Practicing Poetess


The Good Poets Come Out At Night - Poem by Practicing Poetess

There must be something
In the moon's soft glow
That causes our
Creative juices to flow.

Or maybe the stars
Are the inspiration
For poetry that gets us
A standing ovation.

Perhaps it's the slower pace
When evening winds down
And you can hear your thoughts
Where quiet is found

The poems pour onto paper
When the day turns to night
And writing's almost effortless,
The best way to write.

Topic(s) of this poem: creativity, inspiration, night, poetry, writing


Poet's Notes about The Poem

The poets here on Poem Hunter were the inspiration for this poem!
Was on the site late one night, and there were some really good new poems showing up!

Comments about The Good Poets Come Out At Night by Practicing Poetess

  • Tamara Beryl Latham (10/24/2019 4:29:00 PM)

    What an insightful poem. Loved it and it's so true. Oftentimes I'm in bed for the evening and a line of poetry comes to mind and I have to jump up to write it down. Your poem trumpets what many poets experience. Great job. (Report)Reply

    Practicing Poetess(10/24/2019 10:14:00 PM)

    Thanks again, Tamara, for such a spot-on comment!
    It's reassuring to know that all poets experience similar things! : -)

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  • Shaun Cronick (9/21/2019 3:54:00 PM)

    Wonderful poem! So true and beautifully written, in all places it hits right home especially " Where quiet is found."
    Thank you Poetess for writing and sharing this timeless gem.10+++ and added to my enchanting poems treasure chest. Take care.
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    Practicing Poetess(9/21/2019 5:32:00 PM)

    Wow, Shaun!
    Thank you so much for your highly complimentary comments! : -)
    Regards

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  • Prabir Gayen (9/4/2019 12:22:00 AM)

    Very nice poem dear poetess...thanks...10+++++ (Report)Reply

    Practicing Poetess(9/4/2019 12:44:00 AM)

    Thank you, Prabir.

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  • Drtony Brahmin (3/10/2019 1:15:00 AM)

    There must be something
    In the moon's soft glow
    That causes our
    Creative juices to flow. the moon and the stars and our efforts and inborn poetic tendencies.. a very fine poem. tony
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    Practicing Poetess(3/10/2019 3:55:00 PM)

    Thank you so much, Dr. Tony, for your compliment!

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  • Dr Dillip K Swain (2/28/2019 7:03:00 PM)

    A magnificent piece of work... sparkling expression that directly touches my heart! (Report)Reply

    Practicing Poetess(2/28/2019 7:34:00 PM)

    Thank you, Dr. Swain!
    Glad to play a part in something that touches your heart!

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  • Richard D Remler (2/28/2019 12:12:00 AM)

    I tend to find my best inspiration at night, when everything calms down and my mind finds its quiet place. We usually find what works best for us, and we go with the flow. Great write, very easy to relate to. (Report)Reply

    Practicing Poetess(2/28/2019 5:31:00 PM)

    Thank you so much, Richard.
    Always glad to hear from those whose poetry I also enjoy! : -)

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  • (12/26/2018 7:07:00 PM)

    In total agreement with you, dear poetess! I can't wait for night to come, so that I can start writing. And what inspiration one receives from the moon and stars in Northern Ontario! No wonder so many Americans are buying up the land there. (Report)Reply

    Practicing Poetess(12/27/2018 12:26:00 AM)

    Canada is lovely- - the scenery; the clear skies. I have yet to visit (only seen photos!) , but I have a relative who goes every chance she can get! Thank you for commenting, Richard!

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  • (11/19/2018 1:44:00 AM)

    Night time is the best time to be with the self, A Thoughtful poem with great observation...10+++ (Report)Reply

    Practicing Poetess(11/19/2018 2:10:00 PM)

    Thank you, Mohammed, for reading & rating!
    The system wouldn't allow me to send you a comment yesterday, but today it 'took'! : -)

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  • (9/20/2018 12:56:00 AM)

    I totally relate to this. I do a lot of writing at night. Like at 1 to 3 am. The words are so true. (Report)Reply

    Practicing Poetess(9/20/2018 1:36:00 AM)

    Thanks for your observation.
    I wonder if it's the mode that the brain is in, at that time- -
    With me, it's all the shift work I've done, so I'm usually in 'night owl' mode, anyhow!
    Be blessed!

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  • Geraldine Kelly (8/26/2018 8:47:00 PM)

    Great piece. I agree completely! (Report)Reply

    Practicing Poetess(8/27/2018 1:21:00 AM)

    Thank you, Geraldine! :)

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  • Michael Walker (8/23/2018 11:46:00 PM)

    I find that I can write better at night. It is quieter and the stars
    and moon can inspire you. Very truthful writing.
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    Practicing Poetess(8/27/2018 1:20:00 AM)

    I think that, at night, you are more relaxed, and that makes it easier for creativity to surface. Stress can choke off creativity and stifle it. Although an inspiration can hit most anytime!

