Lightly Felt Tips (Republished)


When you learn to distinguish
between what is truly good in poetry
(especially your own)
and what is – shall we say – not so good
then you are almost there.

The rest is just practice, daring,
risk taking and self confidence.
Satisfying yourself is the foundation.
Rules are there to follow or break;
pleasing others a welcome bonus.

So leave the back door wide open
and invite the Musey Lady in for a brew.
She loves to take a load off.
If she’s silent, it’s only ‘cos she’s thinking.
She’s just observing, sipping her tea.

About Ben Naga

The Spirit that graces me with its passing has no name and stems not from thoughts and words, though it gathers them up as it flows, but from feeling.

Posted on March 17, 2018, in Poetry, Prose With Pretensions, Republished and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 21 Comments.

  1. Ah! I can still relate after six years. Glad you republished this one too. (My muse must drink an awful lot of tea! 😊 )

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  2. I had a period in my life when writing poetry healed me. It was terrible poetry but it let me bleed out all the pain.

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  3. Lovely to witness and read what comes from your inspiration.

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  4. I’m so glad you re-posted this, Ben. I’ve never had professional training, except for a few writing classes, but I write anyway. And I’m so grateful that some do enjoy what my muse has inspired me to share (all from various aspects of life.) But that thought often nudges its way in..”is it good enough?” Sometimes, we just need to take that leap and not worry so much. πŸ™‚

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  5. That last stanza made me laugh. I think my “Musey Lady” must drink a lot of tea. . .but perhaps switches to wine now and again. πŸ˜‰

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