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by Lonnie Hicks
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
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Written


 Written

12:03:am 
I begin between these black lines--
 
white spaces blinking back--
 
my two hands outstretched
 
crafting nothing;
 
I cannot write;
 

crossed;
 
blocked, stoppages,
 
tea cup emptied,
 
usual tricks limp--
 
my muse bereft,
 
I am alone with
 
the fulsomeness of it.
 

12:15:am 
My Gods are all adrift.
 
My well's dig down
 
out of reach;
 
my mind's fount's dry--asleep.
 
Panic now
 
in this chronicling.
 

12:20:am 
Poetry's realm from me retreated
 
a cruel feeling;
 
that which came so easily before
 
is now silhouetted dimly.
 
I cry
 
a dry uncryable tear.
 

12:53:am 
I cup
 
a new cup of cold tea.
 


1:03:am 
Whatever this is
 
come to me
 
gradually curiosity
 
now feels greater than
 
my writer's grief.
 

I want to see
 
the outlines the specter is
 
to write nothing when nothing's there
 
no face
 
no driven ideas
 
no words span
 
no creativity transformed or fixed....
 

1:33:am
 
Hushed
 
I lie down with it;
 
exhausted on my bed of paradox--
 
it's experience embraced.
 
I allow myself to be swept to the surrender
 
of writing about the nothingness
 
at my pen, now shaking.
 

2:53am
 
three drafts done and then;
 
a small epiphany:
 

Ample is experience
 
such that no blank lines will ever reach
 
or witness and this is all the artist needs.
 

By this
 
my last lines written
 
after
 2:53:am; 
from listlessness and nothing
 
surrendering into expressions of same--
 
poetically--
 
creates the minor miracle;
this.

 

 

 


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Reviewed by Christine Tsen 7/4/2011
This immediately becomes a lesson in confronting and contemplating our resistances and expectations for creating, and you write of it so profoundly and intimately.
I have been away...mama died.
Blessings,
Christine
Reviewed by John Flanagan 7/1/2011
Minor miracle indeed - well above minor, Lonnie;
this is timesheet of personal becoming
and invention in the very best sense.

"I am alone with the fulsomeness of it'
is perfect.

John
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 6/30/2011
A most compelling way of "looking" at writer's block it seems to me. Well done, Lonnie. Love and peace to you,

Regis

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The Gospel According to Lilith: Fantasy (10) free audio chapters) & Videos

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Love: Its Wonderments, Sufferings and Consumations (Free Audio Samples-41)

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Letters From the Earth: Faint Hopes and Lamentations

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Politics, Poetry and Love in the Obama Age

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The Obama Chronicles: Stories From the Heartland

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