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The Poet's Dilemma

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Sunshine
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0 posted 12-01-1999 08:35 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

The Poet's Dilemma

God, I'm stretching, thinking old things over again,
wondering if a new idea will come, and when,
even going to the poets to read all their fine work,
coming back to blank pages, it's making me shirk.

Have I no new ideas today, reading of moments far away,
seeing leaves dance, and jokes put forth in rhyme's sway,
seeing bugs run away, out of pure fear, and silhouettes dear,
and watching others write of continued holiday cheer.

So here I sit, in pure brain-freeze exquisite misery
that I cannot find one word to share with thee,
ah, the feeling is there, but perhaps buried too deep
while my muse so thoughtlessly in rapture sleeps.

So seeing no words come to me in purest form,
I shall away my thoughts to perhaps early morn,
and take my Poet's Prayer to my bedside,
"Dear Lord, from me, please let no words hide."

Amen.

İKRJ
1 December 1999


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Sunshine
Look, then, into thine heart, and write ~~~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow



[This message has been edited by Sunshine (edited 12-01-1999).]
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Nan
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1 posted 12-01-1999 08:41 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

Words will come - they elude us all at times... Let the sunshine in...
Elizabeth Santos
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2 posted 12-01-1999 08:42 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Sunshine
This poem about nothing to write in itself is very lovely, as was your response to Sy's "Thoughts in the Night". You have punched your time clock for the day. Now you may rest, tomorrow's another day
Elizabeth
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3 posted 12-01-1999 08:46 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Sometimes great poems are written about not being able to write! This is one of those!


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Denise

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4 posted 12-01-1999 08:49 PM       View Profile for hoot_owl_rn   Email hoot_owl_rn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit hoot_owl_rn's Home Page   View IP for hoot_owl_rn

I know this feeling well Sunshine
Ohme
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5 posted 12-01-1999 08:57 PM       View Profile for Ohme   Email Ohme   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Ohme

sunshine, even your dilemma is quite poetical. See, you were not at a loss for words.
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Sunshine,
Your dilemma of a blank canvas faces every artist. It is not new and will pass.
And your poem about this dilemma was wonderful.
Sunshine
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7 posted 12-02-1999 09:10 AM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Nan, Elizabeth, denise, hoot, ohme, sy...

I embrace your sympathy and apologize for rehashing brainfreeze,
but you must know, that even though there was nothing knew, it brought me little ease.

But aha, deep in the dark, there lurked some favorable prose, of which I'll write, deep in the night, before donning again bed clothes.

Thanks everyone, for coming and taking a peek! Sunshine On!
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We all hit this sometime or other. You may just read something and it will click. As they say, maybe you're just trying to hard.
This was really good for having nothing to say! It will come to ya just watch!

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Jesus is the reason for the season

TexUS
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9 posted 08-10-2004 11:06 PM       View Profile for TexUS   Email TexUS   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for TexUS

Oh yes, I can surely relate...

You expressed it wonderfully, THANKS
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