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Bane Of A Poet
by Annabel Sheila
Friday, December 17, 2010
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I know every writer suffers from this afflication from time to time...giggle...I've been working on a couple of books I'm writing and don't write poetry (which I LOVE) every day like I used to....this morning when I sat down the blank page was like a raging blizzard I was lost in....found my way out though! Took this picture in Newfoundland in October 2010....awesome of Canada's gems!


Bane of a Poet!
Nothing on the page!
Only a raging blizzard of white
Without a trace of ink!
No clever phrasing…
Footprints left behind
By elusive words
Longing to be heard!
The blissful oblivion
Of the empty canvas
Pulls me into a void…
Of nothingness!
But suddenly…
My muse grows restless!
Her voice soft, yet firm.
She whispers in muted tones!
Confused at first…
I don’t recognize
The language she speaks!
Why doesn’t she just give up?
Wait a minute!
Words spilling onto the page now
Like a crowd gathering
Eagerly anticipating
An important arrival!
And the poet has been set free!
© Annabel Sheila


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Reviewed by Regis Auffray 12/20/2010
Yes, Anna! I can relate and I am sure so many others can as well. I used to stress out about not being able to write something. Now, I just wait for inspiration and I find that all I have to do is write down what has been given to me. Mind you, that is probably why I don't write much. Thank you for sharing this meaningful offering. Love and best wishes,

Reviewed by Patrick Granfors 12/20/2010
I think our muses are related. From out of the whiteout comes frosty the snowman who hits me squarely between the eyes with snowball. Patrick
Reviewed by Daniel Keith 12/19/2010
Even in times when thoughts fail us, you come through like magic. Very well written Annabel. May God bless you every day of your life.

Reviewed by Darryn Murphy 12/18/2010
nicely done
Reviewed by Sheila Roy 12/18/2010
I know this feeling well. Witty piece, Anna:)
Reviewed by Liana Margiva 12/18/2010
VERY NICE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva
Reviewed by Rose Rideout 12/17/2010
Beautifully done Annabel as usual.

Newfie Hugs, Rose
Reviewed by Christine Tsen 12/17/2010
I so enjoyed this! The ripening of a poem and the blissful ending!
Reviewed by Lonnie Hicks 12/17/2010
Aptly expressed. We all go through this. You have expressed it well.
Reviewed by TONY NERONE 12/17/2010
Very well done, Annabel. Merry Christmas to You and yours.

Reviewed by Mark Lichterman 12/17/2010
Oh, Anna, I've been going through the "Bane of a poet/writer" for months now needing major inspiration, like the death of a pet, in order to write anything original. Great words here my northern-eastern friend.
Your south-western friend, Mark
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 12/17/2010
Freedom is Marvelous - Write On!
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