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The 10:30 Poem

Updated on April 21, 2014
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Audrey is a poet, classical singer and voice teacher, recovering attorney and licensed psychotherapist.

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words are not meant to flow at 10:30

my flow is a late afternoon date

my notebook and i

sitting underneath the walnut tree

or under covers nursing a cuppa

after teaching is done and before dinner



that time is magic,

a treasure uncovered

as muse whispers

and i bend in her direction

channeling her thoughts,

borrowing them.

on loan at 3.25%.

it's a bargain.



But at 10:30 . . . .

at 10:30 . . . . .

10:30 . . . . .

10 . . . . .

. . . . . . .



copyright/all rights reserved Audrey Howitt 2014


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      Wayne Brown 3 years ago from Texas

      Just the right verse to point out that it is best that we not 'force' the effort lest we come up dry. That is a great '10:30" poem--one of the best that I have read! ~WB

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Thanks Wayne!

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 3 years ago from The Caribbean

      Thanks for leading me to another good poet. This is so creative and practical. Will read you some more.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 3 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Funny Audrey, as you know my muse only shows up when it rains. Hee.

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Thank you MsDora! Thank you Ruby! I hope your day is bright and beautiful!

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      manatita44 3 years ago

      Funny one this. No such difficulty or leisure for me. By His grace, they are constantly coming: prose or poetry.

      No slur on you, as you are definitely an exquisite poet par excellence.

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 3 years ago from Reno NV

      Thank you Audrey for another great poem this month! I love how you end the poem as your thoughts drift away. Jamit

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      Nithya Venkat 3 years ago from Dubai

      Great poem, when muse whispers it is truly magical.

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      Frank Atanacio 3 years ago from Shelton

      Audrey no matter the time keep the poems burning.. you are on fire...:)

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      John Hansen 3 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Fun poem Audrey. I have found you can't control you muse, it controls you....well written.

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      Genna East 3 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      This is a delight…the muse who slips in, sometimes under the covers, at the most unexpected time. I liked the parable and metaphor about the ”10:30” on loan, and 3.5%; this is one of my favorites, Audrey. Your poetry is one of the reasons I love the poetry month.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 2 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Just love your creativity

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      Audrey Howitt 2 years ago from California

      Then you are lucky Manatita!

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      Audrey Howitt 2 years ago from California

      Thank you Jamie!

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      Audrey Howitt 2 years ago from California

      Thank you Vellur!

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      Audrey Howitt 2 years ago from California

      Hi Frank! Bless you!!

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      Theresa Ast 2 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      How very interesting Audrey. We each have out times and places. I am most likely to hear the muse between 11:00 pm and 2:00 am. But then I am a night person and currently I teach classes from noon until six in the evening, so I sleep from 2 or 3 until 10 in the morning.

      I wonder now how I ever got up at six am (and in a good mood, too) to get my three boys ready for school all those years? :) Theresa

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      Audrey Howitt 2 years ago from California

      Thank you John and Genna, and Rasma and Theresa! I wonder too how it is that we function and 6:30 in the morning!!

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      Lee Cloak 2 years ago

      Great poem Audrey, fantastic to read, Thanks

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      Susie Lehto 2 years ago from Minnesota

      Audrey, I love your creative poetic talent.

      The photo of the clock goes so well with your poem.

      Beautiful!

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