A poem… for writers and creators everywhere. What pure creation feels like. All the little pieces of nothing much that swirl together inside you to add up to something wonderful; building it up fraction by fraction, taking all the particles and shaping them into the art you have in your mind.

 

Swords and dragons

Castles and kings

Love and betrayal

And pixie dust wings

 

Roads and towers

Magic and trees

Wars and destiny

And gods of the seas

 

Letter by letter

Bone by bone

Crafted and sculpted

A story is born

 

Brick and mortar

Board and nail

Tower and wall

Stair and rail

 

Heart and soul

Flesh and sinew

Life and breath

Blood and tissue

 

Letter by letter

Bone by bone

Crafted and sculpted

A building is born

 

Sherlock, Shylock

Harry Potter, Hurcule Poroit

Eragon, Aragorn

Willy Wonka, Peter Pan

 

Letter by letter

Bone by bone

Crafted and sculpted

The characters are born

 

Letter by letter

Bone by bone

Pillar by pillar

Stone by stone

 

Sentence by sentence

Role by role

Edit by edit

Soul by soul

 

Fire, storm, and famine

Pain, loss, and tears

Cold, blight, and danger

Sighs, aches, and fears

 

Dreams, love, and wonder

Joy, truth, and peace

Calm, health, and plenty

Time, life, and feasts

 

Letter by letter

Bone by bone

Crafted and sculpted

The spirit is born

 

The heart of a story

Is the pain that it brings

The hope, love, and healing

And the victory it means

 

{Plus references to famous character icons, because, well… why not? :)}

~ Kat

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