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Riehlife Poem-of-the-Day: “The Writing Mood,” by Nana Amoako Agyeman

Nana Amoako Agyeman is a good friend with a keen mind and adventurous, staunch heart. He knows the art of conversation and the art of bringing people together to put ideals into action.

Nana has a whirl of projects going.

The Sankofa Fund is a grassroots development project.

Village Rainbows: Words from Africa – the "Home of All Mankind" is an exciting missive from Takoradi & Busua Beach, Ghana, West Africa.

Poetic Embers celebrates his writing.

African Rainbow Resort
is the most hospitable boutique hotel in West Africa (and, maybe, all the world!)

Now, here's Nana Amoako Agyeman, honorary development chief. --JGR

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The writing mood
by Nana Amoako Agyeman

The writing mood

comes from time to time

Spirit directs the pen

to the paper

says you should write about the

sun/rise/set/shine

or

something else

unrelated

and pen complies

how many topics are there that require intense

scrutinizing?

analyzing?

elucidating?

Go ahead

Pick one

any one

one that catches your

fancy

and then

WRITE

Go ahead

I dare you

Because you are a

natural

you have the power to

amaze

to amuse

you have the capacity to

razzle

to dazzle

you have the ability to

berate

to create

your power is in your pen

pencil

keyboard

notebook

scrap of paper

write

just write

write anything

not nothing

cause nothing is not writing

and writing is something

and something is power

and you have the power

so WRITE

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2 Responses »

  1. Janet,

    I have been reading the poems and wanted to take the time to thank you. I dabble in poetry, but am truly amazed at the beauty and grace your featured writers possess.

    Thank you so much for allowing us to sample such wonderful works.

  2. Doris,

    Perhaps not dabbling? Perhaps differently inspired at different times? I appreciated your "ramblings" on the poets that inspired you in your life. That brings poetry down to earth.

    Janet Riehl

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