Thursday, December 03, 2009

30 Poems in 30 Days: November

When we are forced to find inspiration, where do we find it? When we are allowed to let all the “floaters” (as I call them) – ideas that stream past us constantly - to get pulled into our field of vision, inspiration seems to come out of thin air. It’s nothing short of miraculous.

Perhaps “writers block” or the inability to be creative is nothing more than our inability to be fully present.

Someone once described the creative process as being like a transmitter, plucking out ideas like radio waves of thin air. This experience has reinforced this idea for me.

As to whether any of these poems are “worth” anything, that is not my job to perform. In fact, that was not really the intent of the exercise. The path is the process.

This exercise has shown me everything begins in observation and this must be done alone, and finally in silence. For this gift of silence, I am eternally grateful.


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