A poetic journey through my mind

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writing a poem is easy. just tear out a piece of soul…a nice big one, about two heart-widths should do…and lay it flat on a hot anvil for about thirty seconds or until it stops screaming. then ready your words…be sure to shake thoroughly, or they’ll run…and take care to choose fresh thoughts, as even a hint of staleness will rip your soul. pour carefully into the needle, letter by letter, watching for excess air bubbles and intruding speech bubbles. take your prepared soul, inject words, throw result against nearest wall until it feels “right”…and there you have it. fresh poetry. (poem should stay fresh until the moment someone reads it…afterward, dispose of carefully in an appropriate facility, as words can be toxic)

19 responses

  1. Heh

    April 10, 2012 at 2:19 am

    • KC

      *chuckles* I hope that’s a good “heh” and not a bad one. 😉

      I don’t even know where that one came from, honestly. It was in response to a blog I follow, asking people to write a poem even if they don’t normally, because of National Poetry Month. I thought about how difficult everyone seemed to assume writing a poem was…and wrote that. :p

      April 10, 2012 at 2:36 am

  2. Oooh, yes: somedays it feels like kneading that dough of a brain, other times like stuffing needles under your nails… But all good, clean, simple stuff! Loved your analogy. And is that a new background I see behind you?

    April 10, 2012 at 4:17 am

    • KC

      *raises a brow* Ummm…not that I’m aware of…on the blog, or on my gravatar? 🙂

      And yes yes yes to the “needles under your nails” analogy. 😉

      April 10, 2012 at 9:24 am

  3. artblablablablog

    Excrutiating! But part of the fun, no?

    April 10, 2012 at 8:05 am

    • KC

      Oh, yeah. *nods*

      (I’m still working on stories for those pics, btw. Just fitting them in between other projects. 😉 )

      April 10, 2012 at 8:17 am

      • artblablablablog

        i can’t wait to see what you do!

        April 10, 2012 at 12:36 pm

  4. lenwilliamscarver

    hahahahaha how wonderfully true!

    April 10, 2012 at 8:29 am

    • KC

      *grins* Glad you liked it. Thought maybe you would. *hugs*

      April 10, 2012 at 9:26 am

  5. It was nice to read this one… You weaved it so nicely… Thank you my dearest Poet, with my love, nia

    April 10, 2012 at 9:52 am

    • KC

      Love you, CG. *hugs* You are -so- good for my poor undernourished ego… 😉

      April 10, 2012 at 10:42 am

      • …. 🙂 how you find these expressions for yourself… Love, nia

        April 10, 2012 at 10:45 am

  6. You know I understand! xxx

    April 10, 2012 at 11:59 am

    • KC

      *hugs* Good thing it’s a renewable resource, huh? 😉

      April 10, 2012 at 7:23 pm

  7. Love this. Exactly.

    April 10, 2012 at 2:03 pm

    • KC

      🙂 It was kind of stream of consciousness…when those happen I don’t have much choice. *hugs* Glad you liked it!

      April 10, 2012 at 7:25 pm

  8. marvelous ! thank you sincerely KC
    Deborah

    April 10, 2012 at 7:17 pm

    • KC

      And you are sincerely welcome, Deborah… 🙂 Words are fun…words -shared- are even more so!

      April 10, 2012 at 7:26 pm

  9. Unfortunately, this is EXACTLY what is required to achieve great poetry! But it should be discarded: it should be shown as a roadmap for others desiring to understand their own pain,.

    April 16, 2012 at 1:50 pm

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