Ink

A Poem By Kay J Fields // 9/30/2011

I don't usually write free verse poetry, but I really liked how this one turned out.

The ink curls around itself
Twisting in curlicues and
Straightening in lines
It weaves a delicate spider web
As the pen ticks across the parchment
The individual fibers of the web
Glisten in the sun
They join
Circle
Twist and form
The web shines brightly
The ink stitches a story as it spills onto the page
Looping and riding
On the tossing ocean of the mind
As imagination becomes solid
The vapors settle
They relax
The pen scratches dry
Is filled
And begins again
Weaving
Twisting
Creating
The strokes transform into letters
The letters form words
And together
Words become tales
Poems
Ballads
Myths
Stories and songs
Then they fall before the reader’s eye
Open to them
Like an ear to a whispered secret
The reader breathes in the words
Remembers the story
Drinks in the poetry
The pen
At rest
Is nearly forgotten
As the words are repeated again and again
But it all started with
A single line
A single drop of ink

Comments

I liked this.

I like this. It was very descriptive...which I loved. Oh, and this line stuck out: 

The ink stitches a story as it spills onto the page

I can just picture it! Lovely work! :)

Madeline | Fri, 09/30/2011

everything was better when/you would call and I'd be like/yeah babe, no way

Hmmm...This must be poetry week :D

I really like this, Kay J. It was very pretty and descriptive. I think my favorite lines were these:

The pen
At rest
Is nearly forgotten
As the words are repeated again and again
But it all started with
A single line
A single drop of ink.

Keep up the excellent work :)
 

Laura Elizabeth | Fri, 09/30/2011

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The best stories are those that are focused, unassuming, and self-confident enough to trust the reader to figure things out. --

http://lauraeandrews.blogspot.com/2014/05/dont-tell-me-hes-smart.html

wonderful

I feel the same way about ink. Last night I was trying to write a sentence, paused to find the word I was looking for, and before I knew it was doodling all sorts of swirls in the margins from the letter B.

Anna | Sat, 10/01/2011

I have hated the words and I have loved them, and I hope I have made them right. --The Book Thief

Interesting :) I like it!

Interesting :) I like it!

Erin | Sun, 10/02/2011

"You were not meant to fit into a shallow box built by someone else." -J. Raymond

I love this!

 I love this! I'm always a sucker for such lovely descriptions. It makes me want to break out my dip pens and ink bottles.

Tamerah | Sun, 10/02/2011

Beautiful!

Very... Descriptive! Very well done! And I really liked the begining! The circles joining! Loved that!

Very pretty!

Write on!

Kassady | Thu, 10/13/2011

"Here's looking at you, Kid"
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Write On!

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