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Monday, June 04, 2007

When your muse has gone

I've been away for some time it feels like, even though I've been home. I just haven't spent much time on my blogging. I think that getting away from it for a while made me realize that sometimes I just spend too much time on it. So, I've enjoyed some time away from the computer. Though, two things have happened... one, I feel a little guilty! two, my creativity has taken a huge dive. It's amazing the difference I've noticed in the last couple of weeks. I've not read any books, not used my creative mental prowess and today I sat down to come up with something creative and struggled! Therefore, I conclude that blogging is quite good for my creativity!

Poetry Train Monday:

What do you do,
when your muse is gone?

Perhaps you sit and watch the dawn?

If scenic dazzle bears no strength,
perhaps a massage of great length?

If touchy feely isn't your thing,
perhaps you tie on your apron strings?

If a chef, you are not,
perhaps you lace up and go for a trot?

Or, are you like me,
and be quite lazy.

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16 Comments:

Blogger Jamie said...

Beautiful words and a wonderful globe. Thank you for stopping by.

8:45 AM  
Anonymous Christine said...

What do you do when your muse is gone?

Seduce her back with a promise to write, laugh and play more.

Great poem and a wonderful post.

Welcome Back and thanks for stopping by!

8:56 AM  
Blogger julia said...

The poem is sweet - it doesn't have the despair one might expect of a vanished-muse dilemma. I feel an optimism in the poem.

I've definitely been more productive since I've been blogging. It helped me park my self-editor a little farther out in the hall. No time to self-edit if you're blogging. You just throw it out there. That's been very freeing for me.

9:01 AM  
Blogger R.G. ALEXANDER said...

I'm definitely lazy :)

9:29 AM  
Blogger Joy Renee said...

lazy is actually a fairly good muse evoker. when the muse is hiding, it means she wants to play hide and seek. the operative word is 'play'.

i liked the playful nature of this.

oh, and thanx for stopping by. i noticed my gmail alert of your comment while i was reading yours.

9:56 AM  
Blogger Amy Ruttan said...

I'm lazy baby. My muse must go off with your muse. She leaves me quite a bit. I snaggled her last night. I'll interogate her to find out where yours is.

Great poem, I'm glad I'm not the only one procrastinating.

10:43 AM  
Blogger Rhian / Crowwoman said...

this one made me grin Rash! Though i don't think muse breaks are actually muse abandonments. A break is good and revitalizing. It's those times you look for the wicked wench under every rock and can't find her that panic sets in.

11:23 AM  
Blogger Ann said...

Maybe your muse went on vacation? Great poem. I'm definitely the lazy type (and at the moment allergy mugged).
P.S. Mine is up.

2:13 PM  
Blogger Tia said...

What a great poem. I haven't written poetry in years, and I'm sure I've never written any poetry half so clever.

5:45 PM  
Blogger Susan Helene Gottfried said...

I've said before, many times -- creativity is a muscle. The more you use it, the stronger it gets.

Sounds like you've learned that lesson.

Ready for the summer reading contest? I'm gearing up and, as you know, really could use your organizational help, your go-to-it spirit, and your enthusiasm!

8:21 PM  
Blogger Leary said...

Oh I feel ya.... I reallly do. For some reason my creative side just decides to go to sleep and it takes a LOT of poking and prodding to wake her up. But once awake... she usually bugs the total crap out of me for days!!!

6:26 AM  
Blogger December/Stacia said...

Work definitely creates more work in my case. Time away makes it much harder to get back into the swing, but while I'm actually working it seems I'll never get to all the stories in my head! :-)

8:40 AM  
Blogger ERiCA said...

great poem, and I love the conclusion that blogging is chicken soup for the writer's soul!! =)

10:34 PM  
Blogger Two Write Hands said...

Blogging is an excellent way to practice creativity--I agree.

10:21 AM  
Anonymous Damien Riley said...

I try and relax, eat fruit, meditate, live life . . . and hope I get an idea to blog on.

8:41 PM  
Blogger writtenwyrdd said...

Your muse isn't gone...he or she is busy napping in order to recharge.

2:57 PM  

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