The Writing Place

I dedicate the following poem to all writers … like me, they also know all about “The Writing Place”.

The Writing Place

by Sherry Dixon

I go to this place to find peace and purpose

                to find myself.

I go to this place by invitation only

                an invitation from my soul.

I cannot enter this place when my mind demands

                it is my heart that is the gatekeeper.

I become silent to enter, enveloped in a thick soft blanket of silence

                I no longer feel my heart beating.

I arrive at this place anywhere and at any time

                when my heart and soul are in harmony.

I do not realize the loveliness of this place when I am there

                and yet after, I remember it vividly.

I remember the serenity, the completeness

                the totality of being.

I know when I am there but I do not know

                at what point I leave.

But I remember … I am still … I am silent

                and I am there again, I am me again.

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William Faulkner – William Wisdom Creative Writing Competition

I will be submitting my book, Natural Destiny,  in the William Faulkner – William Wisdom Creative Writing Competition.  The competition is open for entries; the original deadline was April 1, 2011 but it has been extended to May 1, 2011.   All writers take note.  Go to the competition website for more details:  http://www.wordsandmusic.org/ .  Don’t miss the deadline?

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5 Responses to The Writing Place

  1. Tony Smith says:

    This is so cool. I know your mom will be proud! Good luck with it and we wish you well! Love you Sherry and God Bless you for all you do for us!

  2. Mark Holt says:

    Good Luck!

  3. Joel Rogers says:

    Sherry, I know you have had this book inside you for a long time, and our conversation today made want to read this story and I know my teenage daughters will too!

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