Entry - MAG Poetry Prize 2011

As the keyboard taps

by Merlene Fawdry Pugh

As the keyboard taps, at rapid pace
Lines of thought join in the race
As words and images intertwine
And metaphors leap, line to line,
Each jockeying to find their place.

Nimble fingers lead the chase
To finely craft a work of grace
Rhythm and metric beat combine
As the keyboard taps

Letters form a tight embrace
As stanzas seek their rightful place
Every symbol and every sign
Stamp out their mark and, by design
Echoes of words leave their trace
As the keyboard taps.

Added: 18.04.2011

Judges' comments on this poem


A nice poem on the craft of writing.