I’m a collector words, a gatherer of rhymes;
I’m a hoarder of phrases. Is that such a crime?
They’re here, in a box - yes, under my bed.
Or would they be better in a cupboard instead?
Adjectives are noisy but so are the verbs.
Oh where else can I store such a wide range of words?
I must creep very carefully as I pass by my bed,
For if I’m not very careful they’ll pop into my head.
I'll creep through the bedroom like a ghost in the night
I don't want to wake them or cause them some fright!
Oh dear!!! What I dreaded - a writer’s worst fear! -
Well, I won’t sleep tonight that’s perfectly clear!!
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But do you do get your best thoughts at night or in the morning? I have to say that I usually write well first thing in the morning, although some good poems have been written in the evening. Not my best time though! I'm a lark rather than an owl. What gives you inspiration when it comes to writing? Josie