I've never tried to verbalize this feeling before, but you have placed it on paper for me. Seems that after the drought there are always all these ideas that surface at once and so few seem to make a strong enough impression to recall them even moments later. Thanks for this one, Dave
I like this, Darwin would be proud of you. But I don't think he would understand the current trend in activity "survival of the most obnoxious." I can relate, I have a serious case of inequality between brain wave and pen stroke ratio. Thanks for being our resident sage and sharing.
all those frail poems that could be, we oughta have a wake for them... i could relate to what Learah wrote in her comment about losing something you had when more powerful thoughts come your way... bummer...
leaves me wanting more. I'm not saying you should add something. I'm saying that it puts interesting and vivid images in my mind. maybe I'll write more. could be (if I get these damn theoretical texts about Literature out off my mind).
who hasnt felt like this some times? i love the way you present the problem here. a spidery view of things i would think, and i always apreciate that kind of perspective. inventive, but simple, it really gets your point across in an elegant way. keep up the good work, and good write. -Q
Weird. I was kinda thinking, bleh, why actually post a poem like this... but then was thinking. So many times I've started a poem and gotten about half way, before the ideas start flowing too fast, I'll have a really good line, and then what I think is better, but it changes the construction, so I go back over it, and then another idea comes and I ditch the last one... but I lose sight of what the first really good idea was.
So you've written a litany for all the zombie, half-dead poems out there, ruined by a poetic, inspirational flood. *Applause*