This Be a Writer

This Be a Writer ..













Ink flows into the crevices of parchment
feathering the fiber lines like tributaries,
a micro-world where symbols pervade the meshed filaments,
delivering images to a mind in reflection of the writers intent,
a process of magical affirmation, miraculous connection,
attesting the mental acuity of man.

We pass on images,
symbols of meaning to understand,
to replicate thought from one mind to another,
thoughts so detailed and clear that subtle nuances find a heart,
live on in the mind of the receiver,
the writer the custodian of knowledge.

And ink dries hard, like islands upon the parchment,
formed in vast arrays of shape, evoking letters of intention,
and if the writer be skilled,
words unsaid between the lines resound,
adding to the mystery of the written word,
the miracle of connection.

And in a sentient mind these words ring loud,
painting pictures in color and contrast and hue,
and the readers relives the writers mind,
his secret knowing, his purposeful plans alive,
as if spoken true and ears perceived,
and so we choose, so share minds, with our words.

This be a writer.

Tony DeLorger
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Tony DeLorger

Full time author, freelance writer, poet and blogger since 1999. Twenty one published works, past winner of 'Poet of the Year' on HubPages, 'Poem of the Year' on The Creative Exiles, writer for, Google+, videos on YouTube and book sales on website, Amazon and

8 thoughts on “This Be a Writer

  • May 14, 2016 at 3:07 AM

    Oh, the beauty and “miracle of connection”. This is truly what writing is, Tony. You have an exact description of why we love to write and love to read poetry. Your verse will ring loud and live on long after we do. Very heartfelt , touches the soul. Marvelous!

    • May 14, 2016 at 7:35 AM

      Glad you enjoyed it Phyllis, it is a magic only writers understand. Cheers!

  • May 14, 2016 at 7:21 AM

    Really enjoyed this Tony. To me it is like a magical journey into the world of the writer.

    • May 15, 2016 at 2:14 AM

      Too kind Bill, and pleased you appreciated my thoughts and expression. Take care.

  • May 14, 2016 at 10:39 PM

    Tony, a wonderfully poetic description of what it is to be a writer, and the writing process. A pleasure to read.

    • May 15, 2016 at 2:15 AM

      Thanks John, tis my pleasure to share my thoughts and glad you appreciated the work. Cheers!


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