Wednesday, February 05, 2014

My desk

My Desk
My desk is awry with clutter. It's where I wish I could create
Of my desk I'll tell you no more.
There's a place where my dad would write. It's sitting in our hallway now.
Ready to greet a friendly face.
A chicken house was his office. Chicks there no more, their smell remained.
Letters there he'd write, Sis and me.

My desk can't be used, still I write. The nearest table I can find.
Words and thoughts are blind. They don't care.
Photos and Poem Copyright © 2014 Jimmiehov. All Rights Reserved

Today I'm linked with Kerry's Challenge at the Real Toads, "Find Your Creative Space."

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At Thursday, February 06, 2014 7:27:00 AM, Blogger Kerry O'Connor said...

Your last line says it all. When the words are ready there's no stopping them from coming. I love your father's desk, and note that you too like to write near a window.

At Thursday, February 06, 2014 10:09:00 AM, Blogger Helen said...

I love this Jim ....

At Thursday, February 06, 2014 12:33:00 PM, Blogger Maude Lynn said...

I love those closing lines, Jim!

At Thursday, February 06, 2014 3:27:00 PM, Blogger Marian said...

yeah, i really get this. that desk is beautiful. i have an old desk in a similar style (though far more worn) that had been my grandmother's. i treasure it, but i don't write at it. :)
like this peek into your writing world.

At Thursday, February 06, 2014 6:54:00 PM, Blogger Ginny Brannan said...

Words and thoughts are indeed blind! My Macbook is on a small folding table in our living room, our gathering room! Thanks for sharing this tale!

At Thursday, February 06, 2014 10:52:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I really like your finishing line, Jim - it's absolutely on the mark. ~

At Friday, February 07, 2014 2:29:00 AM, Blogger Unknown said...

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At Friday, February 07, 2014 3:58:00 AM, Blogger Unknown said...

Your last line is perfect! Words don't care, they might be as happy as we are when they make it to the paper!

At Friday, February 07, 2014 2:45:00 PM, Blogger Margaret said...

I adore that old desk - does you computer not fit on it? If so I would use it! Yup, I have a round table in the kitchen - my drawing often ends up there. You have a window too - I wonder how many of us do! :)

At Saturday, February 08, 2014 6:24:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great assay of the spaces you work in and their lineage. My father is 86 and when he goes I will inherit his monk's table, a writing desk that comes from some abbey scriptorium. Heaven knows where we'll fit it in this crammed house.

At Saturday, February 08, 2014 9:30:00 AM, Blogger Grace said...

How lovely to see the pictures of your creative self ~ Words really don't care where, as long as they are comfy and ready for the birthing ~

At Sunday, February 23, 2014 8:20:00 AM, Blogger audrey` said...

The floral decoration is very nice, Dr Jim :)


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