Perfect Thoughts

How many perfect thoughts

have come to you

on the wings of Eagle –

the perfect words you need to hear

in the proper way they should be said –

and then you blink

and like Hummingbird

the perfect thought

ever fleeting

is gone

without so much as a memory

to mark its existence?

© JW Thomas

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25 thoughts on “Perfect Thoughts

    • jwtatfbc May 1, 2016 / 3:46 am

      Thank you, my friend. And yes, some perfect thoughts do stay. But many creative ideas I’ve lost over the years until I began to keep the notepads nearby.

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      • Mary Cathleen Clark May 1, 2016 / 3:49 am

        Me too…those notepads come in handy. In times past, I let thoughts slip away, thinking I’d write them down later, then when later came, they were gone.

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      • jwtatfbc May 1, 2016 / 3:51 am

        I think most of us writers have dealt with that issue until we said enough is enough, and found some way to keep the majority of them from disappearing. Though some still get away… and still bug me… ha ha

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      • Mary Cathleen Clark May 1, 2016 / 3:54 am

        Me too…it’s hard to jot down a note while in the shower, and that’s a place a lot of ideas pop in my head. I guess my mind must sort of empty out when I’m relaxed.

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      • jwtatfbc May 1, 2016 / 3:56 am

        I’m sure that happens more often than we care to remember. A musician friend of mine that is a diver has one of those pads you can write with under water by the shower in case he gets lyrics in his head. But that’s not going to be me.

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      • jwtatfbc May 1, 2016 / 4:00 am

        I’m still old school with tablets and pens/pencils all over my place.

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      • Mary Cathleen Clark May 1, 2016 / 4:06 am

        The phone is only used when paper and pen aren’t available. My desk is covered with hand-written notes, plus I have notes on a cork board above the desk. And spiral notebooks filled with notes. My novel-writing notes are a jumbled mess…except to me. 🙂

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      • jwtatfbc May 1, 2016 / 4:07 am

        Your own filing method, huh? ha ha That’s usually what my writing space looks like when I’m beginning a new project.

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      • Mary Cathleen Clark May 1, 2016 / 4:15 am

        I try to keep some sort of order in my notes when I start a long piece, beginning with a spiral notebook to keep my facts straight, and the order and content of upcoming scenes and chapters. Then I start scribbling down this and that on any piece of paper close at hand, and stick them inside the notebook, and it all starts going to hell in a hand basket. Then there’s all the online research I print up and stick somewhere in the note book. I know what I put in there, but sometimes it takes a while to find it when needed.
        And some people say I’m organized. lol

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      • jwtatfbc May 1, 2016 / 4:18 am

        Well, at least it’s all in the same place. I’ve seen some writers with work spaces that look like a bomb blew-up and threw things everywhere. I’m close to your method, but when I get enough information I start a storyboard on the longer projects and that works for me… most of the time, but not all. But considering how good your pieces come out, my friend, I wouldn’t change a thing.

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      • Mary Cathleen Clark May 1, 2016 / 4:25 am

        I tried the story board, but ended up falling back into my old ways. 🙂 And I don’t know about you, but once the project is complete, for some reason, I can’t get rid of my notes; I file them away, all those notebooks and slips of paper, afraid for some reason to shred them.

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      • jwtatfbc May 1, 2016 / 4:27 am

        I’ve kept a lot of them in boxes. But thankfully I’ve got a good reason to finally clean all that stuff out, so I’m hoping to just keep my various drafts and throw everything else out.

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      • Mary Cathleen Clark May 1, 2016 / 4:30 am

        Oh, that will hurt, throwing those babies away, but I understand your reasoning. Someday, I would like to rid myself of a lot of unneeded clutter.

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      • jwtatfbc May 1, 2016 / 4:31 am

        It just needs the right inspiration, my friend.

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      • jwtatfbc May 1, 2016 / 4:33 am

        Good night and sweet dreams to you as well, Pretty Lady.

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  1. Kay May 1, 2016 / 3:55 am

    So many! I suppose the ones which were meant to stick, do. Or the ones meant to make it to ‘paper’, do. Although I’ve been saddened many a time over words lost….

    Lovely poem.💜

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    • jwtatfbc May 1, 2016 / 3:58 am

      I would like to think that, Kay, but I often have this dread over the euphoric feeling I got with an idea… and then couldn’t recall it.

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      • Kay May 1, 2016 / 4:00 am

        Yeah, me too. Except there’s so many, JW. I feel like if I mourned each one, that’s all I’d do, because life of so damn busy. I long for a day when it feels I have time to reach for a pen when I need to.

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      • jwtatfbc May 1, 2016 / 4:02 am

        That’s a good way to look at it. Maybe I’m too hard on myself for wanting to get just the right words and thoughts. But I’m usually satisfied in the end.

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      • Kay May 1, 2016 / 5:40 am

        You should be, they’re fantastic. I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t wistful and that that I don’t long for more time. I jot things down on paper and on my phone. I just have to prioritize, and that’s not always easy!

        Have a great night, goodnight.

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