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Offline MarcusB

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writer's block
« on: August 26, 2015, 09:45:07 AM »
wherefrom comes this silence

whose voice has gone from the mist
  no matter how i turn
    or incline my head
      not one resounds

surely they have not finished
  their words have brought me to this place
    i am scarcely begun writing
see how the blood still drips
  from the quill of my pen
    there is story yet to unfold

yet silent they are
  and i shiver
    as if a chill has joined me
equally quiet it speaks of death
  and finality
    though i have hardly begun

whereto my muses
  why do you bait me so
you demand, no, you command
  and i write to your pleasure
you have always been here
  clanging and echoing through my mind
    but now - now i find myself alone


looking across the void
  to focus on that which lies before me
    i shudder
whether from cold
  or the truth before my eyes
    i know not

blast it to the heavens
  where have you gone
why do you forsake
  at a time i need you most


still naught but muted space

is there no one to answer
  none to tell me
   
wherefrom comes this silence

Offline Gyppo

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Re: writer's block
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2015, 11:59:52 AM »
Your muse(s) are probably still talking to you, but you can't hear them because you're going on at great length about them not talking to you ;-)

Seriously, it becomes a self fulfilling prophecy if you worry about it too much.

Sometimes the muse takes a break, goes out to buy fish and chips, or have a quiet drink somewhere with the other muses who are also taking a break.  

If you're real writer they'll come back, that's a promise, and they'll probably feel much better for the break.

Also, they get a bit pissed off with authors who are too clingy, who rely on them too much instead of digging into their own subconscious and stirring things up a bit for themselves.

But they rarely really leave you.

Ask your muse a question before you fall asleep, and they may well answer you in a dream.

Gyppo
« Last Edit: August 26, 2015, 02:25:00 PM by Gyppo »
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Offline MarcusB

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Re: writer's block
« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2015, 09:43:59 AM »
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Your muse(s) are probably still talking to you, but you can't hear them because you're going on at great length about them not talking to you ;-)
That would be my trick in a hat box.  Over-talk it to the point of believing it to the point of making it come true :)

... so if they don't go away - - do they play Hide 'n Seek? 

Offline Gyppo

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Re: writer's block
« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2015, 10:53:03 AM »
That would be my trick in a hat box.  Over-talk it to the point of believing it to the point of making it come true :)

... so if they don't go away - - do they play Hide 'n Seek? 

Spot on.
My website is currently having a holiday, but will return like the $6,000,000 man.  Bigger, stronger, etc.

In the meantime, why not take pity on a starving author and visit my book sales page at http://stores.lulu.com/gyppo1