If you are a witer (of anything) do you ever just have a complete loss for words or ideas? Ever sit with pen in hand stating at that blank piece of paper (Pen? Paper? What are these items you speak of?) wondering what to write about?
I’m doing it right now…well, I was. Now I’m writing about not writing.
I try to write things down when ideas come to me. Usually it’s a line that eventually becomes a poem. Sometimes I forget and that greatly clever poem/story is denied the gift of creation. I’m sure I have been on the cusp of a best seller.
I was walking in the rain one time and the water on my glasses prompted me to write this poem:
Freeze Frame I snapped my fingers And stopped the rain in mid-plummet A million tiny lenses Magnified the world I saw Suffering, perseverance Kindness, sorrow Misery, compassion Tolerance, agony Pain, sympathy Unity, divisions Grief, generosity Peace, war Purpose, despair I blinked, and the rain continued to fall I continued to walk And let the world cry And cry it did
I have to make an effort to remember to remember to write things down because sometimes the best ideas are fleeting and if we don’t grab hold of then right away we risk losing something of worth.
Stay tuned for tomorrow’s post: A Conversation With Author/Poet Nicole Pierman. And for all you non-poetry/non-sci-fi readers, I break out of my comfort zone to showcase a fiction author.
Leon Stevens is a blogger, composer, artist, and an author of four books (so far): Lines by Leon: Poems, Prose, and Pictures, Journeys: Eight Original Pieces for Classical Guitar, The Knot at the End of the Rope and Other Short Stories, and The View from Here, his first science fiction novella.
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