The Poet’s Dilemma

On Writing
by Mel Glenn

it's an open window
with words floating in like a summer breeze.
it's like taking dictation
with words spoken and heard in your brain.
it's a river
with words flowing down your arm onto paper.
But sometiames,
it's a closed window,
a shut-down brain,
a dammed-up river.
I struggle for
the right word,
the right phrase,
the right image,
trying to catch all three out of mid-air.
I am successful.


Check out more poems from Mel Glenn here:

Writing Small
Mel Glenn is the author of 12 books for young adults, including Jump Ball, Split Image and Who Killed Mr. Chippendale? which was nominated for the Edgar Allan Poe Award of the Mystery Writers of America.
blog comments powered by Disqus