Wednesday, January 02, 2008

squiggles-----3WW/Friday 5

My first post for 2008. Another unpoem. My muse needs to be shaken, I suppose.


Button
Luck
Pretend

walking around that parapet,
i chew on my pencil pretending
to look like a scrivener.
fixing my eyes on a distal point-
superficially plucking on my gilt button,
thinking luck is on my side-
i trace outlines on those loose sheets-
squiggles, which do not make sense.

“who said it was easy to decipher mind?”

18 comments:

Sassy Lucy said...

I love it, wonderful, the last line is what made the most impact. Great 3WW, my very fisrt is up:
http://wannabeawritersomeday.blogspot.com/2008/01/3ww-volume-1.html

Square1 said...

I agree with Sassy. The last line ties all of this together quite nicely.

Paul said...

Really neat the way you brought this full circle.

Michelle Johnson said...

You take the simplest words and turn them into such great works. This poem is no different. Thanks for incorporating my Friday 5 with 3WW today. Have a nice day.

LittleWing said...

i like the style and lightness of your theme....most enjoyable

Rose Dewy Knickers said...

Perhaps it is the paper, that is at fault. The wrong color or grade. There is no pretend after all, only you and your thoughts.

Rose

xo

rwellsrwells said...

LOL! Not I, I never said it! Thanks Gautami!

pia said...

Am just here to say "Happy New Year"

Linda said...

Oh, I can so identify with this poem. I can see you on that parapet trying to write and I can see those loose papers.

You are doing the right thing: writing about not being able to write; it's the only way through it!

tumblewords said...

How fun and don't we all know that feeling... I like the way you tied Poefusion words into this prompt, as well. Nice!!

lissa said...

Unpoem or not it still sounds good to me.

mariacristina said...

I like how you draw me into the mind of a writer engaged in a creative act.

Truefaith1963 said...

HAHAHAHA!! I love the idea of prtending to look like you're busy being creative - this is me at work!! Happy 2008

pjd said...

Very nice, clear imagery, plus you've shown well the tension within a creative person's mind when creating.

TC said...

Definitely not easy to read minds :)

Happy new year!

Bone said...

I agree with what a couple others said. "Squiggles, which do not make sense" is such a wonderful line.

Hope you have a wonderful new year.

MeeAugraphie said...

Gautami, I like your unpoems... This was so easy to identify with, such a clear picture of a writer's mind. I also like how easily you combined the two prompts.

A Tag Along Traveler said...

are you really a chewer?! so am I!!! I had myself broken of the habbit and then finals hit! :( enjoyed how you got ALL of those into such a small, simple but strong scribble :)