Science is for those who learn; poetry, for those who know. — Joseph Roux, Meditations of a Parish Priest
To be a poet is a condition, not a profession. — Robert Frost
Everything one invents is true, you may be perfectly sure of that. Poetry is as precise as geometry. — Gustave Flaubert

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

~ Blockage ~

Writer's Block © Adam Lyon

Ideas in decay
The mind riots against walls
To free graceful words

Decaying esteem
Begs for graceful flow of thoughts
Rioting in write
© Bobbie Sandlin
~ guessed it LOL. I'm having issues. Feeling stupid anytime I write anything down.
Inspired by 3WW: Decay, Graceful, Riot


ThomG said...

Don't feel stupid at all. The best way to defeat writer's block is to continue to press on. There are days when it looks like it stinks, but it's all good.

And your contribution is.

Lucy said...

blockage indeed. know it well
great interpretation... pic and all!

Missy said...

This is how I feel when I am facing writers block. Wonderfully captured words.

Tumblewords: said...

Well captured! Vivid and vibrant words!

Asleep On My Feet said...

I'm beginning to think this feeling is a universal one, among writers... certainly I struggle with it, as do my close friends who also pen the occasional words.
So don't let it stop you! Better to write a million words to uncover one glittering gem, than to write none at all and have no hope of unearthing anything!

Jeeves said...

This is momentary. One gets out of it. Its a cycle. Nice one

Bobbie Sandlin said...

Thank you everyone! I'm glad you like this one! I'll keep writing...even when I think it's crap lol.

anthonynorth said...

Ah, 'tis a terrible thing. You described it perfectly.

Sweetest in the Gale said...

You captured the frustration of writer's block aren't alone! The photo made it even more impactful...great read.

Mark said...

I have found that when I pen something that I believe to be utter garbage, others quite like it.

Just goes to show that you are not always the best judge of your own work.

These were pithy, well done and well said. We've all been there.

Just someone said...

Even about writer's blowck, you write so well! :)

Both are great!

Stan Ski said...

Write what you think and don't think too much about what you write. You can always edit later.

pjd said...

Whenever I feel like I might be a loser, Wednesday seems to arrive to remove all doubt. :-)

If I take these individually, I like the first better. But of course they go together like a right shoe and a left shoe. Like Cinderella's... she managed to have her left shoe become the right shoe.

April Lindfors said...

Well, you still managed to create something beautiful. You really did catch the essence of writer's block in your poem.

KB said...

Don't force will come. JUst remember, we have all been in the same position at some stage :)

Andy Sewina said...

Yeah, like the line 'Rioting in write'.

Nicely recorded!

Kathiesbirds said...

I can identify! I just recently got unblocked but it has been dry for awhile! Hope you feel fresh springs flowing soon!

April Lindfors said...

I have a blog award I'm passing on to you...come over to my blog to
accept it

SandyCarlson said...

Your prompt spider webs is up at OSI on Sunday, Dec. 13. Do you have a poem we can post and link back to you?

Anonymous said...

Just write, Kiddo. Don't think about it. Put on a favorite song and just let it happen. You're too good to quit now. :)

- Virginia

Poetikat said...


My best wishes to you and your family for a very Happy Holiday!


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