Thursday, July 19, 2012

Writer's Block

artwork by Jack Vettriano



"Ink and paper are sometimes passionate lovers, oftentimes brother and sister, and occasionally mortal enemies."  ~Terri Guillemets


I hope for a muse like a lady in waiting
peering through sheer curtains
at a world that seems so far away
words that once lingered with me
like a lover in love
now are nowhere
to be seen
I wait in silence
looking to the distance
hoping for a grand return
but I will not give up
true love never does.




19 comments:

  1. So glad I checked Magpies today - I'm off for a few days with no internet access. Your header photo is beyond beautiful - poem gives inspiration and hope (never giving up.)

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  2. Been there~a cpl hundred times, and yes, it comes back like a lover just out for a prowl
    Rick

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  3. nah it usually comes around when you least expect it...and the only way out is to write yourself through it....

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  4. Carrie, I have no doubt that your words will return. I think you made a wonderful first step when you wrote shared this poem. I agree with Brian about writing yourself through those dry spells.

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  5. Don't ever give up ~ You know, if you just write everyday, even if its small or just for sheer fun, I find I gain momentum and eventually find my muse ~

    Hope all is well ~

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  6. I totally agree with Brian (and it's no surprise) - words will come back and take you by surprise. Looks like you're on the right path...

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  7. I'm with you Carrie, been going through a dry desert myself. It must be the season but love endures.

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  8. Bear trundled over from J. C. Newbery's poetry blog, and found my friend Helen is already here. This is a good sign.

    Staring off into nowhere, waiting with true love that does't give up. Delightfully romantic. Hope the love is returned.

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  9. positive inspiration Carrie, Lovely,

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  10. At some stage in our lives, we all have to wait - be it for love, the lover, the words...beautifully written.

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  11. Your muse isn't gone. You've made a nice poem about it and that's not a writer's block I say. You just need a little inspiration to keep you going.

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  12. There is your muse. Well written. I haven't written for ages. A holiday gave me a vibe to write again

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  13. beautifully penned and love your header pic.

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  14. Oh Carrie you expressed this so well
    You need an art date : ) and a hug ((()))

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  15. Yes, beautifully expressed. And what a force for peace true love is. And do never give up. Even a yearning is better than despair!

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