by the Maven
Once upon a morning, grimly, while I stretched, stiff and dimly,
Over plenty a cushioned yoga mat of yore,
While I extended, deeply fetching, suddenly there came a kvetching,
As of someone gently etching, etching at my blogging door.
“Tis a reader,” I uttered, “etching at my blogging door–
Quoth the Maven: Only this! I hope for more.”
Deep into my conscious seering, long I sat there, pondering, gearing,
Pledging, dreaming dreams no writer ever dared to dream before;
The blank screen was unbroken, writer’s block advanced its token,
And the only word there written was the hidden word, ” Explore?”
This I vowed completely; thus my ego murmured neatly, ” Explore!”
Quoth the Maven: All of it and more!
Then, I knew, the air grew sweeter, made so by so many readers
whose comments twinkled with wit and thought galore.
“Thank-you,” I crooned, “thy Patience has lent thee–by angels she has sent thee
Curiosity–curiosity and intention from my memories of Explore;
Salute, oh salute this moment when we rejoice this Explore!
Quote the Maven, ” Labrador!”
To my readers around the world who are sitting, still committing,
On the pallid bust of Dinah, just outside my patio door;
Your eyes have all the gleaming of such intellect that’s streaming,
And the “Likes” and off-blog emails that slam my heart onto the floor;
And your comments sometimes steaming though not always ones redeeming
And my soul from Notes Around that pines for more and more,
This holiday season, I want to thank you for taking an interest in my writing for so many years.
Thank you for your comments to me personally or in the public space known as Notes from Around the Block.
Special thanks to the following individuals:
Kayti, Richard, Christopher, Brighid, Paul, W.K. Kortas, Ben S., Cindy, Linda L., Jimmie B., Jim L.,Peter G., Sharon, Susie, Susan from N.C., Hizzoner, Ken G., Linda B., Muni, Tyler B., dafna, Judy, Gary, Tom, Pamilabear, Joyce, Ines, Bruce, Chris V., Chris M., Tiffany L., Jan (my cuz), Janet J., Sara, Dan O., Tom S., Yang Ho, Greg L., Richard H., and Andreas.