That Melancholy Feeling

My pen hesitates……
waiting for the inspiration.
Like a rusty engine.

Sputtering, and skipping….
not knowing,
where it’s hand ….
will lead it.

Standing on my patio,
with soft light and shadows…..
“Maxine,” in the background.

the chirping of crickets,
and the humming of water frogs.

The house is empty…..
the kids playing in the front yard,

While I relinquish myself……..

to the chirping and shadows,
of my backyard.

The pen, is gathering steam,
my mind is………..
What a perplexing moment,
that lasts a lifetime.

May 27, 2012.

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Feeling melancholy….. and loving some Donald Fagan, and some Steely Dan.


laurabroussard, solitude, awakening, senses


  • Donna19
    Donna19about 2 years ago

    Oh my. sounds like she is back!!! The best writing come without thought and will a simple touching of the need to expression. This you have done and done so well. Welcome back Laura. This is so lovely

  • Thank you, Donna…..
    I am a melancholy sucker.
    GOD, I LOVE this song !!!!!!!!!!! xxxx

    – LauraBroussard

  • barnsis
    barnsisabout 2 years ago

    Sounds like many moments in my life. Well said

  • Thank you, brother xx

    – LauraBroussard

  • Robin Monroe
    Robin Monroeabout 2 years ago

    oh this is beautiful, feeling the moment:)

  • Yes, the “moment.”
    Thank you for visiting, Robin xx

    – LauraBroussard

  • Arcadia Tempest
    Arcadia Tempestabout 2 years ago

    The drifting mind collects wisps of this and that…. tis good to drift but tie some string around your heart finger and the door of opportunity to come back when there is a knock me thinks… :O))x

  • You are so cool, Arcadia xxxx
    Thank you, sis, in ink :-) xoxo

    – LauraBroussard

  • wildwomenlove
    wildwomenloveabout 2 years ago

    What a perplexing moment, that lasts a lifetime
    I think its called life…that perplexing moment…hehehehehehe
    this is gorgeous Laura…love this…xxx

  • Thank you, you ’Wildwoman."
    Love you, babe. xxxxx

    – LauraBroussard

  • autumnwind
    autumnwindabout 2 years ago

    Wow Laura, a moment so well captured. Yes, some do last forever. And btw, I love Steely Dan. Awesome write. XOXOXOXXOXOOXXO

  • Isn’t it great ?!!!
    Love you, Shar xoxoxoxoooooo

    – LauraBroussard

  • Arco Iris  R
    Arco Iris Rabout 2 years ago

    I could imagine hearing this song in the darkness of the night without any lights on……
    I could feel the words while your mind was at play. Great write.

  • That is a wonderful compliment, that you felt the emotion I was trying to impart.
    Thank you, Iris. xoxo

    – LauraBroussard

  • RosaCobos
    RosaCobosabout 2 years ago

    Melancholy is calling to our depth…and the sounds getting some distance from our shriking heart.
    The vision is clear…and he elements, sensual and calm…I wonder..what is behind that far can we resist without crying out, ¡we are here….!
    Rosa (beautiful moment Laura..precise)

  • TheWanderingBoo
    TheWanderingBooabout 2 years ago

    great write! been feeling like this for some time

  • walela
    walelaabout 2 years ago

    So well expressed

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