While My Pencil Gently Weeps.

While My Pencil Gently Weeps.

A Poem by Relic

Writer's Block

I'm a writer in a room with nothing to write
while my muse slumbers softly in cryogenic flight.
My vast acute insight has suddenly transformed 
into slivers of flat lines pitifully malformed.

Were a vineyard my words, I'd be sipping on wine
from a glass always filled with a sweet tasting line.
But the vines have dried up, and all turned grey,
so until my muse wakes, I have nothing to say. 





“writing about a writer's block is better than not writing at all” 
― Charles BukowskiThe Last Night of the Earth Poems

© 2018 Relic



Author's Note

 Relic
My writer's block has been a constant road block. I tried making an even syllable count in each line but it didn't work out. Whatever. :)

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I think this is awesome. I've had my share of nights talking to paper with little to say. Rambling takes on an art of its own though useless really haha. It's still healing in its own way. I'd suggest you hold onto the ones that seem empty. Sometimes looking back they speak louder than yourealized

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

 Relic

3 Years Ago

You could be right about that. Thanks for taking the time to read this. You know it's appreciated.



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Your muse is right there my friend this poem says it all

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


I would say you found your muse in this one. And the juices are starting to overflow and come alive again. As this was poetry in motion. 😊

Posted 5 Months Ago


 Relic

5 Months Ago

I appreciate your thoughts, Dee, thanks.
You are right. Writing about anything ... even about writer's block , is better than writing nothing. From Your pen only perfection flows ... this is a lovely poem. Iam sure soon the vines will turn green and produce luscious fruit once more.

Posted 5 Months Ago


 Relic

5 Months Ago

Thank you, Mrudula.
I like this a lot! The picture of the typewriter is beautiful.

Posted 7 Months Ago


 Relic

7 Months Ago

Thank you, Donna.
I have had my share of writing blocks, and of both successful and unsuccessful attempts of trying to shake one off.... :( sounds like you were successful here.....
(Ps I feel rhyming poems are the best way of writing your way out of a writer's block-- just an observation...)

Also, i like the golden typewriter in the pic..its beauty seems to mock every writer facing a writer's block......
(Ha..that rhymes. )

Posted 7 Months Ago


 Relic

7 Months Ago

lol It does. Thank you very much, MFD. :)
well done Relic, I like it.
perhaps little George inspiration

Posted 9 Months Ago


 Relic

9 Months Ago

Thank you, RW.
Great job on this . Overall a very impressive piece.

Posted 11 Months Ago


 Relic

11 Months Ago

Thanks Sean. :)
Absolutely beautiful and very true. :)

Posted 1 Year Ago


 Relic

1 Year Ago

Thank you Purple Witch. I appreciate the review. :)
This is amazing. And I swear I mean it. The words are like honey on my tongue and I can relate greatly to writers block but never could I write something as simply beautiful as this.

Posted 1 Year Ago


 Relic

1 Year Ago

Thank you very much.
we are as writers never dry,just not inspired

Posted 1 Year Ago


 Relic

1 Year Ago

I agree, thanks Wordman.

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