The space to write

Where do you write?

I love the idea of having my own space to write and create and I’ve noticed all the posts for sharing your desk. I have a desk, a fabulous one that was converted from a 1906 upright grand piano….but it sits in my livingroom amid the hustle and bustle of our day.

I have a laptop and a desktop, both of which I rarely use. They aren’t as mobile and fluid as I. I’m inspiration motivated and there’s no possible way to predict what random object, moment or witnessed thing might ignite my imagination. Poetry, that’s another story, that’s always written, pen in hand… in a journal, notebook, a napkin in a diner somewhere.

I’ve written on a bus traveling across Ireland, on a beach in Mexico and a sidewalk cafe in France. Most of the time I’m writing in bed, in the car or curled on the couch. (No. Im not the one driving.) But, on sleepless nights, writing poetry, over coffee at midnight.

Why don’t I buy instant coffee
for these nights when a poem
Bounces ’round in my head
eluding pen and pad
for fear that I might sleep?
A pot’s too much,
but for one hot cup
A poem
one last cigarette
and a dream
—–Laura Bailey

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  1. Love this! Can definitely relate to writing when inspired on whatever is available. And yes…poetry is pen and paper. Helps the creative juices flow. For me, poetry is a ” feeling” I show with pen and paper. The greatest stress relief ever😊

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