I have writer’s block, in the sense that all I want to do most days is write; sometimes, it gets in the way of (/blocks me from) being fully present in my life. The composition of poetry is a defining aspect of my every day; it has become impossible for me to conceive of stopping.
There are many things that I tend not to write about, but those have nothing to do with writer’s block as it’s commonly understood. Rather, it’s simply that I don’t like to voice opinions on issues that I don’t know enough about. If I’ve nothing to contribute to particular conversations, I’d rather remain silent… And, today, on the Internet, there are countless other opinions available on every subject imaginable.
So, I stick to what I know… but I’m certainly not lacking for neuroses to explore! 😉
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d’Verse Haibun Monday
Yesterday at d’Verse, we were prompted to compose Haibuns that relate to ‘writer’s block’:
Feeling a little blocked? Vent about it! Have a story to tell about a recent writer’s block? Go for it? Never had writer’s block? Tell us your secret! However you approach it, write your haibun that alludes to this perennial frustration of writers.
New to haibun? The form consists of one to a few paragraphs of prose—usually written in the present tense—that evoke an experience and are often non-fictional/autobiographical. They may be preceded or followed by one or more haiku—nature-based, using a seasonal image—that complement without directly repeating what the prose stated.
Addendum: A bonus poem
This prompt got me thinking about writer’s block, and I ended up penning another poem (not a haibun at all, but rather a humorous rispetto) on the subject. Click here and enjoy!