How to Join Member's Area Private Library Search Today's Topics p Login
Main Forums Discussion Tech Talk Mature Content Archives
   Nav Win
 Discussion
 Feelings
 Lost my spark
 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Follow us on Facebook

 Moderated by: Alwye   (Admins )

 
User Options
Format for Better Printing EMail to a Friend Not Available
Admin Print Send ECard
Passions in Poetry

Lost my spark

 Post A Reply Post New Topic   Go to the Next Oldest/Previous Topic Return to Topic Page Go to the Next Newest Topic 
IcyFlamez89
Member
since 02-14-2003
Posts 300
Jersey City NJ


0 posted 05-14-2003 03:16 PM       View Profile for IcyFlamez89   Email IcyFlamez89   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit IcyFlamez89's Home Page   View IP for IcyFlamez89

Seriously, I'm losing it. I barely look at the poems here and it's been a while since i posted my own. One maybe is because the computer isn't in my room anymore, but I can still go to the school media center. I've been losing that passion I used to have when I'm doing things I enjoy. I can't write anymore, I don't draw as much, I'm not interested in anything but sleeping. I want to write, but I can't seem to get any feeling. Reading poems doesn't help anymore. I don't cry, laugh, flame up, relax...nothing. [sigh] even the dark section doesn't appeal to me, and that's my fav forum. What's happened? I've no energy at all or even feel that soulfelt passion that drives me to write and draw. I feel like a machine, just do it and move on, read it and move on... If you see a lost muse wandering about, please let me know, I think it might be mine. <=(

I am the result of a typical dysfuctional family

Local Parasite
Deputy Moderator 10 Tours
Member Elite
since 11-05-2001
Posts 2929
Transylconia, Winnipeg


1 posted 05-14-2003 03:47 PM       View Profile for Local Parasite   Email Local Parasite   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Local Parasite's Home Page   View IP for Local Parasite

Start reading some of the greats... dip into the Romantic era, for example, and see how they did it back then... read books about poetry, not just of poetry... discover the different views of what poetry is, and then see if you can develop your own.  It will probably give you a million new things to write about and a million new ways in which to write them...

Poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the world.
~Percy Bysshe Shelley

Poet deVine
Administrator
Member Empyrean
since 05-26-99
Posts 25869
Hurricane Alley


2 posted 05-14-2003 03:55 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

We need a 'muse less' forum so we can all sit and whine together!! I know how you feel. What I try to do is challenge myself to do something I'm not good at..like computer graphics. But since you don't have instant access to a computer, why not take a long walk and pick up stuff along the way and make a collage? Paint a wall...use sheets to make curtains...go to a craft store and just walk around. Go to a kids playtime and watch them use their imagination (I love kids who make up stuff!).

And if that doesn't help..just sit over here on this stool and we'll whine together!
morefiah
Member
since 03-26-2003
Posts 156
Spanish Town, Jamaica


3 posted 05-15-2003 10:14 AM       View Profile for morefiah   Email morefiah   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for morefiah

Count me in on that whining session. This has never happened to me before. Do you think that our muses are ganging up on us or something? I feel lost!!
Janet Marie
Member Laureate
since 01-22-2000
Posts 18986


4 posted 05-15-2003 11:47 AM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Janet Marie

I've been losing that passion I used to have when I'm doing things I enjoy. I can't write anymore, I don't draw as much, I'm not interested in anything but sleeping. I want to write, but I can't seem to get any feeling.
============================

this is not just a matter of your muse and not being able to write poetry...
the things you speak of above are text book signs of depression... you need to explore what is the root of this and try and work past it or ask for some guidence in doing so.
Ive been there...Im still there, but doing better since I got some help with understanding the reasons and the solutions.
Good luck to you...the poetry comes back when youre in a place where you can hear the muses speaking. take care
jm
JP
Senior Member
since 05-25-99
Posts 1391
Loomis, CA


5 posted 05-15-2003 12:31 PM       View Profile for JP   Email JP   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit JP's Home Page   View IP for JP

Muse?  what the heck is a muse?  

Now, I don't want to brag but...  I never have inspiration, I just type... and when I go back and read some of what I post I can really see the crop I have sewn... Actually, my muse comes to me in a phrase or a word. The rest is just me trying to manipulate language until I run out of steam or a logical conclusion shows it's head.

I am all for a Whiney forum, I will be a regular visitor.

Yesterday is ash, tomorrow is smoke; only today does the fire burn.
Nil Desperandum, Fata viem invenient

Kamala
Member
since 04-17-2003
Posts 66
CA, USA


6 posted 05-15-2003 12:52 PM       View Profile for Kamala   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kamala

Wow... I can SO relate to these feelings, as I'm sure a lot of us can.  In fact, I've been thinking about it a lot recently... how i just haven't written much lately that i consider worthwhile.  and how i can't seem to find the inspiration to write more.  this is the curse of being a fundamentally creative person, i think: that what we most value (creating something beautiful) is something that simply cannot be rushed or even sustained for long periods of time.  i think we just have to accept that there are going to be periods when we can't write... or when we think we can't.  but the perspective and patience necessary to be okay with that is a whole other story.

i'm with you... you have my deepest empathy.

Kamala
wings of the moon
Member
since 03-27-2003
Posts 325
Pink bubblegum land


7 posted 05-18-2003 11:23 AM       View Profile for wings of the moon   Email wings of the moon   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for wings of the moon

well it sounds as if you are just going through a slight depression...
I have those sometimes and yes you have to go back to the basics, read the first poems you've ever read (for me it was Baudelaire), go back to your favourite childhood books.
Or leave this place for a while, you'll only love it more when you come back.
Don't worry its only temporary and you will feel better soon, I promise

"more than yesterday, less than tomorrow, i love you"

KristieSue
Deputy Moderator 1 TourDeputy Moderator 1 TourDeputy Moderator 1 TourDeputy Moderator 1 Tour
Senior Member
since 01-31-2003
Posts 1555
PA, US


8 posted 05-18-2003 01:26 PM       View Profile for KristieSue   Email KristieSue   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit KristieSue's Home Page   View IP for KristieSue

count me in....I haven't been writing or reading.  I've lost all desire, but I know why.  It's because of stress and other things in my life.  

All I can offer is to wait it out.  Things will turn around soon.

 
 Post A Reply Post New Topic   Go to the Next Oldest/Previous Topic Return to Topic Page Go to the Next Newest Topic 
All times are ET (US) Top
  User Options
>> Discussion >> Feelings >> Lost my spark Format for Better Printing EMail to a Friend Not Available
Print Send ECard

 

pipTalk Home Page | Main Poetry Forums

How to Join | Member's Area / Help | Private Library | Search | Contact Us | Today's Topics | Login
Discussion | Tech Talk | Archives | Sanctuary



© Passions in Poetry and netpoets.com 1998-2013
All Poetry and Prose is copyrighted by the individual authors