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0 posted 05-26-2000 07:05 PM       View Profile for Moon Dust   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Moon Dust

The last year I've had writers block and never even relised it had been so long. And recently I've found it hard to get back into ittt, which is coming slowly. Okay i'll get to the point .
Tell me the thoughts and feeling when you had writers block?

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1 posted 05-26-2000 09:25 PM       View Profile for Isis   Email Isis   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Isis's Home Page   View IP for Isis

I won't write it in poetic form... but I will tell you how I feel when writer's block descends on me.
Stuff to share, feelings, dreams are mist like, vaguely seen but you can not 'grasp' the thought enough to put into words.
Emotionally you are keen to write, almost an ache inside, wanting to accomplish a decent poem, not some gibberish.
Then I either ask a friend here in passions for a challenge, or hunt around until I find a topic someone else has written about that 'sparks' a reaction in me.
It is a frustrating time to be sure..
So I hope either this forum or Open 7 can offer any passions member the 'spark' on interest they so keenly seek  

 I'll tell you this...... No eternal reward will forgive us now for wasting the dawn.....
(Goddess - Sovereign of the Spirit)

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2 posted 05-27-2000 05:38 AM       View Profile for netswan   Email netswan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit netswan's Home Page   View IP for netswan

When I get Writer's Block Maria - I take
a walk out doors -----and look at one thing
even a piece of grass - or a flower or a
tree and after walking a bit - my mind
just starts - getting all busy and stuff.

Walking outside for writer's block
does an amazing thing for stopped thoughts
Fresh air for you to inhale and exhale
gets the mind going, oh so well

Maria describe to me your favorite flower and use the 5 senses
smell, eyes, ears, touch, and taste

HAVE fun


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3 posted 05-27-2000 05:48 AM       View Profile for brian madden   Email brian madden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for brian madden

Maria, I get writers block every couple of months for at least a month or two where I will write nothing. I find it more challenging to write poetry now than when I started about 5/6 years ago. I am not the most interesting person in the world and my life is not filled with excitement and I tend to write in extremes, so inspiration can run alittle dry. I use the time when I am not writing  to read, and edit old poems and try and improve on them. I love that moment where after weeks or months I get an image in my head and realise that yes I have a poem worth writing, and usually these are my best poems.

This is a poem I wrote maybe three years ago when I got my first major writer's block, I thought I was doomed to write the poems over and over again.

The great hunger

I cast a thought back to when
the poet lived long, in gluttony, on inspiration.
Now he scavenges the waste
of repeated monotone thoughts;
Same words and ideas worn thin,
regurgitated and pieced together a new.
His boned hands cling tightly to his rib cage,
protruding crudely from his adherent flesh.
Grunts mark the birth of an idea
alas without the ability to document it,
it is soon forgotten.

"Isn't it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too? "
Douglas Adams.

"Here chewing your tail is joy"
Richey Edwards

"Take nothing but pictures. Leave nothing but footprints. Kill nothing but time".

Baltimore Grotto

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