Inspiration, an unexpected guest,
arrived with bulging luggage at the door.
She offered no apologies and wore
a beaming smile while chattering with zest.

She caught me when I wasn’t at my best,
no words were flowing when I tried to write;
ideas and images had taken flight.
Thoughts and words were unexpressed,

my mind was in a listless state of rest.
Rekindled by my lively visitor
I felt the banked fire of my mind ignite

and started writing as a soul possessed.
A flaming sonnet soaked in metaphor
poured forth upon the page to my delight.