I ... entered the poem of life, whose purpose is ... simply to witness the beauties of the world, to discover the many forms that love can take. (Barabara Blackman in 'Glass After Glass')

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27 April 2017

Writing Shoes

When I put on my writing shoes
I can write poems that run fast,
straight into your hearts, poems
that have a spring in their steps 
to make you feel jubilant and
just a little bit childlike; joyous
and energetic poems that keep on
skipping about without getting tired;
poems that leap tall troubles in a –
you know – single bound, so you
feel good, good, good! And when I 
put on my other writing shoes, they
make the poems tiptoe softly, not
to disturb but to enter your dreams,
where they will dance for you, or
with you; or poems that walk right up
beside you and wait until you see them
and see they are just what you need, 
and then, if you listen, they’ll speak.

Written for Writing Shoes, day 27 of April Poetry Month at 'imaginary garden with real toads'.


  1. This is great, Rosemary! I'd love some writing shoes! At the moment I'm wearing writing slippers - warm ones.

  2. Lovely metaphorical dance(in) shoes

  3. I'm with Kim and the writing slippers.. or just bare feet.

    PS. The tarot suite pic I used on my post simply took me to this site http://pattinegri.com/psychic-readings/
    I don't know if it will be any use to you.

    1. Thanks Kerry, no, but I'll see if Google images will find it for me, or else ask on the Aeclectic Tarot site. (Like many professional readers, I'm a bit of a collector of Tarots.)

  4. This is absolutely adorable a theme, Rosemary❤️ I love the idea of writing shoes 'that run fast,straight into your hearts, poems that have a spring in their steps to make you feel jubilant and just a little bit childlike" sigh.. Beautifully penned!❤️

  5. This is really neat. Great flow to this, Rosemary.

  6. YES. I love all of your poem shoes.

  7. You must also have shoes with wing.

  8. Risemary I like those writing shoes, both pair. Yesterday a little boy, very little ran past us running down the sidewalk. As he passed he shouted thst he had fast shoes. I hope he will write poetry.
    I am generally wearing sandals when I write, or else have kicked them off. I don't write with a pen or pencil unless its a thought on a napkin. I compose on my iPad or on my computer.

    1. Oh, thank you for the story of that little boy!

      I am usually wearing slippers, really. I tend to compose first thing in the morning and last thing at night. And yes, I too have gone over to the dark side and compose on computer or iPad; mostly iPad (so convenient).

  9. Such a terrific conceit, would be a wonderful little book. k

  10. I like the idea of writing shoes ~

  11. And I am so glad for your writing shoes, Rosemary. So glad.

  12. Love the thought of writing shoes... maybe mine are boots that are filled with lead... I need some light one.


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