Writer’s Void

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Sometimes a writer’s well of words runs dry

Just as a wildcat oil well yields none this try

A writer’s words can be challenging to find

Why won’t more words be a friend of mine?

Life brings distractions that take away

Gone for a while is the freedom to say

Perhaps memories of the past come to bear

Ambushing a desire to write without a care

Searching for inspiration to write

A morning walk clears one’s sight

Reading others’ blogs charges the mind up

Their words arrive to fill an exhausted cup

Viewing a distinctive, older film brings bliss

The storyline relaxes a mind, to foster a list

A list of impressive ideas begins to churn

Now feeling more confident at every turn

Thankfully, this sorry condition won’t last

Soon words will be flowing, what a blast!

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If your appetite is ready for more about the challenges of writing, check out these previously published poems.

 

A Blogger’s Notebook Revisited

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This post is a continuation of an earlier article that was entitled “A Blogger’s Notebook.”  In case you missed it, here is a link for it:  “Blogger’s Notebook.”

Any creative journey will teach you patience and humility.  At the same time, you will witness growth in your blogging experience.  As you continue to  improve your craft, your readers will take note of the growth.  Here is a reflection that was written in my journal several weeks ago.

A new writer needs to write and continue to write without worry.  Allow your goals to promise less, and you just might deliver more.

I am beginning my seventh month here on WordPress.  Here are some thoughts of my experience.  Perhaps you can find something here to hang your hat on as well.  You are invited to comment with any thoughts, and your words will invite a prompt response as well.

Here are a few observations that come to mind from reading other blogs and evaluating my own time on WordPress.  How would you answer these short questions?

  • What is your blog’s purpose?  Is your passion reflected in what you post?  Poetry remains Big Sky Buckeye’s primary place to write.  However, even there can be opportunities to experiment and try new ways of writing a poem as well as occasionally posting a different type of writing (short story, travel feature, book review).
  • How often do you plan to post?  Do you have a definite schedule in mind?  Big Sky Buckeye generally posts every other day, so by week’s end there are at least 4-5 quality posts on this blog.
  • Do you write every day?  Are you carving out time to make your blog as successful as possible?  Try to do some type of writing or other blog-related activity nearly every day.  Whether it is writing a poem, crafting a draft for a longer post, creating artwork to publish, recording thoughts in a journal, or taking photographs to share, you will feel more fulfilled when you are writing and creating something.
  • Are you reaching out to other bloggers with thoughtful comments?  One of the most rewarding experiences that you can have is to become engaged with other bloggers.  There is a mountain of wonderful writing and sharing here on WordPress.  If you need help with your blog, search topics such as “blogging” or “art of blogging.”

Personally, I feel growth in my writing.  I am sometimes amazed at how far my writing has matured.  Secretly, someday I would welcome an opportunity to publish an anthology of my poems and short stories.  This will be for another day!

Here is one tip that I will try with a future short story post:  posting a part of the story over a series of posts.  People may feel more inclined to read a portion instead of the entire story.

In the meantime, you are invited to send me any thoughts that you wish to share.  An amazing part of maintaining a blog is staying in contact with other readers who are writing, sharing other information, and enjoying the experience here.

 

Poet’s Last Wish

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Sitting alone at my trusty writing table once again

Wondering where the creative images have been

Touching the early morning peace and stillness

Writing with inspiring words filled with richness

Creating poetry can be a journey to thrill

Seeking new ideas for a blank sheet to fill

Smiling as my loyal pen walks with haste

Hoping these words provide a rich taste

Dreaming of writing a poem that’s a big hit

Understanding that many will be left adrift

Pausing to think of outstanding poetry awards

Knowing that finishing may be my only reward

Finding more ambition from the morning light

Feeling my mind beginning to take full flight

Adding to a poem line by thoughtful line

Relishing the energy my words will find

Nearing the end of my writing journey, years from now

Looking back at my poetry, and taking a last, final bow

Realizing that long after I have left and been gone

Appreciating others reading my words like a song

 

 

Fulfilling a Writer’s Fate

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Lying awake in bed, feeling ready to write

The morning light feels much too bright

Searching in my head for ideas to write about

Will today’s words offer and deliver much clout?

Sitting, sitting, and sitting . . . nothing!

Why can’t my mind create something?

Perhaps more coffee will warm up my mind

Hoping that a possible idea may soon be mine

Do all writers usually feel this way?

With little or nothing to really say

Hunger offers me a necessary break

A filling breakfast, now I will make

Finished eating and returning to my writing table

My satisfied appetite doesn’t make me anymore able

Struggling through another writer’s block

My eyes continue to watch the ticking clock

Wow! This short poem that I create

Now, it will fulfill my writer’s fate