Sunday, September 28, 2008

temporal

For sometime now, I have not been able to write poetry. Have your ever thought of words chasing in your mind and you are unable to catch any of those? That's what is happening. Maybe my inner conflict prevents me from writing. Previously words gave me relief by pouring out. Now those very words refuse to come out by hiding, I do not know where. Believe me, I keep searching for those. I can't write anything better than this.

fleeting moments
as yet uncaptured
chased by what?

34 comments:

Beth P. said...

Hello gautamii--
'hidden in the arroyo of my mind'
what a great line!

I love your use of 'temporal'...brings us back to the issues of time and timelessness!

Thank you!!

Greyscale Territory said...

"chased by what" ~ OOO! There is a defiance and a challenge here!

Interesting thoughts!

Deborah Godin said...

How do you manage to pack so much honesty into so few words!!

Art and Poetry said...

I like this haiku! it is true I can go a long time without writing at all and then I am writing all the time it is odd.

anthonynorth said...

I don't know why, but in 25 years of writing, I've never had a block. I've had times when I can't be bothered, but even then ideas came, resulting in notes.
Maybe it's because if an idea won't immediately come, I don't chase it. I sit back, do something else, distract my thoughts.
Then something pops into the head.

sage said...

A powerful haiku! for me, writing poetry comes in spurts. I'll write poetry for a month or two and then nothing for months... Keep writing, however.

spacedlaw said...

I also think that I cannot write poetry and yet end up, just like you, doing it all the time. Maybe we should really redefine poetry?

SandyCarlson said...

Gautami,
I wonder about the force that chases fleeting moments. What do I call this part of the imagination, and how do I settle it?

Thanks for this.

- A - C - said...

Oh how I know that feeling!
don't chase them.. let them look for you ;-)

AscenderRisesAbove said...

i couldn't string together words like this for anything; but understand being blocked. have you ever worked through "the artist way" by julia cameron. It is a good book to unblock creative issues.

Sue said...

ah, it is the nature of the fleeting moment to remain uncaptured.

Cynthia said...

Very good: fleeting moments as yet uncaptured - yes.

confused said...

I go through periods like that ..it's frustrating but it sorts itself out..somehting wiull trigger the flow..

teric said...

I really like this simple but phiilosophical thought!

Lenore said...

this one was nicely caught!

I've miss your writing, hope it stops hiding.

zoya gautam said...

..there is a mystery in these lines that is beautiful..many thanks..

polona said...

oh, i can relate... i feel i have run out of inspiration, that everything worth saying has been said before... i can't produce haiku on a daily basis anymore.

but this is so beautifully written...

Vinz aka Vinu said...

expressive with few words..
loved those lines..!!

:)

Raven's Wing Poetry said...

Hello gautami:

I can definitely relate, and I think this haiku captures what we've all felt from one time or another. For me, it seems like verbal constipation.

I echo the others. Keep writing. Eventually the words will start chasing you again.

-Nicole

Jim said...

Hi Gautami, "chased by what?"

I sure hope you find out because you are doing so good now that I can not imagine what all you could do when you figure out the block.
..
When I get an idea I put it on paper or into the computer before I lose it. Sometimes I don't use the idea except to look at it by myself. That works for me.
..

eastafricanpoet said...

Everyone that writes poetry must go into some hibernation of the mind sometime,you must be in one..only that you believe its you causing it,no..it isn't, just chill and write something,doodle by words;you'll love it

Mad love for your work from as far as this.

Scott Clawson said...

Very nice. Maybe this little drip will be what is needed to start the flow of creativity! I went months with out writing this year, thankfully it came back and so will yours. Thanks for sharing it. What does chase fleeting moments? Hmmmmm. :-)

Donn Coppens said...

Not to worry.

Since our brains (hard drive) do not have a functioning junk filter, everything gets tossed into one, big, bin.

So every once and a while, your mind (operating program) needs to sift through the pile and determine what's what.

You can either do this subconsciously in your dreams, which for me is usually WAY more interesting, or while you're lucid by writing out a poem, post, rant, or even a simple 'to-do' list.

Either way we all need to delete our junk and scrub your drives.

qualcosa di bello said...

the moment you try to close your hand on it, it is gone...

Edward S Gault said...

You've really captured writer's block. An excellent haiku, thank you for sharing it.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I think this haiku is powerful. And, unfortunately, I can identify with you -- sometimes emotions and the words that describe them refuse to reveal themselves.

fourwindshaiga said...

Let's hope your block is fleeting! But really, you have something interesting every week.

tumblewords said...

As usual, you are in fine form - you always capture something unexpected and thoughtful!

Pam said...

I can really identify with this haiku. I am taking a class right now that involves a lot of writing and the poems are sure struggling.

cyclopseven said...

It does happen to all...a kinda block. Find the words between the gorges of your soul, buddy. They are there, I can see that. Poke them out and pour on this site. Do it fast, before they go deeper:).

Patois said...

Ah, yes, fleeting and fleeing. Well done.

susan said...

I know this feeling. Hope it passes for you soon.

SweetTalkingGuy said...

Hi Gautami,great thoughts in this little piece, keep on taking care of the quality and the quantity will take care of itself.

Come over to STG.. for a glass of wine from the virtual vine..

AscenderRisesAbove said...

very nice; really shows the confusion and the never ending thought process. I see you have broken your block above!