Aug 11, 2011 5

Poetry Thursday: the spaces in between

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Are you still worried
about that participle
you left dangling?

That inelegant phrase,
that wobbly metaphor,
that questionably situated adverb?

Never fear,
fellow traveler.

There is no “done”
when it comes to ideas
on a page
and not even “almost”
will work better
than “awful
with a beating heart.”

Besides,
nobody loves
your beautiful words.

They love
the way they feel
in
the
spaces
between them.

xxx
c

Image by Leszek.Leszczynski via Flickr, used under a Creative Commons license.

Posted in: The Personal Ones

anna romano August 12, 2011 at 6:40 am

“poetry thursday – the spaces in-between” … love this … such a feeling of freedom … anything goes … infinite openness just got bigger … “life is and that’s ALL that counts … no more judging – no more amounts!

we see the crescent moon but we know there’s more … what we cannot see, we can’t ignore!

love and light … anna

Julie Perkins August 12, 2011 at 7:19 am

This is amazing and exactly what I needed to hear today. Thanks so much.

Julie Pee

the communicatrix August 12, 2011 at 12:04 pm

Thanks, ladies! I’d love to take credit, but most of the time, I’m just the conduit.

Did I say “most”? I meant “all.”

jenn forgie August 12, 2011 at 2:05 pm

My god that is beautiful. Especially the spaces.

oo j

Jama August 14, 2011 at 1:52 am

Fabulous.
…the spaces between them.
Perfect.

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