In Regards To This Waiting

For The Sunday Whirl: Wordle #136

wordle #136

And Poets United: Poetry Pantry #177


In Regards To This Waiting

Sometimes wonder if I’m just an old habit.
A cycle she occasionally taps to fill up some gap,
perhaps lessen her personal suffering.

There are some who would consider
my patience a virtue. Others that are sure
it will be my undoing, maybe even worse.

Still more who wish I had made other choices.
However, in these voiceless spaces between our now
and then connections, I  create poems.

Tell myself I’m gathering all these words
to fill a book, saving them for some unknown
posterity, who might even read them.

Elizabeth Crawford  11/24/13

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25 Responses to In Regards To This Waiting

  1. Oh yes, aren’t we all! 🙂


  2. magicalmysticalteacher says:

    You’ve read my innermost thoughts this morning…

    Whirling with a Single Pancake


  3. oh wow this is beautiful…rather melancholy but beautiful.


  4. Simple when I looked at it first, but it held a deep charm which filled me as I read it. Maybe you’ve captured conversations of the mind of all writers through this poem. 🙂


  5. jae rose says:

    Ah..but they are being read..and sheltered in our very important to have a voice..poems are a virtue in were one of my early encouragers who taught me that..thank you for your patience x


  6. Madhumakhi says:

    The muse is a flighty woman who loves to keep us poets hanging. We can’t get enough of our respective ‘lovers’, can we?


  7. Mary says:

    Elizabeth, I do understand the wondering about a relationship that one has had so long that one wonders whether it is just a habit or if it really offers something positive in one’s life in the present time. And I understand about patience too — blessing or curse? And, I do hope you ARE working on a poetry book. For YOU….most importantly of all!


  8. Gabriella says:

    I like how your questions lead you to ponder on your own poetry. Good that you are thinking about writing a book!


  9. brian miller says:

    eh, i think there are more noble callings than to fill a book…perhaps it validates us a bit, but the words are worth it regardless if you never get published….


  10. can relate to the feeling, sometimes a bit frustrating, but then again, it’s something you we for the sake of our minds, to keep them clean and happy 🙂


  11. Irene says:

    What Brian said.


  12. More importantly, what do you consider your patience? A virtue or not? Keep us posted if there is a book in the making!


  13. Misky says:

    Oh excellent. I love the way your wordled poems disguise those trickily words.


  14. Sherri B. says:

    Beautiful. Waiting is always hard!


  15. Such a beautiful introspective piece—and I love how your words link the questions you ask–


  16. Sherry Marr says:

    YES! This so resonates with me…….like you, I write for those I leave behind to find me one day, as some of them had no time to do while I’m alive……


  17. the sense of melancholy is so strong… being of similar disposition I can relate…


  18. Patience is definitely a great virtue. Lovely poem 🙂


  19. “An old habit.” Been there, and you have summed it up beautifully, Elizabeth. Caring for others takes its toll… yet your patience is a gift. Peace, Amy


  20. oldegg says:

    How you have echoed the thoughts of many of us. You may remember the scrawls on the walls many years ago “Kilroy was here”. There is a Kilroy in all of us.


  21. Veronica Roth says:

    That’s lovely Elizabeth. I hope this is a fiction because it must be so difficult to go thru that waiting as the ultimate reward. I keep writing but never think of the waiting to publish; I suppose I’m not that interested. I hope you’re thinking is more in keeping with mine, because waiting for an outcome must be so difficult. 🙂


  22. vandana says:

    🙂 gathering words and making a beautiful garland of poem…


  23. Pamela says:

    Elizabeth, the words are hidden perfectly in this bit of melancholy writing. A lovely poem. A happy Thanksgiving weekend to you, my friend.



  24. annell4 says:

    The world waits for your poetry! It is enrichment for the world.


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