The Writer's Plight (Virginia Woolf)

The Writer's Plight (Virginia Woolf)

A Poem by Jesse W.

I could be pretty in dim candlelight
When the moon is high and the sun is down
Beauty enhanced by radiant starlight
Made up and ready for a night on the town

But darkness digs deep underneath my eyes
Multiple candles enhance the blank page
Pen in hand, ready for the next surprise
Imagination takes the center stage!

I write through the night to combat my plight
Pen to ink, ink to page, till dawn's first light

© 2016 Jesse W.



Author's Note

Jesse W.
Small tribute to all us writers who sacrifice sleep and social lives to pour our essence onto the page. Written with Virginia Woolf in mind.

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Jesse, really enjoyed this poem. Putting word to page is frustrating, rewarding, tedious and fulfilling. Very good imagery in describing dressed for a night on the town then shifting gears to all night writing. You are as good at poetry as story telling. Nice work. Richie B.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Jesse W.

1 Year Ago

Thank you so much, Richie, I know this plight very well and I'm convinced most of us on this website.. read more



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Definitely shows your passion towards writing. Interesting read, well done.

Posted 11 Months Ago


Love this. Great word choices.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Jesse W.

1 Year Ago

Thank you so much! :D
this poem is just so overwhelming to read! amazing! :)

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Jesse W.

1 Year Ago

The whole writing process can be quite overwhelming, so I'm glad I managed to convey that sense :) T.. read more
Wow...this is awesome Jesse...a fav from you...the process all too real and visceral...lures and connects...brilliant :)

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Jesse W.

1 Year Ago

Thanks so much, Poppy :) This one is one of my favorites that I've ever written :)
Jesse, really enjoyed this poem. Putting word to page is frustrating, rewarding, tedious and fulfilling. Very good imagery in describing dressed for a night on the town then shifting gears to all night writing. You are as good at poetry as story telling. Nice work. Richie B.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Jesse W.

1 Year Ago

Thank you so much, Richie, I know this plight very well and I'm convinced most of us on this website.. read more
Loved it!
Virginia would be proud!
Keep it up!!

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Jesse W.

1 Year Ago

:D Thanks Emily, I appreciate it!

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Added on March 19, 2016
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Tags: candlelight, writer, dark, story, poetry

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