And so Began an Authors Life

And so Began an Authors Life

A Poem by Robert Trakofler
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a Shakespearean sonnet, spoken word link in remarks section.

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And so Began an Authors Life

 

I gazed the blushing summer sunset sky

as stars revealed amongst the final rays

and many planets beamed before my eyes

their moons revolved to dance in grand ballets

 

when I was nine alone in my back yard

and pacing circles in my swimming pool

To make a vortex to float to the stars

Instead the heavens came to this young soul

 

Beguiled I watched this great celestial scene

My joy was tempered with the somber grasp

That I’m the only witness of this beam

I dashed inside to share the starry cast

 

So sad I searched the empty house and cried

I ached to give this gift that I have spied

 

…And so began an authors life

© 2021 Robert Trakofler


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WOW! Look at the treasure I found. This is an amazing poem becuz of how much yearning you poured into it. I can feel that young lad yearning & I can believe this is the young you. You have a personal heightened sensitivity that beams thru your words (((HUGS)))

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Robert Trakofler

2 Months Ago

This was definitely me as a boy I haven’t changed much since then



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I can see the sense of wonder in that child's eyes as he looks up into the heavens
We are typically a fairly overcast area, but when the clouds all disappear at night, the unbelievable collection throughout the sky is breathtaking
Your title is perfect

Posted 2 Months Ago


WOW! Look at the treasure I found. This is an amazing poem becuz of how much yearning you poured into it. I can feel that young lad yearning & I can believe this is the young you. You have a personal heightened sensitivity that beams thru your words (((HUGS)))

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Robert Trakofler

2 Months Ago

This was definitely me as a boy I haven’t changed much since then
I think this is now my favorite of your poems.

NOTE – correction: "I gazed [at] the blushing summer sunset sky"
Or: "[Gazing at] the blushing summer sunset sky"


Posted 6 Months Ago


Robert Trakofler

6 Months Ago

I know but it would be the wrong syllable count for a Shakespearean sonnet if I changed it:/
MomzillaNC

6 Months Ago

[Gaze at]… then
Ever see the movie Stand By Me? When the kid sees the deer? Its like this little magical moment that we get sometimes. that is what your poem reminded me of. Or the movie American Beauty. just these little moments where we touch the universe.

Posted 6 Months Ago


That's a great way to start writing if you ask me. Connecting with others who appreciate and understand where others might not is where the power of writing really benefits us.

Posted 6 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Robert Trakofler

6 Months Ago

this was such an early dream for me but I have heard similar dreams from other authors alive and dea.. read more
Lovely in content and wonderful in form, (especially loved the clever little rhythmic joining of lines two and four in the first stanza,)

Absolutely my kind of poetry Robert.

Beccy.

Posted 6 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Robert Trakofler

6 Months Ago

hi Beccy thanks for stopping by:)
The poem
And so began an Author's life
It is a wonderful poem
That you wrote
It is full of feelings
That you let out from you heart

Posted 7 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Robert Trakofler

6 Months Ago

thank you Aldo:)
A wonderful poem shared Robert. You described great beauty and miracle. Led the reader to the proper ending. I enjoyed the complete poem. Thank you for sharing the outstanding poetry.
Coyote

Posted 7 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Robert Trakofler

7 Months Ago

thanks, coyote I'm usually overwhelmed by the short form styles of poetry I got lucky in squeezing t.. read more
I think poets write in their minds and hearts long before they put a pen to paper.
And that is why many of us write of our youth and the beauty we saw way back then and way back now.
j.

Posted 7 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Robert Trakofler

7 Months Ago

YES I agree wholeheartedly so many things that bounce in my head from years ago come to the surface .. read more
A mystical vision at age 9! I can see why one would be eager to share it with others. Alas, the house is too often empty when we have something momentous to say. Still, if it impelled you to write, the day was not lost entirely.

Posted 7 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Robert Trakofler

7 Months Ago

that dream is as vivid today as it was back then

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I am the Bunny but the bunny isn't me long live the bunny Hello I’m Robert I own an art gallery and performance space in Pittsburgh called The Zenith It is also an antique store and a veget.. more..

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