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Poem: ‘Tis Inspiration

Updated on January 26, 2017
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Tim Mitchell has been writing poetry since high school. He enjoys exploring them, the many forms, and writing them


'Tis Inspiration

Sit I a poet mind spinning like a top listlessly waiting to be jarred,

Tick-tock the clock laughs saying ‘tis be lost or loss not my problem,

I sigh . . . fingers still, no click or clack of keys, radio spews those blues,

Coffee cup now empty stuck to my chair feet antsy hearing a different tune.

Through the window high above brilliance is a star twinkling casting its net,

I wish I may, I wish I might settle this mess of mixed thoughts giving pause,

Asking, “How do I share mystical and magical is not of poet ‘tis inspiration”,

Heard outside night’s hushed silence are raindrops sharing rhythm’s hidden tune.

Alas, muse whispers, top moves aside, fingers begin to dance, click and clack,

A nod of head paper fills with symbols to be read seems there is more . . . words,

Thoughts laced are novel, yet uncertainty story’s plot unless between lines read,

‘Tis prose not written, perhaps expose explains, ‘tis hope of imagination with feelings.

Inspiration leads dance, mystical and magical a message deciphered perhaps not,

Memory beckons solving poem’s riddle once again muse whispers " ‘tis inspiration",

Once upon a time long, long ago sat a hobbit, quill held in hand parchment nearby,

Saying softly, “Sit I a poet mind swirling winds waiting to be stilled ‘tis inspiration.”

© 2017 Tim Mitchell


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      Tim Mitchell 

      22 months ago from Escondido, CA

      thank you for stopping by and reading Coffeequeeen. Thank you . . .

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      Tim Mitchell 

      22 months ago from Escondido, CA

      Thank you threekeys. I am happy your enjoyed this piece and thank your for commenting.

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      Tim Mitchell 

      22 months ago from Escondido, CA

      Once I used a one word comment for writing works I liked. It simply was 'Nice!' I offer 'Nice' to the poem shared.

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      Tim Mitchell 

      22 months ago from Escondido, CA

      Thank you Venkatachari. I like you said my writing is different, yet I ponder while thank you.

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      Tim Mitchell 

      22 months ago from Escondido, CA

      Yes, going clikety-clack is a good a good sound isn't it. Especially when led by inspiration to create.

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      Tim Mitchell 

      22 months ago from Escondido, CA

      Thank you whonu. To me inspiration is a funny thing kinda' like the funny bone. You never know with it.

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      Tim Mitchell 

      22 months ago from Escondido, CA

      Good to see you Michael! I hope all is well with you and family.

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      Tim Mitchell 

      22 months ago from Escondido, CA

      Yes, 'tis inspiration and I thank your for inspiring me to write poetry with your persistence writing it. :-)

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      Louise Powles 

      22 months ago from Norfolk, England

      That's a beautiful poem. You've got such talent.

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      22 months ago

      Fun and relatable just as always exploring expressed. Loved the images.

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      Hari Prasad S 

      22 months ago from Bangalore

      Beautiful poetry tim. :-)

      Tis inspiration...

      A boon gigantic, tis muse.

      Strange sometimes are her ways.

      Afraid are poets and poetess,

      When she bereaves her grace.

      Leaves her many hosts barren,

      To fend for their passion.

      - hari

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      Venkatachari M 

      22 months ago from Hyderabad, India

      Your writing style is very different, something special having an in-depth meaning which is understood perfectly only when you read it twice or thrice. What a great analysis of the writer's muse inspiration.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      22 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Even when our lazy muse's sleep we beg to write. This is a brilliant piece that's relatable. When we are inspired and our finger's go clickety- clack, 'tis a happy day...

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      22 months ago from United States

      Each thing we write is inspired by happenings in our daily lives and especially of those in the past. Others about us also may serve as a great source of inspiration. This is my goal in writing. Blessings and well done my friend. whonu

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      22 months ago


      Powerful mind

      Reinforcing eruption into operation.

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      John Hansen 

      22 months ago from Queensland Australia

      'Tis inspiration, Tim. Really, 'tis. Well written in your unique style.


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