressed. You're a great poet! Thanks for thinking of doing this! While I haven't written 30 original poems, I have written about half that and shared older ones of mine the other half. You are an inspiration. Many votes and sharing!

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      Rebecca Mealey 5 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      That is beautiful words to describe your writing experience. As always your poetic talent never ceases to amaze me.

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      Jim Higgins 5 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

      This is great poetry! "The stillness of the moment and the silence is met with the bud of anticpation." Wonderful imagery!

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 5 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Voted up and congrats you're done. Just don't do like in your poem Audrey. Love your poetry don't ever lay that pencil down or put that keyboard aside.

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      Jessee R 5 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      True poetic soul! Loved the lines!

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      Nithya Venkat 5 years ago from Dubai

      A beautiful ending for the beautiful Month of Poetry.

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      Frank Atanacio 5 years ago from Shelton

      Audrey wonderfully written :) Frank

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      Catherine Tally 5 years ago from Los Angeles

      Audrey,

      Congratulations on finishing out poetry month. What a feat! This last one is really a favorite. Brilliant! Thank you for sharing your beautiful poems :)

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      Ruchira 5 years ago from United States

      Wow you are THe poet. 30 poems dedicated to this poetry month.

      Bow to you!!!

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 5 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      Congratulations. That was a real marathon and you made it - with a beautiful poem to end, too. Will you be able to stop now, or will you be compelled to keep going?

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      arb 5 years ago from oregon

      You are a sorceress, mixing potion and magic with words to make them do your bidding. I'm afraid I have been bewitched and bedazzled!

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      Nikkij504gurl 5 years ago from Louisiana

      never quit writing!

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 5 years ago from Reno NV

      Audrey you have written such wonderful poems in the last thirty days, maybe we can do this again sometime. Jamie

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      Sueswan 5 years ago

      Hi Audrey

      Beautifully written. My hats off to you for writing 30 poems in 30 days.

      Voted up and away!

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      Sharilee Swaity 5 years ago from Canada

      Wow!!! This poem so perfectly conveys a moment of silence and reprieve after much labour. So, so lovely and congratulations on completing the challenge. To write a poem a day is a true show of creativity.

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      JJ Pascoe 5 years ago from Tyne and Wear, England

      Just perfect!

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you so much krsharp!

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you Ruby--so much!

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      KatrineDalMonte 5 years ago

      Well done Audrey for completing the poem writing marathon for April.

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Hi justateacher! Thank you so much for stopping by and reading--very much appreciated!

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      Victoria Lynn 5 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Hey, Audrey! did you read my last poem? I mentioned you in it and wanted to thank you for coming up with the great idea of writing and sharing poetry for the month of April. It was fun. I read a lot of great poetry!

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you so much thelyricwriter!

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you Victoria! Now to catch up with other people!

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you so much for stopping by rebecca! It has been an interesting challenge!

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you xstatic!

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      acaetnna 5 years ago from Guildford

      Wow - great work.

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you Gypsy Rose Lee! I am so glad that my work speaks to you in some manner--Yay!

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you Rahul!

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you Vellur!

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you Frank!!

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you cat on a soapbox! It was an adventure!

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      shimmering Dawn 5 years ago

      Great write. I love this one. Have a blessed day!

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      HI Ruchira! Thank you so much ---

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you Blossom!

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you arb! What a nice thing to say!

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      HI Nikki--I thank you most gracious lady--

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      So have you Jamie, so have you!

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      Maurice Wisdom Bishop 5 years ago from San Tan Valley

      That was a beautiful poem. I saw that your poem is copywrited. Do you have a book published? Again beautiful poem. Much Love and Respect.

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you Sueswan!!

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you so much prairieprincess--it was fun!

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      Faith Reaper 5 years ago from southern USA

      Congratulations Audrey!!! What a superb poem to end with in this challenge. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you J.J.!

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      moonlake 5 years ago from America

      Great and beautiful. Enjoyed it. Voted up.

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      Justin W Price 5 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

      great work, Audrey. Great way to close out NANoPoMo

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you Katrine--you too!

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      I did read it! Nicely done Victoria and I am humbled that this was such a good thing for so many people!

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you acaetnna!

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      You too Shimmering Dawn and thank you!

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      HI Wisdom--thank you and no--not yet. But I like to put that on my work, hopefully to protect it a bit better--

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you Faith Reaper!!

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you so much moonlake!

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you Justin!!

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      anndavis25 5 years ago from Clearwater, Fl.

      Hi Audrey, we did make it. I'm sure with your vocabulary it wasn't a struggle. You have so many interest other than poetry, I would like to see you write some factual things with your personal slant and opinions.

