A Writer Observed

A Writer Observed

A Poem by CarthageThorne
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A moment captured.

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A Writer Observed

An aged hand passes over a single candleflame
Thoughts dance in sway to the fire's charm
Eyes glow with a gentle, golden warmth

A smile arises upward, stoked by a sudden inspiration
Pen scorches ink to an untouched field of paper
As thus begins a new chronicle of a writer's imagination




© 2019 CarthageThorne



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it is amazing what can spark a grand tale or pleasant poetry. to think where that creative measure rests within each of us and is ignited somehow. I do wonder if all have it and only some of us use it. I think it just comes out different in left brainers :) Really got me thinking early this morning. Thank you!

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CarthageThorne

2 Months Ago

I think that's part of the fun of it, the mystery and all as one ponders where that "spark" comes fr.. read more



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...and so it is for writers everywhere. The mind stills and imagination floats to the top.

Posted 1 Month Ago


CarthageThorne

1 Month Ago

Aye tis true, I have found personally that the mind often imagines most in the moments of stillness... read more
Delightfully inspirational and like a cinematic movie opening up before my mind and eyes. As I read your words. That come alive upon your expressed thoughts written down. Eloquently done, your muse is certainly going to inspire others with this exceptional piece.

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

CarthageThorne

1 Month Ago

Thank you so much Dawn! I'm so thrilled you were able to enjoy it too seen like a "cinematic movie o.. read more
Dawn

1 Month Ago

my pleasure. :)
And as the flame burns the colours therein scatter upon the page- the thoughts are played the storys staged- historys made- wonderful- how i love to watch the flame 🌹

Posted 2 Months Ago


CarthageThorne

2 Months Ago

A very nice way of putting it, and glad it seems that you have enjoyed this wee poem.
Wow, that perfectly encapsulates the feeling of good writing! Thank you for sharing!

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

CarthageThorne

2 Months Ago

Thank you so much, very encouraging to hear that!
Are not all memories a sepia moment passed. Nice work.

Posted 2 Months Ago


CarthageThorne

2 Months Ago

What a unique way of putting it, and quite true. Thanks!
You have captured the "ah hah" moment of writing perfectly.

Posted 2 Months Ago


CarthageThorne

2 Months Ago

Thank you! Twas my exact intention of this piece.
Nicely captured my friend. This does hsve a golden flamed glow about it, much like the sepia tones of the photo.
The last line, as well as the smile, give it a feeling of renewed inspiration after knowing confusion at the well having dried, until now. It is one of my, and likely our topics to write of, as there are so many different ways of expressing it, depending on our emotions.
Come to think of it, I haven't written of writing in a while... Hmm, maybe your inspiration is contagious :)


Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

CarthageThorne

2 Months Ago

Thank you so much, and you have seen exactly what I was more or less subtly hinting at in those last.. read more
A very visual poem indeed. The flame, the glowing eyes, the pen scorching ink are all very invigorating and inspiring to the reader. Your words left me with a good feeling and a lot of warmth today morning. Thank you so much.

This review was written for a previous version of this writing

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

CarthageThorne

2 Months Ago

My goal with this particular poem is to hopefully inspire my fellow peers and writers about their wr.. read more
I love how you have expressed the process of finding that inspiration to write. Your poem is also very visual as well as being creatively penned. All good wishes.

Chris

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

CarthageThorne

2 Months Ago

Thank you so much Chris! I must confess, this wee poem is probably one of my own most favorite that .. read more
Absolutely captured. Each word in this poem is used to carefully depict the scene. "aged hand", "dance in sway", "stoked by a sudden", "pen scorches ink", and "chronicle" are just a few examples of my favorite word choices and phrases.
In the first line you may want to consider saying "A single" because the theme of leaving out the article isn't seen anywhere else in the poem.
A comma isn't necessary in the last line, unless you're going for a pause which would make sense.
This is well written and, as you say, captures the moment.

This review was written for a previous version of this writing

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

CarthageThorne

2 Months Ago

Actually you caught one of my errors, as it was meant to be all along said as "A single".., thank yo.. read more
IWAZHERE

2 Months Ago

. pleasure

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Added on January 11, 2019
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CarthageThorne
CarthageThorne

Oklahoma City, OK



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Salutations, I'm Carthage. My hobby, is to bring to life ideas and concepts which exist only in the world of imagination and my passion is revealing truths and concepts which I hope will inspire n.. more..

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