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Poetry is just the evidence of life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash. Leonard Cohen

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Sunday's Sonnet

Oh woe! Poor brain, you won't produce a thought
And Monday's Potluck deadline time is nigh
My efforts thus have sadly come to naught
I stare at the computer screen and sigh.

This Monday's theme of rules and regs and laws
It leaves me uninspired, lacking muse
And tho' I always rally to the cause
I fear this time I may have to refuse!

Oh me! Where hast thou gone poetic pride?
Oh fie! My hand will not produce one line!
My heart such sadness it cannot abide
I feel I must console my soul with wine.

The mind it must be free for Art to reign
And rules and regs and laws serve to constrain!



15 comments:

lynnaima said...

:) totally enjoyed the last phrase..Happy potluck!
http://lynnaima.wordpress.com/

Jingle said...

Oh woe! Poor brain, you won't produce a thought
And Monday's Potluck deadline time is nigh
My efforts thus have sadly come to naught
I stare at the computer screen and sigh.

your words put a smile on my face.
well done.

A++

scentofmyheart said...

I love the awards!
The mind it must be free for Art to reign
And rules and regs and laws serve to constrain!

I agree very much with these lines! Happy Potluck!

liv2write2day said...

I hear what you're saying...not the easiest theme to write to! Cute, though.

Caribbean Fool said...

There was a certain humor to this piece (I think it's because all of us batshit crazy writers go through it!) that reads very well. I know it is tough to find inspiration in 'following the rules' but lucky for us the inverse is just as applicable!

Thanks for some good reading, take care,

crb.

bendedspoon said...

That's a great way to break the news! :)

Nanka said...

Nice sonnet and a clever way to tackle the prompt!!

vishwasanand28 said...

Nice way of submitting an entry through a near writer's block!

fiveloaf said...

prompt may not work for some but still i admire your frankness.. here's my potluck for this week: http://fiveloaf.wordpress.com/2010/08/04/here-for-you/

belladonna23 said...

another sonnet poet! i loved it, witty and fun. check out one of my potluck pieces, also an english sonnet:
http://belladonna23.wordpress.com/2011/01/15/sonnet-vi/

kenny said...

Ahaha! Great stuff! Go on! Teach us! You can write about anything! Conjure it! Now! What? Tired? Un-inspired? Bah! Hambug! You can write on the rug!

Rachel Hoyt said...

What a great way to incorporate your awards into a new post! I love it. Were you drinking wine when you wrote it?? :)

My Potluck poem: Greenzilla's Top 5 Green Deeds

poetryoftheasian said...

I enjoyed the last stanza! Interesting way to turn writers block into a poem!

dragonkatet said...

*grins* I really did enjoy this! I hope the wine helped. ;)

Short Poems said...

Great sonnet, cleverly done :)