Glimmer of an idea by msdebbie

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What is the purpose of writing?

For me, it has always started
With the glimmer of an idea.

It can be inspired by clouds,
Soulwarming sunlight,
Infinite possibility.

It is bright and sparks
With electricity.
It has connection
To all.

Everybody is equal.
People are poetry.
Music is magical.
Thoughts become words.
And words are not weapons!

So how did I start writing?
Dr Seuss was an early fave
I loved trying to rhyme;
To understand the rhythm.
He was the first to convince me
Words are power

My parents had no idea
Of what was overtaking me,
But I had a loving Pa
Who loved words and languages.
Even when I was in primary school,
He shared his love of the bible and French;
Making of me a humble devotee.

I turned all my feelings into words,
Transforming darkness into light.
Even now when the bible is nought to me
I still cherish the John 1:1 idea
Words have often been my escape;
A place of happiness, solitude and peace.
I also love to invent and transmogrify words;
For indeed, they are my purest and sincerest joy!

PS: According to W.H. Auden “A poet is, before anything else, a person who is passionately in love with language”


clouds, poetry, victoria, countryside, sunlight, ballarat, warrnambool

I’ll defer to Anna Quindlen, of The New York Times: “People who are knowledgeable about poetry sometimes discuss it in that knowing, rather hateful way in which oenophiles talk about wine: robust, delicate, muscular. This has nothing to do with how most of us experience it, the heart coming around the corner and unexpectedly running into the mind. Of all the words that have stuck to the ribs of my soul, poetry has been the most filling.”

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  • Kelly d
    Kelly dalmost 5 years ago

    This is gorgeous. i love the clouds

  • Clouds speak to me too! Thanks Kelly :)

    – msdebbie

  • glennmp
    glennmpalmost 5 years ago

    you have some great work on i love it . glenn.

  • Hello Glenn! Thanks so much for saying so. I know I’m so amateur where the standard of photos is concerned, but I also remind myself, we all must start somewhere.
    Went and checked out your calendar – love it. Know a young boy who loves trains and I really enjoyed going to Williamstown for the great snaps to be caught there – been there in recent times"

    – msdebbie

  • Vincent James
    Vincent Jamesalmost 5 years ago

    beautiful golden sun capture, lovely composition. Well done.

  • Thanks Vincent! Hard to go wrong with the awesome beauty of nature methinks!

    – msdebbie

  • Stephen Thomas
    Stephen Thomasover 4 years ago

    Great sunset photo!

  • Many thanks Stephen – pretty good for a mobile phone!
    Thanks for commenting :D

    – msdebbie

  • Watertoy
    Watertoyover 4 years ago


  • Thanks – what a lovely comment watertoy!

    – msdebbie

  • S .
    S .over 4 years ago

    all i can say is how much i LOVE this and thanks so much for sharing it..

    “To understand the rhythm.
    He was the first to convince me
    Words are power”

    “I turned all my feelings into words,
    Transforming darkness into light.”

    soooo moving :)

  • Thank you my darling man! Mwah xoxo
    It’s also got some comments you might like to read in my journal

    – msdebbie

  • Laurie Search
    Laurie Searchover 4 years ago

    Absolutely beautiful!!!

  • Thank you Laurie – I am so sorry I missed this comment. Much appreciated xoxo

    – msdebbie

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