Never-ending, or: Uncomfortably

My 2nd sijo

Poetry demands truth \\ which makes it difficult to write
Sometimes my fingers quiver \\ and I must distract myself
Many never-ending moments \\ bring me uncomfortably close

45 thoughts on “Never-ending, or: Uncomfortably”

  1. just thought of something – have you tried timed writing? – you write whatever comes, keep pen/keyboard moving until time is up. It might jut give you a deeper focus/sense of your voice.-

  2. Hmmm…I actually disagree with this premise. I don’t think poetry necessarily demands truth. I think that poetry, even poetry comprised of fiction and falsification, often reveals truth.

      1. I’ve been a fan of Peter Murphy’s Challenges for the Delusional writing prompts. At the end of every prompt, there is a directive to “tell a secret, tell a lie, and never tell anybody which is which”. I found this so much more freeing and also, the poems that I felt more liberty to change the details sometimes wound up having more truth to them. Just sharing what works for me.

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