Linda Ori

Rookie - 40 Points (08/13/1945 / UTAH)

Restless Wind


There is a known phenomenon,
A universal state,
When everything's turned upside down
And dumped upon your plate;

You run around in circles,
Your mind is out of sync,
Completely out of balance
And it's driving you to drink!

The natives call it 'restless wind'
I can't recall the name -
It's totally frustrating
And probably to blame

For my lack of creativity,
My pen has long gone dry -
I hit my head against the wall
So hard it makes me cry;

Now that's a bit unsettling,
It's time to get a grip -
There must be something I can write
Straight-shooting from the hip;

Nothing too incredible,
Something short and sweet
Might be just the ticket now
To stand me on my feet;

So.......... OK, Frank, I get the point
Not good to sit and stew -
Instead I'll get off my dead butt
And write this poem for you!


Thanks for the boost, Frankie J. I needed that!

Submitted: Saturday, June 09, 2007
Edited: Wednesday, March 09, 2011

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  • Rookie - 156 Points Marilyn Lott (6/27/2007 7:41:00 PM)

    I have been told I can write a poem about anything
    and I'll bet you can too. I enjoyed that!

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  • Rookie Not a member No 4 (6/15/2007 5:38:00 PM)

    I've got the opposite of this affliction. The ideas won't stop coming but I need to stop! ! But, for all that you've written yourself out of the doldrums with a cracking effort that crackles with the usual Linda Ori qualities. Yes, I'd like to see you write more too - but I know that forcing it doesn't work. Though sometimes just sitting down with a word or a phrase and a disregard for form is enought to kick start the action. The most inspirational material for me is actually the inside of a music shop - the track names on CDs! ! I don't go in looking for inspiration, but these days I have to walk out after just a few minutes with my head spinning with ideas. Restless Wind is a brilliant title by the way. Wish I'd thought of it first! Very fine work as always... xxx jim (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Alison Cassidy (6/9/2007 8:39:00 PM)

    Linda this is a wonderful piece - honest, clever, unselfconscious and rhythmical. You hold up your poetic mirror for the rest of us to see ourselves. Don't know what he said, but goodonya Mr. Ryan for inspiring this. love, Allie xxxx (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 2,631 Points Frank James Ryan Jr...fjr (6/9/2007 6:00:00 PM)

    You are most welcome Lady Midnight! ...But trust me...this piece, as all your work, is there within you always...there is nothing i can say or do to make it happen unless you want it with your heartbreath...And you did, and so you wrote...and we are pleasured, once again! Great Crafting, young lady! ..
    And thank you for the dedicational....again you humble me...

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