Richard Jones


What Do You Do About Dry Periods In Your Writing?


When the writing is going well,
I am a prince in a desert palace,
fountains flowing in the garden.
I lean an elbow on a velvet pillow
and drink from a silver goblet,
poems like a banquet
spread before me on rugs
with rosettes the damask of blood.
But exiled
from the palace, I wander --
crawling on burning sand,
thirsting on barren dunes,
believing a heartless mirage no less true
than palms and pools of the cool oasis.


Anonymous submission.

Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

What do you think this poem is about?



Read poems about / on: silver, believe, poem

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (What Do You Do About Dry Periods In Your Writing? by Richard Jones )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. Burning Up, Arno Le Roux
  2. A Warm Hand, Arno Le Roux
  3. The Hug, Arno Le Roux
  4. Make, Aparna Chatterjee
  5. Banking For Keeps, Arno Le Roux
  6. Fibonacci: Hope, Lorraine Margueritte Gasrel ..
  7. Dance To The Song Of My Heart, Arno Le Roux
  8. Wake Up If You Can, Arno Le Roux
  9. Painters Of Love, Arno Le Roux
  10. When you said, gajanan mishra

Poem of the Day

poet Robert William Service

Just Home and Love! the words are small
Four little letters unto each;
And yet you will not find in all
The wide and gracious range of speech
Two more so tenderly complete:
...... Read complete »

 

Modern Poem

poet Paul Muldoon

 

Trending Poems

  1. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  2. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  3. Home And Love, Robert William Service
  4. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, Dylan Thomas
  5. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  6. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  7. Alone, Edgar Allan Poe
  8. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  9. Hedgehog, Paul Muldoon
  10. Being With You, Heather Burns

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]