Sandra Feldman

What Makes Us Write? - Poem by Sandra Feldman

What does inspire us to Write?
The Moon that comes out silent night,
A sudden scene, a sudden fright,
Or just imagination's flight?

Love's always good, the best of all,
But is not always there, on call,
And then there's sadness and there's pain,
When Love is gone, creations wane,
You feel you'll Never write Again!

Topic(s) of this poem: love

Comments about What Makes Us Write? by Sandra Feldman

  • Daniel Brick (6/22/2015 9:34:00 AM)

    Rhyme has never hooked me, and my mind isn't nimble enough to find rhymes spontaneously while composing. So I'm fascinated to see what other poets do with it. And this first stanza is a case study of rhyme linking ideas together. WRITE] night-fright-flight. Those interlocking words create a tight capsule answering the issue of motives to write. In the second stanza it's not sounds that rhyme but meanings: LOVE] sadness-pain-wane. And ironically the poem about why we write closes with love-sadness causing us not to write. (Report) Reply

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  • Valerie Dohren (4/20/2014 1:44:00 PM)

    Our Muses are temperamental creatures - sometimes they go off in a sulk, but chocolates and flowers often does the trick. And as you say, Sandra, love is always a great enticement. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, April 19, 2014

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