3.03.2012

the writer's way

I need my notebook, a pencil, an internet connection. This cup of wine. And very likely a couple more. I need to have kissed my babies good night. You won't like this, but I need you most of all. I need to reach you, to reach you, I mean really reach you. They say everything feels better in the daylight. I agree that day is good and golden. But night is me. When I can reach you. Really reach you. That feeling happens at the dimming of the day. And I got my notebook here to write that shit down.

I'm playing 100 Word Song over at My Blog Can Beat Up Your Blog. The song is "Dimming of the Day," a song by Richard Thompson, in this case performed by Bonnie Raitt.

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  1. I loved this. It's how I feel after so many long days as they turn into nights. I saw your heart, here.

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  2. This is how and when I write, so I really relate to this piece, right down to the wine and kissing the babies goodnight.

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  3. nice flow M, liquid with a twang of turbulence

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  4. And here I thought you said this one was hard...!

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  5. Found you over at Kim Nelson's blog. What a fanfreakintastic 100 words. Kiss your babies for me, including those that emerge from your pen/puter. Peace, and much admiration, Amy Barlow Liberatore
    http://sharplittlepencil.com/2012/03/04/thing-205/

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    1. ooooh, Kim is one of my very favorite people and poets. thank you!

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  6. Nicely done. I love where this one takes me; that place where night belongs to only the silence, my pen, and paper.

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  7. aw, yes. thanks. *raises a cup of wine to you*

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  8. That is your heart there, isn't it? Lovely.

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  9. This has so much good in it. Wow.

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  10. Agreed. I need more than anything to make contact. With readers, with other writers. When I feel like I'm flailing away in darkness, writing is very hard indeed.

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  11. You been peeking in our heads, eh? Love this, really really love this.

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  12. Wonderful, Marian. Sigh. I so love everything you write!

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  13. Lots of love and affection in your heart at the moment, Marian ;)

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  14. Great write! There is something about the night.

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  15. Yes, you can definitely hear the Armatrading influence--but I like the way you work it out. Night is the time of dreams, after all, when ordinary sight is useless.

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  16. I love this, Marian. I've always been a night person. But your last line cracked me right up. Love it!
    K

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  17. I can see this one sung in a smokey , bluesy voice, teeth stained a shed of plum from four...make that five glasses of Old Vine Red, no longer needing to remember the words cuz they are welded to your back drop to the ground in chunks, so thick the people can pick them up with there fingers....cool, love it if you can't tell. Yep.

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    1. stop looking in my windows. get outta there!

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  18. I write at night...it is the best time for me to write that shit down....love this!!

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  19. Yep, there's Armatrading in "really reach you" -- love isn't enough for that sort of yearning, it's the love inside the love, as if we must somehow get beyond even the walls of skin and bone and merge with the beloved inside their heart. (Or they in us.) And Bonnie Raitt's voice has that sort of bluesy deep resonance (somewhat akin to Joan) that spells the mood. I can't help think of the sea-deep lonely yearning in "I Can't Make You Love Me." Very nice write. - Brendan

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    1. nothing against Bonnie Raitt, but all i could hear when i saw this prompt (which by the way is a really cool one, 100 Word Song over at My Blog Can Beat Up Your Blog), all i could hear was Richard Thompson. i wrote this whole other poem trying to get Richard Thompson out of my head, and then i was able to write this, while i was listen to Joan Armatrading. so i guess i really, really wasn't gonna be inspired by Bonnie Raitt.

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  20. thanks, friends. i really felt like this was a one-off piece of writing. it's fun when stuff resonates :)

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  21. Love this. I love the night as well.

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  22. thank you! you know, i love the night. but i also love the morning.
    i've long wished i could stay up very late, get up early, and have a long afternoon nap.

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  23. I can hear this being sung! I love my day, but I am enchanted at night!

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    1. yep. except when i fall asleep on the couch. that happens sometimes too :)

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