A Poet’s Pen

Written for Poet’s United The Thursday Think Tank # 82 – The Road

A poet’s pen will set you on,
Great journeys far and wide.
Across the globe and back again,
Their passages provide,
A window to a setting sun,
A sea of pirate ships,
A land filled with great mysteries,
The moon on an eclipse,
A sunlit forest brimming with
God’s creatures great and small,
Majestic castles standing grand,
Convictions to enthral.
As often as I read a poem,
I’m cast upon the way,
Of poets’ wild imaginings,
On varied roads each day.

Copyright © 2012 Norma Martiri

Welcome! This is my first poem for 2012 after a long and busy break. I hope there are many more to come 🙂

The pen became a clarion.
~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


The Write Time

Flickr Image by Lucy Loomis

In the still of the night
When all is quiet
And everyone’s gone to bed
That’s when paper and pen
Collaborate then
Catch words floating in my head.

Copyright © 2011 Norma Martiri


Flickr Image by Alxck

Words float
in and out
like ocean waves.
In that
welcoming place
my mind rambles;
perfect words,
perfectly fitting.
My body struggles.
Get up, get up!
Too late.
it has a stronghold
and my words
are lost forever –
washed away
in a sea
of dreams.

Copyright © 2009 Norma Martiri

Form: Free Verse