A Fire-F(l)ight of Ideas

One of my favorite pursuits is writing poems, and I love to try new forms. One such form is the Mirrored Refrain, which is our challenge at DVerse Poets. However, I don’t always make time to write for every prompt that I want to try! It can be overwhelming at times to have several vague ideas at once but no idea how to solidify them. Occasionally, even though creative writing is fun and tends to be stress-relieving and make me come alive, moments like that can also make me anxious. (For example, I forgot to respond to this prompt about fire last week, so now I’m responding quickly to his prompt about anxiety. 🙂 )


An unwritten page sits before my eyes
As I pick up my waiting pen to write,
Ideas spread through my head like a fire,
Some onto the page, others out of sight.

How many ideas have already flown?
By now my mind could make books entire
Some onto the page, others out of sight —
Ideas spread through my head like a fire.

Learning to harness that mighty power,
From the early morning to late at night
Ideas spread through my head like a fire —
Some onto the page, others out of sight.

4 thoughts on “A Fire-F(l)ight of Ideas

  1. Clever title and I can relate to the muse. You captured every poet/writer’s angst with these lines:

    Ideas spread through my head like a fire —
    Some onto the page, others out of sight.

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