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

Friday, January 18, 2013

Don't Rush Me!


I just can’t seem to write on cue
Too hard to do
I seem to lose
My fickle muse

I read a prompt; my mind goes blank
May I be frank?
When I can’t think
My ideas stink!

Sometimes I’ll try to write in form
Results lukewarm
I need more time
To be sublime!


Fireblossom said...

As a co-worker of mine likes to say, "You can't rush art!"

Brian Miller said...

write as you will
you are the artist

Kerry O'Connor said...

I'm with you on this one, LM.

Maude Lynn said...

Same for me!

not displayed said...

know that feeling all too well

Helen said...

Mouse ... I am just the opposite (not a good thing !!!) .. I see a prompt and the response in my mind is close to automatic. I have to force myself to slow down.