Sunday, January 22, 2012

encircle

a story
I scatter in the wind
I know it will scald
shards will pierce into the ashen urges
but I curb my instinct to run
ignore the whispering sisters
who have the knack to create trouble
when the mind is fertile
I know how to charm out a story
from the debris.
anything is possible
I uncurl and walk free

"a non-smile is harbinger of smile,
don't we know that?"

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Today I struggled to write this. My muse seems to have gone into hiding. I have not been able to write. Come to think of it, I don't want to do ANYTHING! Hope I get over this phase soon enough.

25 comments:

flaubert said...

Gautami, for someone who doesn't want to write, you certainly did weave a lovely tale here.

Pamela

Bill said...

gautami, sometimes your muse sneaks up on you when you're not looking; I'd say she's on the job in this one.

oldegg said...

Your muse never left you she is safely inside you inspiring you unawares.

jaerose said...

A story scattered in the wind..how I love that..your muse is still there..Jae

barbara said...

Looks like the muse wanted to work, even if you didn't.
(Guess I, too, need to uncurl and walk a bit)

Tess Kincaid said...

Beautiful...excellent take on the prompt...I especially like "ignore the whispering sisters"...

Laurie Kolp said...

I'd never know you struggled... this is great.

Ms. Geek Goddess said...

Love it! :) Great take on the prompt!

Cheryl said...

You've charmed quite a story out of these words. Don't worry if the muse takes a vacation. Just keep writing.

A Daft Scots Lass said...

beautifully written.

DeLi said...

charming narration. made me smile :)

Mama Zen said...

This is lovely!

Autrice said...

I'm glad to see you're still doing Sunday Scribblings. :0)

Teresa said...

Your writing without a muse is wonderful!

Tumblewords: said...

love it - the whispering sisters is such a mind opener...

Cathy said...

If you are struggle, it is usually a sign that you need to take a break and go recharge your batteries.

You'll know when you are recharge.

or you could threaten your Muse with a sword or in my case, a lightsaber. That works good too.

As for the poem - Excellent

Doctor FTSE said...

If it ain't properly punctuated I don't comment on it.

ninotaziz said...

Lovely!

Lydia said...

Well, it certainly spoke to me!

(I think my muse is on strike! So frustrating. )

vivinfrance said...

Gautami, you have made the words dance in your poem. Blow muses - who needs 'em? This was YOU talking.

Nita Jo said...

Beautifully written! I don't think your muse is absent at all!

Carrie Burtt said...

Your muse is alive and well Gautami....beautiful writing!!

Paige said...

Deep as the ocean. You have carved out a poem as ancient as the willow tree. Enjoyed.

pmwanken said...

Allow YOURSELF to uncurl and walk free...

Nicely written wordle.

~Paula

Taylor Boomer said...

fantastic.