Sunday, September 27, 2015

Pencil Shavings

I gather words from infinity
into a moment where a heightened
sense of failure plays its metronome allegro.
I feel as if the William Tell Overture
is galloping through my brain
and I am standing still among vocabulary
shaving lead from a pencil
too weary to reach the finish line.

©Susie Clevenger 2015



10 comments:

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Oh, this is very clever.......I feel the same way, only in much less elegant language, LOL.

Other Mary said...

You've described new and fresh a feeling I think all writers have had. Well done, Susie.

Margaret said...

"standing still among vocabulary" adore that. 60 seconds put to good use!

brudberg said...

60 seconds are gone all too quick, you better find the words in time. Love It :-)

Sumana Roy said...

so well done!...

Kerry O'Connor said...

This has the marvellous feel of a quick capture, while it questions the process.

Helen said...

I feel the allegro, the galloping pace of the William Tell! A minute in time put to good use ~~~

Bekkie Sanchez said...

Very nice!

Hannah said...

I love the mention of the metronome...can feel the beat of this poem...nicely gathered, Susie!

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

Good one! (Smile.)