Poetry is the untangling of the mind
To a writer
At first it is difficult
And you will mutter things like
I hate bloody poetry
But as the knots unwind
The lights come out to shine
Blinking on and off
It’s a daily thing
Of course it becomes easier
But if you have a complex mind
A busy life
You have to keep untangling
Here we meet again
*am I wasting time blogging and writing poetry (which is the same thing to me at the moment) when I could be spending these words and energy on my novel – where I currently pump out about 3000 words average a day – sometimes more, many more but that is my set point?
I have found that my poetry and the blog are so integral to my storytelling that I can’t do without this basic first step.
Getting over myself
Poetry is to the mind
What yoga is to the body
First the mind is cleared and stretched
Then the story comes out to play
Stripey (my main character) does not wander in with her Coffee mug and crash on my couch until I have sung some poetry to her
Like a cat
She comes when she is ready
Poetry is life
I cannot live without it
Now I’ve got to go write some story – it’s heating up I’m past 40,000 and I absolutely love it – writing is weirdly like reading or watching a movie. I have no idea where it is going, I just run along behind with a notebook taking notes.
Tried to do plot planning notes earlier last week – yeah that didn’t work Stripey doesn’t take instructions from humans …feel a bit embarrassed to have even tried 😂
13 thoughts on “The daily divulge”
I subscribe to your approach, letting the words take me where they wish. What’s the worst that can happen, that you have to discard and rewrite when the purpose crystallizes? So be it. That’s why it’s art. Cheers!
Absolutely Dan that’s why it’s art – it flows from within to without creating something new as it goes.
Poetry is life ❤️ Sometimes I notice I’m rhyming my own thoughts in my head…. Seriously… 🙃 Keep doing what you’re doing! You’re an amazing writer with a beautiful mind!
Thanks Hal – I write a lot but particularly with the poetry it is beautiful how everything begins to be filtered automatically through that channel and just spills out in words – it is like constantly creating music out of what is around me – can’t explain but it makes life so very rich and wonderful
Exactly. It gives the life around us a rhythm. ❤️
I think the best ideas are never planned. 😉
I know unfortunately I’m blessed with a brain that likes to loop and plan and ponder – I’m aware of it though so I often ignore it despite the loud muttering in the background 😊
I like to plan to, but things never go the way I envision them. 🙄😆
😂I know how that feels
I have learned planning doesn’t work for me! I get an idea and like you run behind it listening for further instructions!
I am best when I am planning and brainstorming ideas and plans