What to do when you've got a few lines here and there for a poem you want to write, but can't think of any others? I have a couplet written to start a poem about separation, but can't seem to get any further. It has been so many days since I saw you last I used to see you often, but that was in the past
and here is one more line I wish that you could be with me, if only for a while
No need to scream, Elizabeth, I'll help you. At least I can put enough effort to try to help you.
The last time I saw you wasn't the last For of remembrance did you shine in my past; Walk with me and let us laugh again Before the day fades and is soon forgotten. In this world we are but children that smile And cry, but a friend is all the while, etc.....
Keep up the effort.
[This message has been edited by Nimrod the Hunter (edited 06-14-99).]
Send them snippets to me Elizabeth. I am always looking for a starting point for a poem. I seem to suffer from the exact opposite problem as you... I have a heck of a time coming up with the first few lines then it gets easier as I fill around them. See "Regretting my Silence" in the open forum to see what I did with these lines.
I'm not very good at this, but I'm bored, so here's an idea...
It has been so many days since I saw you last. I used to see you often, But that was in the past. You are the one That my eyes always see. I love you, I miss you, So very deeply. I wish that you could be with me, If only for a while...
(then use their ideas about a smile)
Countless days, Merging into one, And months turning into years, Memories of never being without you, But that was so long ago, And now I sit here, Trying to find the words, To say how much I miss you.
Arnold MO USA
Elizabeth, It's ok girl! We all experience writers block.
I won't suggest another line because that never really helps me and look at all your other help! Just think about how you felt when this special person left, lean back, close those eyes and sink into the past. Refeel, rethink, relive. AND BE. What can I say? I'm cryptic.
------------------ That which does not kill us..makes us stronger.
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