Frank Prem

unravelling after

the frenzy took him
and he wrote


all through the morning
an idea
expressed itself
across the page
then on a screen




with a caress
not disturb
but to refine
in single words
corrected tenses


it was done




what was done?


he did not know




reading glasses on
nose to screen
from the very top


and scroll




is this
what he had achieved?


from where did it rise?


how could he
have known?




  • Goldfinch60

    This happens to many of us.

    • Frank Prem

      It does, doesn't it, GF? Thank you.

    • orchidee

      A fine write Frank.

      • Frank Prem

        Cheers O. Glad you enjoyed.

      • Louis Gibbs

        Exquisite description of the process of good writing, Frank! Let the muse take over and watch it flow. A bit uncanny how this works, isn't it.

        • Frank Prem

          The ability to be surprised by what has come out of the pen is a bit of a treasure, I think. Glad you enjoyed Louis.

        • FredPeyer

          Frank, your excellent poem speaks to me and I think to many of us writers. Sometimes I have that first line and nothing else, but, somehow, the piece finishes itself. No clue where the rest came from.
          Love your poem!

          • Frank Prem

            Thanks Fred. It's an amazing process.

          • Tony36

            Great write

            • Frank Prem

              Thanks Tony. CHeers.

              • Tony36


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