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Good Ideas – #DVersePoets Quadrille Night

Good ideas never really come all at once.

Your lightbulb moment

is more like the switch on a kettle

pinging to off when the water finally comes

to a full boil.

The stillness can be mistaken for suddenness,

but clarity

takes longer to steep.


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Carol J Forrester is a writer and a history geek. Her debut collection 'It's All In The Blood' came out November 2019. She has a 2:1 BA degree in history from Bath Spa University, enjoys judo at least twice a week, and tries to attend poetry events around the Midlands when she can. Her flash fiction story ‘Glorious Silence’ was named as River Ram Press’ short story of the month for August 2014 and her short story ‘A Visit From The Fortune Teller’ has been showcased on the literary site Ink Pantry. Her poems ‘Sunsets’ and ‘Clear Out‘ were featured on Eyes Plus Words, and two of her poems were included in the DVerse Poets Pub Publication ‘Chiaroscuro’ which is available for purchase on amazon.Her poem ‘Until The Light Gets In‘ was accepted and published at The Drabble and her poem ‘Newborn’ was published by Ink Sweat & Tears. She has been lucky enough to write guest posts for sites such as Inky Tavern and Song of The Forlorn and has hosted a number of guest bloggers on her site Writing and Works.


  1. Ah, that lurking, simmering story. Even when they seem to flash into our consciousness, their roots can reach back a lifetime. Wonderful piece of writing.

    • Thank you. I had a lecturer tell me once that when she writes a poem for the first time it’s never any good, and when it is it’s because it’s normally been simmering away in her brain for weeks before she puts it to paper.
      Just as you said, those flashes often root much deeper than we initially think.

  2. we jump too quick, i must learn to be like that tea and allow clarity to slowly infuse my thoughts, loved your wisdom in this quadrille

  3. Clarity takes longer to steep. That is so wonderful, and so true. Clarity may not be the same as certitude, but it sparkles, is based on slow accretions and connections rather than pure analysis. And stillness so critical.

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