managing to write

Though I have been a bit overwhelmed with life these past couple weeks (and recovering from the pace of National Poetry Month in April), I have remained committed to posting SOMEthing each day. Writing has opened up an entire new world of expression for me, and I refuse to let life overwhelm me to the point of not writing. A friend suggested that my writing might even increase — I haven’t found that to be the case, but I have yet to allow the numbness and weariness to overtake my echoes.

So today…I eke out a simple haiku:

brandishing my pen
forbidding you to stop me
managing to write

2011-05-11
P. Wanken

The last word, “write”, could be substituted with “feel” or “grow” or “live”…all of which are encompassed in my new-found need to write…

written for Three Word Wednesday prompt: brandish, forbid, manage

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32 comments

  1. So glad you posted today – this was just perfect – sometimes writing leaves you for a day or two but it never deserts you..it’s just thinking time in between..Jae

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  2. your entire introductory paragraph AND the poem are one fusion creation. don’t be afraid to count everything. give yourself credit for ALL that you write, not just the centerpiece. i enjoyed it all. write wherever your muse takes you. don’t try to define it until it is finished, and if you can’t find the established term, MAKE SOMETHING UP!

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    1. Gordon…

      Thank you for that. I do believe I need to include “introductory paragraphs” more often…because those words that are swirling around in my head in conjunction with the “centerpiece”, as you said, are indeed also important — often being the heart of the matter. I appreciate your feedback…

      ~ Paula

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    1. Oh…if only I COULD paint! But yes, you’re right…I’ve been feeling like sketches are all I can muster. As always, Alt…thanks for your words. ~Paula

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  3. I picked some words from this piece for Sunday’s Wordle. 🙂 I took two wrods from the haiku, and two from your notes. Thanks for wordling with us every Sunday. It’s good that you found us.
    ~Brenda

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    1. Brenda – thanks! I will be traveling Sunday so I’m not sure how soon I’ll get to the wordle…but I am having fun with them! Thanks for providing the prompt…and thanks for including some from my work, this week. I look forward to to seeing what you chose! ~Paula

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  4. Wonderful haiku – I can so relate; even if I don’t manage to put words to paper (or computer screen) every day, the desire to write never leaves.

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  5. Paula, I like your haiku – and your commitment to write every day. I don’t manage that, but I am writing a lot more than I thought I would be.

    Richard

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    1. Richard ~
      I have missed a few days recently…and it was strange not to write. I was on vacation, so my schedule was really off and I didn’t read/write anything for 3-4 days! But I’ll hopefully be back in the groove again…because even when I wasn’t writing, a thought would strike me as “you should write about this someday”….

      As for YOUR writing…keep on, keepin’ on! Your posts are great!

      And…as for this haiku: thanks!! 🙂
      ~Paula

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