      Have a great day. Ann Davis

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      Maurice Wisdom Bishop 5 years ago from San Tan Valley

      Beautiful poetry! Much Love and Respect!

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Yay Ann! We did it! We'll see about writing other things--I am thinking more and more about writing longer works--Enjoy your evening!

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you so much wisdom 25! I am so glad that you enjoyed it!

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      John Sarkis 5 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      Hi Audrey, and if I may add, what an inspiring poem this is. Rated up!

      John

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      Vinaya Ghimire 5 years ago from Nepal

      Allegorical, profound, wonderful...

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      klarawieck 5 years ago

      Wow! Audrey! This is simple and beautiful. I swear I can hear the music in it. By the way, I'm a classical pianist. It's always good to meet HP musicians.

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      Jools99 5 years ago from North-East UK

      Audrey #30 is beautiful as always. Your phase, 'A blank moment of breath' is fabulous, I find myself slowing down when I read it, each word deserving its own short utterance, just loved it.

      Voted up etc,etc.

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you John! Much appreciated!

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you Vinaya--hope all is well in your world--

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you! It is great to meet you!

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      Vincent Moore 5 years ago

      Congratulations Audrey for completing 30 poems in 30 days. You made it look easy, but then again, with the gift you've been given it's no wonder:-) Your silence has indeed been met with this last marathon piece, however your quill will not sit still, that I know. Peace and blessings to you faithful scribe.

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Congratulations Audrey on writing 30 poems in 30 days, your poetry is beautiful, you are an inspiration!

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you so much Jools!! Love your picture by the way!

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thanks Vincent. I learned a lot about myself as a writer in the process--I think it was good for me!

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thanks so much for the read Lesley--you are an inspiration!!

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      Susan Zutautas 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Congratulations on writing 30 poems in 30 days. I can't imagine doing this myself and am sure it was not easy.

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      Katharine L Sparrow 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      This lovely little poem sums up so well the way a poet feels! As a poet myself, I know exactly what your beautiful metaphors describe. Good job on this!

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you Susan! It was a challenge!

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      Arren123 5 years ago from UK

      Wow Audrey, awesome, so lovely, voted up and tweeted :)

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you so much Sparrowlet!!

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Hey Kevin thank you so much!!

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      KDuBarry03 5 years ago

      Lovely choices of words! I had an image where a writer was in a dark room. You have a way with words, well done!

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      As do you KDuBarry! Thank you!

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 5 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      What a lovely way with words, you created a mood and bring us right in. Work done, what's next.

      Beautiful

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      Joanna Chandler 5 years ago from On planet Earth

      good poem Audrey :)

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Back to writing again I think--Thank you so much!

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you LadyFiddler!

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      Derdriu 5 years ago

      Audrey, What an enduring, expressive, thoughtful poetic tribute to creativity! In particular, I like the imagery and the sound regarding the "blank moment of breath" beseeching "the new day."

      Respectfully, and with many thanks for sharing as well as Congratulations on 30 poetic achievements, Derdriu

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you again Derdriu!

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      Nell Rose 5 years ago from England

      Wow! so many comments for this one! this was a fantastic poem, I can see why everybody loves it! wonderful, cheers nell

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      Pollyannalana 5 years ago from US

      Writings of a poet, very good.

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you Nell!

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you so much Pollyannalana!

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      Christy Birmingham 5 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      "a blank moment of breath" - what a great line!

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you ChristyWrites!

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      Ashish Joshi 5 years ago from India

      Really spontaneous and smooth...I so loved it.

      'up' and 'beautiful'...

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      Ashish Joshi 5 years ago from India

      And @ChristyWrites, Thanks for sharing this...else I won't have known about AudreyHowitt and her poetry.

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you so much ashish!

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      Vinaya Ghimire 5 years ago from Nepal

      This is lovely, I came back for a second read.

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you Vinaya!

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      IntegrityYes 4 years ago

      That is nice,Audrey. I definitely voted up.

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Thank you IntegrityYes!

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      shruti sheshadri 4 years ago from Bangalore, India

      This is captured so well, when I read it, i could feel it! A true poet... stunning works !

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Thank you shruti!!

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      Michelle Liew 4 years ago from Singapore

      That feeling of anticipation of the reaction to what we write is so real. I could feel that to. Thanks for writing! I share too.

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Aww--thank you Michelle!!

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      AudraLeigh 4 years ago

      I really enjoyed this poem by you! I never thought of writing a bout a moment of my writing! You captured it brilliantly!

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Hey Audra! Thank you!

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