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The Art of Writing

Pieces of what I know sparkle like glass, refusing to coalesce into concrete thoughts My fingers reach the words, but fail to download them into that place we call the brain Cerebral gnats tickle the edge of my creativity They want so badly to be words on a page, seem to hate me for my lack of eagerness to write because I am falling apart I whisper to them as if they were puppies "Come here, please." I entreat, offering them bits of rewards, a poem, a haiku...something They shake their heads, shy away, trembling If only words could be out of the ether in clouds of perfect and impeccable scribbling But that is not the nature of the beast and I sit here picking each one, like pinching fleas off a dog

Copyright © | Year Posted 2018

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Date: 12/1/2018 8:10:00 PM
Whoa! Bullseye! You have absolutely captured my unverbalized thoughts and given them vivid expression...just trying to these the verses and stanzas to life. Beautifully done! ~ Gershon
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Date: 12/1/2018 7:22:00 AM
Yes- the correct words can be so elusive. Always teasing, but not giving at times. You have expressed this so well. Warm wishes~ Warren
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Date: 11/29/2018 8:43:00 PM
Great write. It gives an interesting take on the creative process. Inspiring.
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Date: 11/29/2018 11:19:00 AM
You've really captured some of the struggles writers face, Sherry. Inspiration can be fleeting with bits of poems begging to be written. Some are never finished. Really enjoyed reading this. I think most writers can relate!
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Date: 11/29/2018 9:33:00 AM
Yes, I feel your pain! Sometimes the muse is bouncing off the walls. At other times, nothing comes! Yes, like pinching fleas off a dog!
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Date: 11/29/2018 8:53:00 AM
Fantastic poem!
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Date: 11/29/2018 7:47:00 AM
Sherry, even when searching words for expression they, like cats, creep into the page without urging. Very nice write.
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Date: 11/29/2018 7:16:00 AM
It's not easy to tap in to the source and choose how you want to express it...In my case I must be diligent in serving the art form...A really nice write on the subject...All the best Sherry
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