Friday, March 25, 2011

Passion and Poetry

"Do not quench your inspiration and your imagination; do not become the slave of your model." ~ Vincent van Gogh

Sitting here. Trying to spin poetry. Wondering why I cannot hold onto an idea, a theme. Then I realize that it's time to put poetry to the side while I get out there and live. Create new memories. Experience new truths. Discover falsehoods. When the well runs dry, the only thing to do is search for more water. The key being that while I'm out there searching for more water, my well will begin replenishing itself.

14 comments:

  1. The words will come when the time is right. Take some time and enjoy yourself : )

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  2. Heading into the weekend is a good time to search for more 'water'.

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  3. Sounds like the perfect agenda for an artist of any sort.

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  4. yes, fluid can be flowing or idle!

    come over and feed your mind's eye today:

    Aloha to you
    from Waikiki!


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  5. THIS is SO VERY TRUE!!! Thanks for the push to get out there..I've been feeling a bit dry myself!

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  6. I find that trying too hard can sometimes cause writer's block. You're doing the right thing...take a break and enjoy!
    BTW, thanks for your concern. It is SO much appreciated. I'm fine. I do sometimes draw on my own sadness/melancholy/past events when I write; sometimes I relay other peoples' stories; but I do OK in life. No worries. Thanks for caring. Have an enjoyable, recharging weekend!

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  7. 'Do not become the slave of your model...' That provides a lot of incentive.

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  8. Boy this is so true, and applies to all creativity not just poetry. Go fill the well!

    Angela @ The Bookshelf Muse

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  9. I have an award for you at my blog, BTW. Have a good weekend!

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  10. When you try to hard, then it doesn't happen! Enjoy being inspired!

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  11. love it.....lean into it.
    Nice to find your blog;
    I like the vibe here.
    -Jennifer

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