It’s 5 Minute Friday! The rules are that you have to write something that comes to mind with the word prompt given for 5 minutes straight without over thinking and back tracking. The other really important rule is that us bloggers visit other writers to read what they wrote and leave a comment-especially the one that posted right before us. It’s what community is all about! This week the timer ran out before the last 4 little lines were written. So I went just a teensy bit over to complete the poem so that it wasn’t unfinished. I figured you all would let it slide this time
Today’s word was “Quiet”:
In the stillness of the night
I sit here writing.
The house is quiet.
The room is dark
except for the light of my laptop and sometimes a tiny lamp.
And then of course there is the twinkling of the stars
and a bit of moon-
Shining in through the window
illuminating the corner where I sit.
And then I think of words,
and how they illuminate the pages on which they lie.
They illuminate the blog pages online
of all the voices out there
that are also writing.
This activity that we all do together
on these glorious Fridays.
And I smile as I think of all the other minds out there
Maybe also surrounded by quiet.
With only the clickety clack of the keys as we type-
Words that Illuminate faces-
Words that illuminate the heart
Life Giving Words
That illuminate the dark.
And in the stillness I feel a kinship.
And the quiet is filled,
As the moon shines down.
As we sit here together
in this big, small world.
©Rebekah Ann Stephenson 2012
linked @ Lisa Jo’s Five Minute Fridays