Purple's Platitudes

nothing but words …

after Dylan

08 April 2014

 

 

don’t go all mental, it’s just a rewrite,

your words should burn if they’re just in the way;

they’re just words, edit to your heart’s delight.

 

the wisest poets know which words are right

for inspiration’s lightning strike they pray,

don’t go all mental, it’s just a rewrite.

 

good poets fret and wrestle with their fright.

such frail confidence, this dance, what we say,

they’re just words, edit to your heart’s delight.

 

Wild then, we catch and sing of words in flight,

And learn, too late, the price that we must pay,

don’t go all mental, it’s just a rewrite.

 

frayed nerves, near death, looming deadlines in sight,

blind eyes blaze like meteors night and day;

they’re just words, edit to your heart’s delight.

 

And you, my Muse, laugh from your lofty height,

Curse, bless, me now, what would your Wisdom say?

don’t go all mental, it’s just a rewrite,

they’re just words, edit to your heart’s delight.

 

 

written for Day 8 NaPoWriMo prompt

Do not go gentle – Dylan Thomas

 

 

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