Thursday, June 10, 2010

Writer's Block...

neatly sharpened standing straight
they beckoned to me through my dread
taunting me to pick one up
to make my mark, state things that must be said
all through the day I stared their way
and in my sleep I felt them still
but not one word was I to say
writers block had stayed my quill

            C Hummel Kornell

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21 comments:

  1. Have I been there! You have managed to give writer's block a lovely lilt. Taunting pencils at the edges of sleep. Wonderful Magpie!

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  2. C Hummel Kornell,
    Well aren't we johnny on the spot this week? My mind followed the same line of thought when first I viewed the prompt, but I doubt that'll I'll be able to put it to rhymn as exquisitely as you have here.
    rel

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  3. aha great!...to make my mark was my favourite part. I also like stayed my quill. Great rhyme and great Magpie!

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  4. A delightful Magpie ... and often experienced I think ~ by many.

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  5. very nice read --love the rhyme.....bkm

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  6. Wishing you many found words soon.

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  7. I know that feeling well, Connie. I have only just realised that is your name and I am using it because Constance is one of my favourite names and is the name of one of my grand-daughters - not a name one hears often these days.

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  8. Nice rhyme pattern. Had to read this one out loud!

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  9. Very nice, and I can relate to your magpie. I felt similar feelings when gazing upon this picture.

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  10. Pencils are my best companion. My favorite is the Papermate mechanical sharpwriter and I use it "to state things that must be said".
    Lovely post, lovely picture!

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  11. We can all relate to this one. Love the rhyme!
    :-)

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  12. Lovely telling of a too-often-truth! :)

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  13. I think the spell of writer's block has been broken! Good luck...
    Thanks!

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  14. You said it beautifully. :)

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  15. ah, but you write anyway, which is the only way out from there...nice magpie!

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  16. Well done! Oh, they taunt me too...

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  17. I love it. Writers block rears it's ugly head, even when we are all reved up and ready to go with pencil in hand, dang it!

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  18. Great rhyme...especially love the last line.
    Nice Magpie, Connie!
    - Dina

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  19. you are letting it out
    without realizing it,
    very enjoyable read.

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  20. I am learning that when the say the best cure for writers block is to write about it they are right. Great approach and wonderful poem.

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  21. What a perfect little piece! Those teasing wooden fellows, eh...?! An enjoyable read!

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