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Burning Need - (sonnet)

In reverie, I dream that I may write
A poem for tomorrow ‘fore tonight,
But still the words elude my empty mind –
I search and search, but such I cannot find.

If inspiration yet should come my way
Perhaps then I shall write a verse today
Which maybe, come tomorrow, you shall read,
So then to satisfy my burning need.

But if perchance a verse remains unwrit’,
Then I shall search my archives bit by bit
To try and seek a poem hidden low,
A rhyme I wrote a long, long time ago.

Alas, such poem yet I can’t locate -
Therefore my burning need remains unsate.

Submitted: Thursday, July 18, 2013
Edited: Friday, February 28, 2014


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  • Geetha Jayakumar (8/28/2013 10:46:00 AM)

    Beautiful sonnet..I love reading sonnet, but I don't know to write....
    Yes, its the burning need to write,
    Keeps our head spinning to the height.
    And a lovely poem is on our way to write.
    Loved reading it.

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  • Thomas A Robinson (7/30/2013 1:11:00 AM)

    No such thing as tap water poems, poems you turn the tap for hot and cold running poems.

  • Joseph Anderson (7/25/2013 2:33:00 PM)

    Your muse is only napping, but even then you got a fine poem. I can't find that word-unsate
    Still worth a 10

  • Diane Hine (7/25/2013 7:11:00 AM)

    Always seeking to recreate the initial thrill of a completed poem - true.

  • Patricia Grantham (7/24/2013 9:24:00 AM)

    I agree wholeheartedly with this one. There are times I must say that
    we may become at a lost for words when it comes to writing poetry. When
    that happens we must regroup. The majority of the times for me I have to
    be inspired to write. There maybe thousands of subject to write from the
    question is are they all suitable subjects for the Poet. There will always be
    a burning need. That is a good thing. A great write.

  • Rupesh R.k Babu (7/23/2013 7:15:00 AM)

    keep rocking.........

  • Bobby Wynn (7/21/2013 3:19:00 PM)

    That sums up my own experience.

  • Dee Corpolongo (7/20/2013 5:53:00 PM)

    Beautiful sonnet, Val. Basically, about nothing! Not really, but
    said so perfectly. Great write!

  • Indranil Bhaduri (7/20/2013 2:12:00 AM)

    Lovely penning of a desie to write.... Great job

  • Lucifera Santez (7/20/2013 2:11:00 AM)

    such irrevocable longing....................

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