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How to Be Inspired - Poems about Writer's Block
April is National Poetry Month!
I'm recycling another of my older poems for National Poetry Month, along with some encouragement for getting past writer's block. I encourage you to share your own poetry this month or read others' poetry, at least. Happy Poetry Month! #13
How to Get Past Writer's Block
Sometimes that lack of inspiration for a poem becomes, ironically, the very inspiration that a writer needs to create one.Just write! Writers should write, sometimes whether they feel like it or not, even when their words feel like foolish rambling.
Perhaps they might even create something unexpected--and even pleasurable. For the poet, those somewhat forced creations might even come to stand as poems in their own right. Here are two examples.
The Poem That Never Was
Watching the snow
Making everything white
I felt inspired
To write a poem
As I looked into the night.
But as the night wore on
And the snow still fell
The poem just wouldn’t come
So I walked out into
The cold, crisp air,
coming back feeling nothing but numb.
Even though the poem
It wasn’t a total lost cause.
For this little rhyme has taken the place
Of the poem that never was.
A Poem with Photos of Snow and Ice
- An Ice Storm to Forget
In 2009, a major ice storm hit Arkansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, and other surrounding states. The damage to property and to the human heart was devastating. I've tried to capture a small piece of that time with photos and poetry.
Another Attempt to Write a Poem
I Want to Write a Poem
I want to write a poem.
That if I sat here
It would come to me….
It would change the world.
It would blow people away with its brilliance.
If only it would come to me.
It’s hard to write a poem.
Another Article on Inspiration: Just Write!
- Write About the Emptiness
Is This Writer's Block? As I sit and stare at the blank page before me, I feel empty. Is this writers block? Or is it something deeper than that, the overwhelming feeling of life closing in, of overtaking any kind of creativity. I have many ideas, ma