Bouncing Around

There comes a time
to go to bed
when there’s a rhyme
stuck in my head
that feels it must
be free, though just
somehow not now

(C) Stephen W. Buchanan 2020

Originally published advertising free at “If You Haven’t Got A Sonnet

Thanks to Susi Bocks at I Write Her for pointing out today, 21 March, is World Poetry Day in her “Celebrate Your Passion” post! I didn’t realize that when I posted my poem above. Why not take the time today to discover new poets, read poetry you love, or write something just because!

17 thoughts on “Bouncing Around

  1. Decades ago, I would work things out in my head before committing them to paper because I hated writing rough drafts. Now it serves me quite well, I can remember in the morning what I worked out at midnight.

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    1. Thanks. I try not to, but I still get the urge to have to write something after I’ve settled in to sleep. Very frustrating on mornings I have to get up early. 🙂


  2. Love it!! I stopped trying to “call it back” when I’d get a poem-start while sleeping…if it’s gone, I’m not getting up– there will always be another one 🙂

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      1. Hahaha…they may well have been great–but if not, a delusion can be a wonderful thing (otherwise, I’d have not lived this long)! 🙂

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  3. Sometimes I wake up in the late night coz I feel the poem and then I have to write it down the very moment. Can’t wait for the next morning coz that very moment is now.

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