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The Fleeting Nature Of Inspiration

I was trying to finish another poem and was stuck, so I decided to write about inspiration. This little poem just flowed right out of me.

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Like The Wind

© more by Douglas J. Olson

Published by Family Friend Poems December 2020 with permission of the Author.

Inspiration comes and goes.
Sometimes it ebbs, sometimes it flows.
There is no rhyme or rhythm here.
Sometimes it's far, sometimes it's near.

Inspiration has no scheme.
It comes to you just like a dream.
Out of mind and out of sight,
Like the shadows of the night.

Inspiration has no plan.
It's built on loose and shifting sand
That forms the castles by the sea,
Where wind and waves will always be.



Douglas J. Olson was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1964 and spent his formative years living in the idyllic Morningside Neighborhood of Edina, Minnesota. He currently lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and is retired.

Douglas's favorite poem is: "Annabel Lee" by Edgar Allen Poe.

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