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.



Anonymous said...

LOVE it! Clyde

PGS said...

Angie that is so well said--and true. Beautiful!

Anonymous said...

well done.

Gail Griner Golden at Gail-Friends said...

I've known that pain...well said, Angie

poetica in silentium said...

I turned my first rejection letter into a poem.

Well said, Angie!

Anonymous said...

You are so talented. Thanks for reminding us--we're not in the rejection dept. alone; nor is that dept. the end of the line!

Mary Kay

Mocha with Linda said...

Wow. I could feel this even though I'm not an author.