Stephanie van Oudtshoorn

Rookie (1 September 1986 / East London, South Africa)

Blank Pages Before You

Poem by Stephanie van Oudtshoorn

It begins as a tinkling,
glowing feeling.
Swelling within you;
growing inside
and gathering to its own
life and body

Changing shape.
From feelings to ideas
and building its limbs
from words.

Finally it bursts forth.
Taking a life of its own
on the blank pages
before you.

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Comments about Blank Pages Before You by Stephanie van Oudtshoorn

  • Sathyanarayana M V SSathyanarayana M V S (4/29/2008 10:10:00 AM)

    Fine thoughts and very good composition of poems. I read all your poems with great interest.
    with best regards,
    sathya narayana(Report)Reply

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  • Jurietta DuraanJurietta Duraan (4/12/2008 5:41:00 PM)

    This is the opposite to writer's block? I like your poetry, not being a great lover of rhyme.... your words flow well. Yuri(Report)Reply

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  • David Tanguay (1/6/2006 1:14:00 PM)

    First i read your (BIO) then your first poem. Believe me you don't need help in writing. You have a natural and unique imagination. Really like your poem! going back to read more(Report)Reply

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  • Tony Jennett (10/9/2005 5:20:00 PM)

    A Muse whispers
    and the soul's pricked-up, hand cupped ear
    strains hard to catch each syllable
    wafting over memory's embers
    scourging them to white heat.

    The dull words in the crucible
    melt, coalesce and run
    in a stream of quicksilver moonlight

    And Cat's eyes open wide on reflections
    Of what amusemeant?(Report)Reply

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  • Mary Nagy (9/12/2005 8:08:00 PM)

    I really enjoyed this poem Stephanie. Very much describes how I feel as a new poem is 'born'. Nice job. Sincerely, Mary(Report)Reply

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  • Theorem ThetruthserumTheorem Thetruthserum (9/8/2005 5:16:00 PM)

    I liked that one.....(Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, September 8, 2005

Poem Edited: Thursday, October 26, 2006