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Monday, October 2, 2017

My Muse Supercharges Me

As I'm writing during September, leading up to October, my muse supercharges me until everything becomes a poem.

Photo by MDragonwillow


The aches and pains are more bearable, the slow car in front of me becomes the essence of my next poem, taking my time, remembering to breathe as the words flow from my fingers.

The prompt at OctPoWriMo. today is: We write because we must...

My lungs can't expand enough without words.

I need to say yes to that next adventure because good things are coming and all of it is fodder for the page, for my words, for the words floating in the clouds

waiting
wanting
desiring
the page

to crawl under my skin

until I can't stop

the itch won't let me
the itch begs me to begin

so I sit

my fingers rest on the keys and they begin to move
slowly at first
and then faster
and faster
until I am breathing deeply
air filling my lungs again

smile on my face
joy back in my life
as the words
dance on the page

24 comments:

  1. I can just see the words dancing! I can also see the poet's inhalation as she begins to write. :O)

    And for me, the itching comes behind my fingernails.

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    1. Love that you can see and feel so much with the poem. Thank you!

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  2. I know many love the momentum (and I agree), but you already got me at this: "waiting
    wanting
    desiring
    the page

    to crawl under my skin".

    That takes me to SO many places, wow!

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  3. I'm with Angela. You had me from those beginning words. Thank you -- and your muse. xoA

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  4. apt description of the process! like an engine warming up

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  5. An inspiring write. Those restless fingers sync with words to form poetry :)

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  6. I love how you itch for the paper to come closer than touch, a bond to never be broken.

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  7. Feeling this��

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  8. I like that "faster and faster"... that's how it feels for me too.
    I like the unconventinoal for of your poem too. The "waiting/wanting/desiring/the page"... Thank you for writing.

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  9. "waiting
    wanting
    desiring
    the page"

    I think every writer can relate to this! Beautifully written.

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  10. I love the way that poetry "brings joy back" in this poem which also lets the reader feel that moment before inspiration begins all else anew.

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  11. Thanks, Beth. I love how everyone sees/feels something different from the poem.

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Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

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