Tuesday, 18 January 2011

Writers Block

The words still refuse to come.

Sitting stout and rigid they wait

gloating, their flexibility forsaken

poetry put to bed and forgotten.

Do words get old? stiff and arthritic

afraid to move for fear of falling

and fracturing the fragile bones

that once allowed them to dance.


- Susannah Bec 2010

27 comments:

Deborah said...

Brilliantly written!

Kim Nelson said...

Words sometimes do elude. And so, when they are available, one must agree to dance along.

Eric 'Bubba' Alder said...

Your words (and your Muses) need a vaction once in awhile too, y'know!

Take a break, go do something you've never done before, something you've always wanted to do, no matter how insubstantial it seems.

Your Muses will sing again soon.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Oh I have so been there! Love this poem, especially the last two lines! Your words will soon dance again!

Susannah said...

Kim and Sherry I am sure I will be dancing again very soon! and thanks very much for the advice Eric ;-)

Good to see you all, thanks for visiting.

Fireblossom said...

I have lulls sometimes, but I find that when I do come back, it's stronger than ever.

The words are sleeping. Shhhh! When they wake, they will love you all the more, Susannah. ;-)

Susannah said...

Thanks Shay. :-)

Good to see you. x

Rajesh said...

Su, to be able to write is akin to living in God. The muse is strongest when you are running towards or away from Love. In between are the vacation spots. Worry Not :)

Susannah said...

Good to see you Rajesh, thanks for visiting. :-)

Alice said...

And yet - somehow - they came!
Beautiful.
"stout and rigid... gloating"!
Perfect.
:-)

Susannah said...

Thanks Alice. :-)

Asobime said...

I love this!~ Feels so known.

Lady Nyo

gospelwriter said...

I know that feeling! But may I say? - the elegance of these words dancing on the page belies the writer's writers block. :) Love it!

Susannah said...

Lady Nyo, thank you. :-)

It is good to see you here.

Susannah said...

gospelwriter, thank you so much for visiting and for your kind words. :-)

Maya said...

the muse on vacation?
good opportunity for you to take a break... :)

Susannah said...

Maya, that's a great way of putting it, I like that. :-)

Good to see you. x

Elizabeth said...

Julia Cameron says we are to regularly take ourselves out on an Artist's date. Go somewhere new, commit gluttony of the eye. It works. And your poem is decidedly not Writer's Block. The Block is only a feeling. The poem is the reality and the fact,

Elizabeth

lightverse said...

I think that words never get brittle and old - they are just waiting for the writers and the poets to visit so they can conjure up magic together once again - whenever (and wherever) it might happen.

Your poem expressed this so well.

Susannah said...

Well said Elizabeth! :-)

Good to see you.

Susannah said...

Lightverse, that is so true and so well put. Thank you very much for your comment, it is appreciated. :-)

Zouxzoux said...

Awesome writing.

Susannah said...

Thanks ZouxZoux, it is great to see you here. :-)

Michaela said...

Do words getting old? Wow! Probably not but maybe what today seems important the next day one could think, no, it's not important!?

Susannah said...

Micheala, good to see you. x

Rallentanda said...

We don't get that down here...
Bundaberg Rum and Coke unblocks everything!

Susannah said...

Rallentanda, lol, I love that. :-)

Thanks for visiting.

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