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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


~~ © ~~ Poems by Judi Van Gorder ~~

For permission to use this work you can write to Tinker1111@icloud.com

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badger11

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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Larsen M. Callirhoe

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

 

victor


Larsen M. Callirhoe

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David W. Parsley

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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Frank E Gibbard

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

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Tinker

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


~~ © ~~ Poems by Judi Van Gorder ~~

For permission to use this work you can write to Tinker1111@icloud.com

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dedalus

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


Drown your sorrows in drink, by all means, but the real sorrows can swim

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tonyv

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:


Here is a link to an index of my works on this site: tonyv's Member Archive topic

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Tinker

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


~~ © ~~ Poems by Judi Van Gorder ~~

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