Wait

I thought I had it set up perfectly
with favorite paper, pen, and mug,
with favored flavor this AM, vanilla.

Delicious first sips nudge seconds. Mmm.
This coffee is Saturday-Special-Spectacularized.
Sitting in this preferred place to script thoughts,
I steadily search sky for dawn’s early light. Not here,

not yet.

It seems like the flawless setting.
Time’s frame is ideal: a non-work day
with hours uninterrupted. Mmm.

But wait –
something
dear
is
missing.

Something is not here, not yet.

Shh –
Inspiration is still sleeping.

 

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4 comments

  1. Jan,

    I was away all day yesterday and just now finding this scrumptious poem.
    The vanilla has filtered into this room bringing peace and great satisfaction.
    It has become for me a Sunday-Special-Spectacularized..It appears to me
    that inspiration was wide awake when you penned this joy. Thank you!

    sarah

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    • Sarah,

      I’m glad you enjoyed reading my poem. Inspiration is always interesting, nothing that can be bossed around, planned for, or pre-ordered. It arrives like some thing or someone moving into a room. It moves us, and we go.

      It’s always a pleasure to share poetry with you, my friend. It feels like we’re in the same coffeehouse when we share writings at our Pub online. Thank you for this place. Tell Douglas, too, for advising the creation of a blog space for all of us. We’re (still) adjusting to our WordPress home.

      Jan

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      • Jan,

        …a huge pleasure to sip cyber coffee and share poetry with you. I value your friendship.
        I have been worried about Douglas; have not heard from him in awhile. We have him on our prayer list at church.

        btw, spot on… your observation about inspiration!!

        sarah

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  2. Hi Jan

    But wait –
    something
    dear
    is
    missing.

    Something is not here, not yet.

    Shh –
    Inspiration is still sleeping.

    Yes, I know that feeling very well. The early light on the horizon, the morning quiet and the coffee a dear comfort when the writer realizes something is absent. It’s inspiration and that becomes the quest, the long wait. Here, you have such a peaceful, delightful way of addressing the absent muse. She is “still sleeping” and that is a beautiful way of looking at the matter with patience and respect. In all due time, she come forth.

    Thank you for this,
    really enjoyed it!
    Wendy

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