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The Wordsmith.

The Wordsmith. It may have been the ringing anvil, I know naught what brought me there. Perhaps the hammer's steady rhythm or the lilt upon the air. But there I stood upon the threshold of the wordsmith's tiny shop, Wattle, Dawb and Thatch it were with chimneys on the top. A sign above the lintel hung that cast my face a smile, read "Poems written while you wait, though you may have to wait awhile." My hand upon the knob, I eased aside the door. The view inside the tiny room most filled my mind with awe. For there worked the finest wordsmith, in one hand a pair of tongs. Around the walls unfinished sonnets, poems, hymns 'n' songs. A hammer in his other hand looked strangely like a quill. The piece he wrought upon the anvil seemed to sing and rhyme at will. The sparks that showered cross the room would glow and wane, and yet. Were they merely sparks or letters of the alphabet. I thanked the wordsmith for his council, though he'd uttered not a sound. As I gathered up my kit, toward the door I turned around. Then suddenly there tolled a bell, I woke and I could see the bell was my alarm clock, ringing to awaken me. I lay there as the dream began to fade like drifting sand. but from where had come this ancient quill I held there in my hand. With that very quill I scrawled these words, truer now than then. But had I really met the wordsmith, and did I really steal his pen?

Copyright © August 2015 kevin Dunn

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This Poem was Critiqued By: Ashni Irey On Date: 2015-08-25 08:39:35
Critiquer Rating During Critique: 9.75000
Superb poetry! Love the imagery and your dream. Every description was vivid! :)

This Poem was Critiqued By: Joe Gustin On Date: 2015-08-14 11:53:30
Critiquer Rating During Critique: 1.00000
LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT. Such an excellent work. I could find no fault. A clever write, an easy read. Again I think this poem would make a great children's book complete with illustrations. Bravo
This Poem was Critiqued By: Medard Louis Lefevre Jr. On Date: 2015-08-14 00:50:26
Critiquer Rating During Critique: 1.00000
Well written, clever, and delightful piece to read. I love playful, well thought out, creativity, and skillful wordplay. I know how hard it sometimes can be(at least for me) and I greatly appreciate it when I see it. Thanks for the share. Medard
This Poem was Critiqued By: James C. Horak On Date: 2015-08-09 18:27:44
Critiquer Rating During Critique: 1.00000
A little bit of ditty effect but otherwise a nice rhyming scheme and clever syntactical turns. I would suggest a little more inversion and imagery. I like the working where you parallel the craft with that of some more mundane craft and the comparisons hold both in simile and euphemism. JCH
This Poem was Critiqued By: DeniMari Z. On Date: 2015-08-09 11:50:53
Critiquer Rating During Critique: 1.00000
Magical poem; full of imagery with a great rhyme and meter scheme. This took me away as if I was in the shop with you - In awe of the visuals you perfected and the twist a surprise - a good surprise. Very unique piece and IMHO the best poem I've read today. So clever - bravo - Deni
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