Photo Poem: “Pencil to Paper”

Pencil to Paper - Poem

“Pencil to Paper”

I put a question

first to myself

then to the page.

Is it even worth

writing down?

Mindless plagerism,

dropping of names,

like Billy Collins,

as Massive Attack

whispered to Sunday pm sounds.

Atmospheric beats


by a kettle like

a jet plane

taking off

for afternoon tea.

Cups brewing

as beats return

and drumsticks

scribble without relent.

Why write it down?

Is what I wrote,

in pencil –

as if to emphasise

its temporary nature.

by David Bugg (2011)

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