Hanging Out With The Reluctant Poet

The Reluctant Poet

Across a café  table,

In the Backside of the Night,

A Reluctant Poet

Whispers  into the ears

Of his Calliope,

“Today was a good day.”

She strokes his soul

And draws his pen

Across her heart.

“How many today Charles?”

“One maybe two.

Even with their

Uneven edges

They bring spirit

Into the stillness.”

How could they not

Be tempted ?

In the echo of a dawn

Both drift into the day,

Leaving etched napkins scattered.


The Reluctant Poet  is one of the marvellous souls in the WordPress writing

community. Charles (Chuck) devotes much time shining a light on other poets and

writers, bringing them to notice within this vibrant movement being shaped.

Please pay him a visit and read his poetry. It will bring peace to your heart.


Really cool of you to present us this poet. I read his ‘calliope’ and it was a marvellous read DavyD.

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wow. Such a moving tribute to a wonderful poet. 🙂 (a suggestion dear Davy. it would be greatly helpful if you can link-up their websites on their names so we can click and visit them easily. hehe) thank you! ❤

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such a groovy T-shirt! and a lovely way to highlight Charles’s poems, imaginative and so lovingly done Davy – I so enjoyed reading through each one!

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Ooohh..i will be heading now to his site..off i go..

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Oooooh again i realized i just followed him last week…through Gina of singledust..

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I love the way you write the tributes. It makes you impatient to visit the concerned person’s site 🙂

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Oh Davy!!! I am so humbled by Your kind words, as always!!! You are such a Dear Friend and Loyal supporter of my work!! You are a true gem on WP and our growing community of writers. You were my first Follow and I was blessed to have found You and Your blog and all the inspiration and support You always offer to everyone. Any writer who has been blessed by a comment by You knows exactly what I mean!

I have been “Nudged” by You and Steve/Sailorpoet and others to be the “Unreluctant Poet” and the wonderful poem You wrote as a tribute/Nudge along with Steve’s “Checking In With The Reluctant Poet” have encouraged me to move (at glacier speed) towards that Ultimate goal. I just hope that others will go to Your blog and the many others from the Go Dog Go Cafe and explore the awesome and inspiring works of others!

Thank You Sir! I am honored for the post but more so, and always for Your insight, wisdom, support and for being My Friend!!!
The Reluctant Poet

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    Charles, you make me blush. It was a pleasure and privilege to revisit your poems. I have enjoyed watching you become the Unreluctant Poet and look forward to reading more of your writing.

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Reblogged this on The Reluctant Poet and commented:
I would like all of you to meet and welcome My Dear Friend, DavyD of davydblog.com. DavyD’s blog was my first follow on WordPress and his awesome poetry and insightful questions and topics of discussion are always delightful reading and fun to participate in. I have never seen anyone pack so much passion, power, emotion and feelings into an ongoing string of poems with only 3 lines! Please do not deny yourself the wonder and fun of going to visit and read DavyD’s works on his blog. Please take the extra time to go into his Archive and work forward. Come to the Go Dog Go Cafe and read DavyD’s work. Your drink will be on me! We will look forward to seeing You there!

I am “reluctant” to reblog a piece that features me as the topic but only in an effort to get You interested in reading and following DavyD’s works have I decided to reblog his Poem – “Hanging Out With The Reluctant Poet”. I am humbled by DavyD’s interest and support and for all of the readers and my Fabulous Followers for spending time out of their lives to read my words and comment with me!

I hope You have enjoyed your time on my blog and found my words worthy!! And I am also Happy to be able to support and spotlight the Moving works of other Talented writers here via Reblogs. I hope You are enjoying them.

The Reluctant Poet

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    Charles I am humbled and honoured by this. Being part of this wonderful community is a pleasure and I thank you for taking the time out for doing this. Thank you again my friend.


Oh, forgot to thank you so much for the Great T-Shirt! Much appreciated!

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This is really nicely done Davy!

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Davy, I enjoy visiting you and this group so much. And Charles has made me more aware of my own Calliope, who visits me at the most inopportune times. Seldom does she bring me poetry. But I guess essays are a kind of poetry too. 🙂

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What a lovely tribute! I love all the networks and interconnections developing between the writers who frequent the Go Dog Go Cafe. So many of us do not have that support– or at least appreciation– for our writing lives offline. It so good to know that a warm welcome is always waiting here.

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Ah Chuck! Such a fine soul.

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