Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Poetry for Writers
Every writer stumbles upon a day--
after vials of blood spilt on the page,
thousands of conjured dreams,
hours spent gazing at empty space,
and notebooks scrawled with notes and queries--
When the sentence arrives and the verdict says
This Book Will Not Do.
And when that day comes, the writer
picks up her stunned heart,
sets the notebooks aside,
grips her pen again,
and trusts that the God of inspiration
will not mind another desperate plea.
Because when a book Will Not Do,
She has no choice
But to slay a few more trees
And write another.