February 25, 2014

Blockage



When words don't pay a visit
and lay dying in the grass
One once so exquisite
has now reached a sad impasse

Caught in author deadlock
evaporating ink
No hand or mind in wedlock
refuse to interlink

Notions captured at their will
from days of pressed papyrus
Blames himself and Sterne's quill
for inspiration dryness 

But thoughts can be transported
and captured there in dreams
His images cavorted -
words bursting at the seams

Life the pencil, tap the keys 
and let your story out 
You will again start to appease 
and never block one out

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12 comments:

~T~ said...

Feels familiar. Thanks for the encouragement at the end!

Jinksy said...

Inspiration dryness is the pits! LOL. Been there, done that...

Berowne said...

Quite expertly skillful; remarkable...

Jon said...

An incredibly intuitive ode to Writer's Block, and an inspiration.

Geo. said...

My compliments, Helena. Lately the heat of care and world-events has threatened to evaporate ink. I try to write at night now.

Ginny Brannan said...

Writer's block has hit us all at one time or another. I think sometimes life gets in the way and the harder we try, the less the inspiration comes. We have to rest our thoughts and get rid of the clutter! Nice capture.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Ah that famous writer's block. You captured it perfectly here :)

The Blog of Bee said...

Hit the nail on the head. Don't like it when the Muse sleeps!

Tess Kincaid said...

Always let the story out...

Belva Rae Staples said...

Words bursting at the seams is a wonderful line!

Mary said...

Hello ..looks like we were on the same page for this Magpie prompt! Loved the curling video, by the way!

Poet Laundry said...

Fun rhyme scheme in this enjoyable-to-read piece. Oh that writer's block--keep tappin'!