The Selfish Writer

i have discovered my difficulty

with reading you

for I am a writer

intently gripping the quill

and despite your florid attempts

you cannot alter the will

of my cursive compulsions to beguile

 

frequent attempts are made

to enter the frantic foray of your words

my inner computer jumbles with errant code

and with no service centre to call

Β  a hyperkinetic cursor marks my disquieted mode

 

for I am a writer

curl your fingers by my pages

gorge full the entrancing phrases…

 

now enlightened with my intentions

i revel in my frantic detentions

auguring your

ambrosial

attentions

72 thoughts on “The Selfish Writer”

    1. Dear Daffni! So, so nice to hear from you. I am a billion years behind on your blog as I’m beginning to think I am more of a winter WP fiend … now that the days are longer and brighter I am outdoors all the time gathering inspiration and such. Hope you are well … ❀

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      1. Then I’ll send a double dose! I remember one day on the weather forecast here when the announcer said we were expecting a “balmy 12 degrees”. Couldn’t stop laughing Ivor!

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  1. As always I need dictionary to figure out meaning of your words and each time you write something,I learn new words..Thank you so much ..Poem is beautiful,,πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ™‚πŸ™‚

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    1. Hey Rashmi … it’s great brain exercise isn’t it! For me too: I always feel sad when beautiful words aren’t used in everyday parlance (hehe). Have a great day young lady! ❀

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  2. “for I am a writer

    curl your fingers by my pages

    gorge full the entrancing phrases…”

    Trance-like, musical poetry! You truly are one of the finest writers I have ever read, Diana! β€πŸ˜πŸ‘ŒπŸ‘πŸ’œ

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    1. I think it’s time to reveal to you that I have multiple personalities …. the author of this poem is unavailable now … you have to contend with me: the blushing, humbled version that is so very grateful for your amazing compliment.
      Truly ….. ❀

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      1. Haha! I think you’d revealed your personalities to me quite some time ago, which is why it is so fascinating to see how the silly, humorous you, can write something so eggselently profound πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‰πŸ˜„β€

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    1. Hey Sara! Lovely to hear from you …. all is dandy on this side of the Atlantic …. I have been blogging less, and living more! Collecting memories and revelling in the beauty of springtime. Hugs galore back at cha! ❀

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    1. Thanks for asking Nancy! In the last paragraph I am saying “hey, now you know I dig writing, and I’ll shut myself away to write … thinking that you have no choice but to read me” … because I am a selfish writer haha. So auguring means a prediction πŸ™‚

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      1. I know some of my words aren’t common but I love throwing them in because we need to keep language fresh and challenging! I think… haha! Have a great day sunshine! 😘

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      2. oh baby I know and that why I love your poetry more , its always fascinating to read something new and beautiful sewn by the master tailor such as you…

        I am trying to find a way to receive mail notifications for only your, Phil and Priya’s posts but till now I haven’t.

        Its eithers I get notifications from everyone I follow or noneπŸ€”

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      3. Wow! My face grows warm reading such lovely things Nancy! πŸ’—πŸ’—
        I still can’t figure out the notifications … you show up on my reader feed but I worry I miss you as I’m not on WP as often as before … just means I’ll have some catching up to do from time to time. I’m assuming your studies have kept you away.

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      4. studies is a sore sybject right now in my life. I couldn’t have been more bored coz of it. My exams started from 20 th April and will end on 6 June. These examiners think we have no life. Am dying to get a holidayπŸ˜‚
        And well too reasons kept me away from Wattpad – one is exams other is I am unable to write. It’s like words arn’t flowing as they used to and I have no mood to think and write something where my soul isn’t.

        So basically yoy rarely missed anything of mine hut I surely must have missed alot of posts written by you. Hopefully after exams I ll get to read themβ™₯️

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      5. Great catching up Nancy! Those examiners are torturing you … no wonder your inspiration to write is diminished. You are stressed!
        Hang in there!
        Mega Watt Hugs sunshine β˜€οΈπŸ’—

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  3. It is a strange word, and because I thought she’d written this for the flowers, I pictured the writers energy piercing the petals of the flowers, the two becoming an ambrosia of smells and tastes.
    But she could have written this to every reader who comes across it, the introduction, the inviting, and the challenge.

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      1. I read the three previous and wondered if you select a theme, and then write. Or if you attach the pictogram after the thoughts?
        I liked the three of them better, and for each, a different reason.
        You could fill a book with your followers, so I’ll meander quietly through others until perhaps, I will become one.
        And this has been a productive year for you as well, so I’m sure it will take me some time. Thanks for the welcome, and I’m betting the pleasure will be mine.

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      2. Such a lovely comment to read and I truly appreciate your time this evening!
        I shall be checking in on your writing in the next few days 😊
        To answer your query…I’ve never written from an image first, or at least image inspired. I draw upon my imagination and write…sometimes have difficulty finding a picture to match. I’ve been known to take pictures of books, and windows etc after a poem is finished. That might look odd to any onlooker. πŸ˜€

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      3. It might, because they don’t know you’re just dressing it. namkcorb@wordpress.com
        (irevuo) Cristian Mihai suggested pictures with the posts and I started doing that about 60 pages ago.
        But I like challenges too, and wrote two for Sara in lalaland off the prompts ‘the light’ and ‘the key’. Stay dry, stay warm, selfish writer.

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      4. I’m hoping there was a curtsy and a bow with that farewell, because sir exemplifies goodbye. And I’m feeling ageism oppressing me right now.
        Okay, I took a breath, I feel better. I was going to tell you that in my story 2012 I had reached an impasse of where to go, as the last 50 pages have been a daily write, this past couple of months. And no shit, I was picturing a girl who looked a lot like you to become the stories Penelope. But then I needed the picture of the brown tank-top clad gal, and I hadn’t met you yet. I’m not going to cut her hair or change anything, but I like your hair the way it’s displayed. At least she has your smile.

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    1. Dear V… how I cherish your very kind encouragements! I’ve been getting back into photography with verve and vigour (hehe, don’t know where this phrase materialized from ….). Hope all is well with my fave S.A. gal! πŸ’œπŸ’œ

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