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Friday, September 14, 2012

Bottlenecked Inspiration

Pen by Anna Langova


some days the hardest part
of writing is forcing
ideas fermenting
in my brain
past the
bottle-
neck
of 
un-
certainty
into my pen
and onto my paper
to share with the world.


~~~ This poem was written for a prompt from Imaginary Garden with Real Toads asking us to use the word “bottleneck.”

13 comments:

Barbara said...

Great take on the prompt!! I love it!

Susie Clevenger said...

I find myself in that bottle neck at times also and sometimes after it clears the bottleneck I wonder if I should really send it on. Love the poem and its presentation!

Laurie Kolp said...

Lovely presentation, Mary. I can most certainly relate! Thanks so much for participating.

sreeja harikrishnan said...

Woww...I loved this....you presented it so well....

Ella said...

Wow, this is brilliant and so well done~ I love your take on this prompt~ :D

my heart's love songs said...

love your bottleneck shape! and that is often it, isn't it? getting past the uncertainty to brave sharing our work with others.

really great take on the prompt, Mary!

Mary said...

Well expressed, Mary! Hard sometimes to get past the 'bottleneck' and send our creations out into the world! Loved the shape of your poem as well as the words.

Kim Nelson said...

Somedays... you said it! And the form is fabulous, Mary. I usually find this type of writing confining and limiting. Here, you make it seem natural and fluid. Well done.
http://www.kimnelsonwrites.com/2012/09/15/constricted/

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Yes! Today my Energy is bottlenecked and my brain feels oxygen-deprived.......am reading, as am not up to writing, at this point. Enjoyed your poem, kiddo.

Hannah said...

Mary, you gathered some of the first thoughts I had when I read Laurie's word and visually and content wise captured them perfectly. Well done!

Heaven said...

I can relate...sometimes squeezing it word for word ~ Nice take ~

Scriptor Senex said...

I love the lay-out - brilliant. And don't all of us know that feeling?

Marian said...

indeed!