Writer’s Block

I open my stats page, already knowing I’ll see lots of blank spots on the calendar that indicates whether I’ve posted to my blog on any given day. It’s been a dry summer, weatherwise and creative writing-wise.

Now the autumn rains are here and my garden projects are on hold. It’s a good time to write. But I need to replace the splintered door frame in the garage. I need to dust the wall-to-wall bookshelves. I need to brush the tangles out of my dog’s wet fur.

I know it will come soon; that irresistible pull toward pen and paper; that need to harvest the thoughts that have been ripening over the summer. My computer dings with an email alert: a writing prompt from dVerse. I fire up the word processor and my mind wanders, far away from doors and dust and wet dog smells.  


lock the garden shed

leaves drop like unfinished thoughts

time to introspect



For dVerse Poets’ haibun Monday: Writer’s Block

About Maggie C

Stained glass artist, writer, respecter of life.
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29 Responses to Writer’s Block

  1. Olivia says:

    Thank you for sharing!

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  2. Ron. says:

    I liked this haibun. I’d write more about my level of admiration, but I promised My Beloved Sandra that I’d finish vacuuming the living room before she gets home, so…

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  3. Beverly Crawford says:

    I’ve no doubt you will be mentally writing your haibun to the tune of the vacuum, Ron, and Sandra will come home a happy lady!!

    Like

  4. msjadeli says:

    Beautiful way to describe the calling: “that need to harvest the thoughts that have been ripening over the summer” I like the seasonal aspects and the underlying message connecting muses with harvesting.

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  5. lynn__ says:

    Lovely thoughts ripening!

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  6. K.Hartless says:

    Almost harvesting season. Wonderful!

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  7. Ingrid says:

    I love the idea of ‘harvesting the thoughts that have been ripening over the summer.’ I think the key to avoiding writer’s block is to write when the time is right!

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  8. rogblog666 says:

    harvesting ones thoughts like ripe fruit is a great way of putting the act of writing. hope you gget enough time to harvest them all

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  9. Loved the patience in this piece. Well done.

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  10. We love to have the possibility to pull you away a little bit from your other activities. Soon winter is here and we will all be writing.

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  11. Ain Starlingsson says:

    Really like the connection to nature, and the humour oc the ping!

    Lovely line in the haiku about leaves….

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