Poetry Today ~ A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

“...don't be like so many thousands of people who call themselves writers. Don't be dull and boring and pretentious. Don't be consumed with self-love. The libraries of the world have yawned themselves to sleep over your kind. Don't add to that. Don't do it.” So You Want To Be A Writer ~ Charles Bukowski The... Continue Reading →


Night Writer ~ A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

I watch my pen slowly rise Floating in front of me I reach for it but it disappears It's a game it plays When it needs to write “OK, let's write,” I say And it stops, letting me take it My pen is my alarm clock Always reminding me when it is time to write... Continue Reading →

Before Dawn ~ A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

In the magical hours before dawn He writes Crafting his words Arranging them Forming sentences Creating images Crossing them all out Starting over Until he is satisfied Even then he makes changes Wanting it to be the best It can be And then he lets it sit Undisturbed Until the magical hours Before another dawn... Continue Reading →

On Being A Poet ~ A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

It's the life that I have chosen A life of words Thoughts Notebooks and pens Reading more and more poetry A life of awareness Sleepless nights And candle light Always being tired Falling asleep while I write A life of whispers Carried in the wind Insights and expectations Hopes and dreams Rising and falling A... Continue Reading →

A Place For Old Poets ~ A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

There's a place for old poets like me Poets who always carry a notebook Who fill the Notes app on their phone Who have Post It Notes all over Notes filled with ideas Phrases Possible poem titles Poets who find inspiration in nature In music and art, darkness and light In love, romance and fantasy... Continue Reading →

Candlelight & Sleepless Nights – A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

Many of my nights are sleepless Sitting with my dogs Deciding on what to write My inspiration comes by candlelight Often while mesmerized by the flickering flame Opening my eyes to what's hidden there I have become a poet of the night Writing by candlelight During my sleepless nights ~The Tennessee Poet~ ©Walt Page 2019... Continue Reading →

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