I Hear the Music

Experiences I’ve had and
the people I know
become the winds
that swirl in a whirl
shooting through me
lifting, spinning me fiercely.

And I am the walls of this vortex,
the sieve crossing its expanse
keeping something
from everything in the stream.

The cacophony of dissimilar inputs
becomes harmonious as
I order and record them.

This collection of notes inside me
is where I write from
where I plan from
where I love from
where I act from
and my song is whole and unlike
any other, just like
everyone else’s.

© 2010 Shari Lynne Smothers

This poem is for the napowrimo prompt #4, inside out. Visit the post to see the details of this prompt.

About Shari Smothers

Welcome to Telling Stories, my creative writing space. My name is Shari Smothers. Poems help me to understand the world and to explain my world to others. They're my premier story telling tools. There's more to come, so please share with me through reading, commenting, emailing. Learn more about Shari here. And do come again!

  • http://daimlergunrow.wordpress.com/ Daimler Gunrow

    Nicely written, especially staza two, a beautiful image of the process of writing.

  • http://slstellingstories.com Shari Smothers

    Hi Daimler:
    Thanks for visiting and leaving a comment. I'm glad you liked my depiction of how it works.
    Shari

  • http://slstellingstories.com Shari Smothers

    Hi Daimler:
    Thanks for visiting and leaving a comment. I'm glad you liked my depiction of how it works.
    Shari