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Absence

 

No blue ink stains on my fingers

but the yearning that still lingers.

It’s been too long since I’ve wondered

too many days since I’ve hungered.

Today I’ll write a simple rhyme,

get back my groove and then in time

I’ll dig a way inside of me

to find a poem, set it free.

.

---Judi Van Gorder

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Only a seemingly simple play with rhyme. It has that polished Tinker craft: clarity and insight. Writing is to be found in the writing.

 

Thank you for sharing Tink and many thanks for that link on Welsh forms.

 

I've missed your writing

 

badge

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what is not to marvel about your write. it is a fun jingle with grammar influences attached everywhere. enjoyed the read tinker.

 

victor

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Hi Judy, so good to see you back, "tinkering" with seldom used forms. I particularly liked the feminine slant-rhyme couplet, wondered-hungered. And the notion of poems being discovered, examined, worked, and released is one with which I resonate very well.

 

- Dave

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Sure you never lost your groove but had many other duties calling Tink. Neat little personal reflection. Frank

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Thanks Badge, I've missed sharing here. Yep, you said it very well "writing is to be found in the writing". If I only had the discipline.

 

Hi Victor, Glad you enjoyed it. I appreciate your kind words.

 

Hi Dave, Sometimes words just happen on the page and it works, wondered / hungered was one of those times. I love the ancient, often obscure forms. They are the fundamentals of writing, it is where literature began. So much can be learned from the study.

 

Hi Frank, I never want to be so busy as to neglect friends but sometimes life just gets in the way and time passes. And when I stop writing it is hard to start back up again. So I guess the solution is to not stop writing... But there goes that discipline thing... ~~smile~~

 

Thank you all for the encouragement and support of my writing however so simple.

 

~~ Tink / Judi

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Sweet and gentle, Tink. See my other comment at Connections, no need to repeat it here.

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Thanks Brendan, I took your advise and fixed it. ~~Tink

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Oh, how nice, Tinker. Well composed and inspiring, too! I can relate, and now I just have to muster up the courage also to do what you've said you will do.

 

Tony :smile:

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LOL, Thank you Tony but if you haven't noticed, I have haven't come up with anything new since this piece YET. What happened did break a leg and have to sit still for a whole day giving you nothing to do but to read and respond to all of these poems? Wow, marathon read/response day!

 

~~Tink

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