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  • Captain Cur (7/30/2018 9:27:00 PM)

    Loved every line! Extremely well written! Morning can produce some good groggy poetry I would imagine. (Report)Reply

    Practicing Poetess(7/30/2018 9:50:00 PM)

    Actually, O Captain my Captain, some of my best inspirations are already there upon awakening. My
    'Mad sock-eating society' was one of those. Freshly out of bed, no breakfast even yet, and that poem poured itself out on paper.
    So ARRRGH, ye Buccaneer! :) Thanks for the comment!

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  • Louis Rams (7/28/2018 11:13:00 PM)

    the poets come out at night when their minds take to flight, rising above themselves where they hear no one else
    their minds become like the moon stationery in thought, yet bright as can be that's what a poet is to me.
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    Practicing Poetess(7/29/2018 1:20:00 AM)

    A most beautiful reply, Louis.
    Thank you so much. :)

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  • Drtony Brahmin (7/28/2018 1:46:00 PM)

    flowing creative juice, silence, joys, soft glow, inspiration, poetic creativity, hear your thoughts
    Where quiet is found........ very fine creativity and thoughts about creativity.. thank u dear poetess. tony
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    Practicing Poetess(7/29/2018 1:19:00 AM)

    Thank you also, Dr. Tony! :)

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  • Michael Walker (11/22/2017 8:17:00 PM)

    Yes, night is a fruitful time for writing poetry, or anything else. Like you, I think that writing should be easy and relaxed and never strained.
    I think you are making rapid progress in writing.
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    Practicing Poetess(11/24/2017 11:16:00 PM)

    Michael, thank you so much for the encouraging words!

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  • Bri Edwards (10/18/2017 5:47:00 PM)

    in the second line here:

    Perhaps it's the slower pace
    When evening winds down ..............i at first misread it! i was reading winds as air flow, and thinking: does she mean wind's? as in the wind is down/calm? ? then i figured you PROBABLY meant the verb to wind; the evening is becoming more calm/busy, or almost ending, ready to give way to 'night'.

    i think PH has found another very fine poet(ess) ! of course i must read another to satisfy my curiosity. maybe this poem is a fluke!

    to MyPoemList. i do not 'rate' poems other than by my comments, except for rare members who whine if i don't give a rating! !

    i appreciate the accuracy, rhyming, and punctuation! ! !

    favorite lines:

    The poems pour onto paper
    When the day turns to night
    And writing's almost effortless,
    The best way to write....................the alliteration(s) in the first line clinched it for this stanza.
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  • Troy Cochran (9/17/2017 3:03:00 PM)

    I can almost hear the crickets chirping in this poem. It must have been an enchanted hour. I love the title as well. And I love the care you take with your readers; there is sincerity and poetry throughout. This is only the first of your poems that I've read, but I can already tell I've found a goldmine. :) (Report)Reply

    Practicing Poetess(9/17/2017 10:09:00 PM)

    Troy, what a lovely comment/compliment of which I hope to be deserving! I wonder if we poets don't feel things so profoundly that it gives us heightened senses- - I can almost hear the crickets chirping in this poem.
    The original title was All the good poets come out at night, until I realised I'd be insulting/offending those of us who are not night owls. So I quickly changed it before posting!
    Thank you so much for your gracious comment.

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  • (7/8/2017 3:43:00 PM)

    Very nice and enjoyable poem. (Report)Reply

    Practicing Poetess(7/9/2017 12:42:00 AM)

    Thank you, Lamar- - The poets seem to like it! (Of which you are one!)
    Do you suppose that my calling them good had anything to do with it? : D

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  • (6/27/2017 3:06:00 PM)

    Dear Practicing Poetess
    You are obviously one of the man talented poets
    brightening up our evenings' sky!
    Whether you come out by night
    or day- you light up my life!
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    Practicing Poetess(6/28/2017 12:17:00 AM)

    Thank you, Roxanne!
    You just lit up my morning with your comment!
    Stay special, and sweet! :)

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  • Norah Tunney (6/25/2017 3:52:00 PM)

    Beautifully written poem it flows so effortlessly.
    Uplifting and restful. I can feel the deep stillness underlying the words.
    I agree with you somehow the mystery of night inspires me but it's usually more towards morning when the poem starts to take shape.Thank you poetess full marks
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    Practicing Poetess(6/25/2017 4:06:00 PM)

    Thank you, Norah.
    Are you ok? Is your neighbour ok? I'm no stranger to grief (have written a lot of grief poetry) , and your poem this morning really shook me. Thank you for bringing a small slice of beauty into an ugly situation! :)

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, March 28, 2017



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