Sunday, January 25, 2009

if only i had time...

...i would
write the poem
that begs some ink
letting it
slowly drip from
the pen's tip
without a pause
in fluid release
until exhaustion
replaced the clamour
of words.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
...i would
take the slow train
to the places in my dreams
without an itinerary
ambling about
a destination i chose
when the whistle sounded
just right.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
...i would
sit in the midst
of those i love
& just be grateful
for one whole minute
without another thought.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
...today i have the time.
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one single impression

23 comments:

paisley said...

oh that was a work of art... truly.. .luscious... i wish i had written it myself.. and that my dear doesn't happen often........

Noah the Great said...

This is quite lovely, especially the last part.

Amias said...

"...i would
take the slow train
to the places in my dreams
without an itinerary"


I would like to do the same. I can relate.

fourwindshaiga said...

I agree with Amias, I would love to do that.

anthonynorth said...

Excellent, with a marvellous message at the end.

SandyCarlson said...

These are lovely. I would love to ride that train, too!

The delightful ending made my evening. Such affirmations are wonderful.

Tumblewords: said...

Superb! Your words lend hope to those who are full of stress and empty of time. A minute. One minute. One full minute. Wonderful.

KiteHorse said...

long train whistles stretching over cold fields get right down inside ya, don't they? i am so childishly lewd today - I misread pen's tip as my concupiscent eye skipped greedily on to fluid release :o

Beth P. said...

oh yes, dear qualcosa...you have the time!!

I especially loved the second and third verses to this sweet journey.

thank you for your big, beautful heart!

floreta said...

this is uplifting. we have time!! great thoughts.

Maggie said...

This was a delightful journey in time and mind...one must grab the train while it is at the station.

Jim said...

I am glad you had the time today, these are good.

"if only i had time...

...i would
write the poem
that begs some" fingers
here on my keyboard
letters come fast and slow
depending on my mind
pausing now and then
to pick up another thought.

make a mistake
backspaced I'll go
fix it better and
type some more
that's the way
I right my poems

when I have the time


You slow train is an excellent idea, seems we always pick the fast train because we don't have more time.

I hardly ever sit in the midst but reading all the poems this morning is just great! Thank you for yours, I like it a lot.
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ink
letting it
slowly drip from
the pen's tip
without a pause
in fluid release
until exhaustion
replaced the clamour
of words.

Jim said...

In case you wondered, the last verse, righting my poems is what I intended to write.
;-)
..

totomai said...

i really like the second stanza. free flowing. no plans but it will be a grand adventure

Quiet Paths said...

I can connect with all of these; a very lovely set. The travel time is especially wonderful. Thank you.

one more believer said...

love em all but that slow train i hear the whistle callin....

WillThink4Wine said...

That was simply marvelous! I love the idea of waiting until the whistle sounds just right! I make the time for things such as that!

Regina Marie said...

Very enjoyable..I would sit in the midst of those I love and be grateful- nice

me ann my camera said...

Love the second stanza and the train references.... when the train whistle sounds just right.... so inviting.

Beloved Dreamer said...

Oh, this is just lovely. Please please, may I come with. So many places to go so many people to love. Thank you for sharing this wonderful poem
love-bd

Catvibe said...

Really beautiful!

lissa said...

I like the first one the best but they are all such lovely thoughts, gentle words with honest empathy

Anait said...

This is absolutely beautiful!!! I'm so glad I discovered this blog, you certainly have a way with words!

keep up the great writing!