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.



    1. 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.

  1. 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

  2. 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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