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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

What the Creatively-Challenged Poet Thinks




The words lie dormant in my brain
Uncooperative and stubborn
Leaving my confidence in ruins
Page after page of false starts crossed out
Rewritten only to be crossed out once more
Waiting for a spark to foster the creative impulse
About to surrender to the obstacles in my mind
When angelic whispers show me the shining path
That leads to the birth of a poem.

16 comments:

Ray Sharp said...

angelic whispers, so true!

janaki nagaraj said...

Happens to us....nice poem.

jennifaye said...

I can relate! Thanks for sharing.

artbyrae said...

Waiting for the spark... SO TRUE I find that a paintbrush works with this spark of creativity so much faster then using poetic words but... because I need to connect that spark to the "art with a voice" I keep adding the words that come as I paint or as an inspiration to paint

Angelic whispers... I depend on this too.

Helen said...

Yes ... the creative process is a miracle!

jaerose said...

Sometimes you have to listen hard to get the pen moving again..but that in itself is a story..Jae

Enchanted Oak said...

I heard Mary Oliver read in November, and her last comment to us was: Write! Write something. Keep writing. Something will come.

You proved her right.

Mary said...

Thanks for your poetry jamming! Your writing definitely IS a miracle,

Here's my contribution:

http://inthecornerofmyeye.blogspot.com/2012/02/miracles.html

oldegg said...

Before you know where you are the words will come tumbling out and there just won't be time to do the washing, cleaning, shopping or anything else for that matter. Do you now what? Those don't matter!

Sheilagh Lee said...

don;t you love when they whisper those words to you.

Enigmatic Soul said...

A common experience for every writer. The words seem obscure and writing becomes tedious but them, in a flash, they pop out of nowhere, "angelic whispers"- beautiful. :)

Peggy said...

Ah yes, a miracle indeed! I love it when I get those angelic whispers! Write on!

Carrie Burtt said...

I can relate to this beautiful poem very much....a lovely capture of a writers path with pencil in hand. :-)

booguloo said...

That says it so nicely.

J Cosmo Newbery said...

True enough. A nicely written description of a problem we all have. But ideas and themes, written down so that they are not lost, can be tamed in time.

Margaret said...

Fascinating whT Artbyrae wrote. Yes, heavenly whispers help, don't they?