Bill Grace

Silence As Elixir - Poem by Bill Grace

Wife and daughter do not love my late night ways
When silence draws me as a magnet
From the day's harried lanes
And house with them securely in it
Helps also shield from terrors
That often prove too great a force in solitude
And kill the strikes of black ink
Upon their white paper victim.

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  • (10/13/2016 7:11:00 PM)

    One cannot write in daylight hours
    There is too much pushing and pulling on the hours.. or so it always seems. One must hide from
    the daylight, literally or figuratively, in order to manage to write anything.
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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, May 23, 2006

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