Notebook filled with near blank pages
A few lines written on each one
Get an idea then stop at that
Poems that will never be done
| Oh man!...this totally encapsulates my circumstance and my train of thought lately. I was digging through my old notes last weekend and realized how many unfinished ideas there were...some good ideas that deserve to be fleshed out. |
Makes me think of how lazy and haphazard i am about my writing, and how much i need to get to work.
Thanks for sharing this...unfinished ideas are as troublesome as no ideas at all to us writers. I'm sure we can all relate to your sentiment in this poem.
|| Posted on 2005-06-13 00:00:00 | by twacky | [ Reply to This ] || Quick to common truth! How often I find pages unfinished with thoughts and emtions bottled up ready to to explode-though I write them down, some never leave my head unto paper. Good poem.||| Posted on 2005-06-13 00:00:00 | by idlewriter | [ Reply to This ] || poems don't have to be words at all. Poems are an art, and can only be given a certain quality based on its reaction to people who percieve it, and this one seemed like i asked you a question, and this was your response. Maybe my question could have been worded differently to have you write more, but you can write for days on an empty notebook page if your good.... if you did that you would by far have the best revision of this website's history||| Posted on 2005-06-13 00:00:00 | by Josh | [ Reply to This ] || So much truth. I think most poets have books like that. Sometimes they fill and sometimes they drain. If you can use just a few like this, that is likely enough.|
This is insight into a poets world. In some ways all poems do that, just not all of them do it this well.
|| Posted on 2005-06-13 00:00:00 | by beatthedrum | [ Reply to This ] || some times all that is needed is a few words, kinda like this poem.. it says all it needs to say. sometimes you can go back and add to an idea, but usually they are what they are and it's okay to leave them at that. i am a fan of minimalism myself. thanks for sharing!|
@ peace @
|| Posted on 2005-06-13 00:00:00 | by magnicat | [ Reply to This ] || Wow, a poem about a poem, never thought I'd see that, kinda mind boggling really. I think that the poem you have written pretty much comments on itself so I'll just say I enjoyed reading it and leave it at that. Nice work.||| Posted on 2005-06-14 00:00:00 | by JimweiZERO | [ Reply to This ] || Oh yeah, I'm nodding. I do most of my work at the computer, which means a lot of saved, unnamed, unfinished Word docs. |
What all poets share is that moment of inspiration. A quick distilled image that we try to put on paper. Sometimes we succeed; sometimes we fail, sometimes ideas languish half-fulfilled.
A great, concise image.
|| Posted on 2005-06-14 00:00:00 | by Lost Sheep | [ Reply to This ] || Thank God I'm not the only one that gets a fragment from 'the muses' and then can not hear the rest of what they are whispering!!! I think this piece is a gem! It is short and concise. It says, in one stanza, what many of us feel about writing.|
I can see you writing this down on one of the pages in your notebook and assuming there needed to be more. Thank you for realizing this one was already complete! And thanks for posting it for us to enjoy.
Great little piece. Don't change a thing.
|| Posted on 2005-06-15 00:00:00 | by Chell | [ Reply to This ] || Haha, doesn't that suck? Happens to me all the time, it's good to know I'm not the only one. I enjoyed this a lot, and I iked your description, not all poems need to be long. Sorry it has taken my a while to get back to you, I've been out of town at Young Life Camp, which has been the ebst weeks of my life, I'm a sort of a leader for Young Life, wish is a christian nternational organization. There were over 100 kids who got saved this week, so exciting! Thanks again, and great write.|
|| Posted on 2005-06-18 00:00:00 | by UnspokenDreamer | [ Reply to This ] |