Wednesday, October 03, 2007

skip it!--------3WW

All you poetry lovers do read my review of A Poetry Handbook by Mary Oliver!

You can safely skip this poem or read it at your peril. Writer's block is not conducive for good poetry. What the hell even Keats wrote trash at times!!

Feather
Misplaced
Useles

feather rhymes with leather
thinking of writing a poem
i am at the end of my tether

my judgment seem misplaced
trying to collect the words
i got those even more displaced

itching fingers type in trash
writer’s block makes me useless
maybe I should start afresh

29 comments:

Rose Dewy Knickers said...

I would never skip your poem Gautami. Miss a chance for tea? ;)

This is perfect! The anthem for many a writer and scribe. Starting afresh. You ever wonder what it was like to write before mechanical means?

Rose

xo

dsnake1 said...

i like this, it's so ..refreshing!

Nanyaar? said...

Wow, really enjoyed your prespective.
Do visit my space for poems, would have to have you there.

http://kannathil.wordpress.com

Jo said...

Yes very refreshing, love the last stanza.

Paul said...

It's a good way to strike back at Writer's Block...

Btw, I was having some reader's block - to anybody with visual difficulties, for whatever reaason, I think the light colored type may be harder to read...

tumblewords said...

Good one! Universal and personal. Love it!

pia said...

I truely enjoyed it. It was fun :)

Gay said...

When all else fails, write about writers' block. Great!

--Gay

polona said...

been there, done that.
nice :)

kimberley said...

Good fun, made me smile. I am glad you didn't just sit with the writer's block and fume (like I have been known to do :))and wrote right through it. Good for you!

Ingrid said...

Well, that was funny, Gautami, and I am glad I did not skip it.

Whitesnake said...

Even when ya bad ya good!

This Girl Remembers said...

Oh what fun! And yes, it feels VERY familiar. :)

TC said...

What the hell even Keats wrote trash at times!!

I have to remind myself of that at times too ;-)

A little bit of rhyming never hurt anyone :)

Kate said...

lol I may have skipped it (in that I didnt write a thing! lol) but I did enjoy your post! I have been having writers block for about a week now... my answer to that though is not to stop writing... I make my readers suffer through my rambling on about NOTHING significant! lol (It is my blog though! hehehe)

Have a great week!

Shephard said...

Very clever and self-reflective!
~S :)

Kalyan said...

You have crafted it beautifully...really a nice one!

lissa said...

I like this. So honest.

paisley said...

even on pause... you write full speed ahead!!!!!!

Herb Urban said...

We have all been there. I hope I can be this creative in my least inspired hours. Very nicely done.

Jujee said...

Hehe that was a witty poem I thought.

J. Andrew Lockhart said...

I like the poem :)

Marcia (MeeAugraphie) said...

If we had skipped it, we would have missed sharing common ground with you... We all have those frustrating moments as writers and poets, and you did something with it.

A Tag Along Traveler said...

oh I like it! It definitely discribes that mental block you get when you just stare at your screen and wonder if the curser would ever just move for you...

UL said...

so catchy, it keeps playing in my head, thank you.

Bone said...

Awww, I can promise you I've been in the same boat many times, Gautami, including this week.

I even started a post about writer's block myself.

RomanceWriter said...

I know that feeling well. In fact I was suffering it myself earlier this week. I'm glad I stopped by and read your lighthearted take on the subject.

Michelle Johnson said...

Sorry I am late coming around this time but, I have been busy. Enjoyed the read though. I think everyone goes through writer's block at some time with their writing. Keep up the good work.

Michelle

Marie said...

I always delight in your poetry...your block is human and may be the fruit for something in the future. I find that sometimes in the worst crap I write, there are some nuggets of truth I can use for later.

It was such great fun to read your words of play!