Where do you find inspiration to write?
Today Donna asked a similar question in her blog (link in my blogroll at right) and my reply came in poetic form. I had fun writing the poem so now I am posting it here so maybe you can get a chuckle out of it, too. I hope you enjoy it. 🙂 And, btw, where DO you find inspiration to write?
Inspiration Is Where You Find It
My deadline’s coming up too fast
I cannot think, my muse flew past
and I am left bereft and dry –
so much I cannot even cry!
What shall I do, where can I look?
I’ll scrub a floor, or should I cook?
How can I find what isn’t there? …
I know! I’ll sort my underwear!
But that will lead to “need to shop”
Dainties I’ll buy until I drop.
What then? will I inspired now be? …
Or maybe I should just have tea.
But look, it’s such a lovely day
to go a-walking while I pray
that out there I will find my clue
for what to write, then start anew.
How sweet the breeze that calms my mind,
as Nature’s beauty brings a kind
of peace to me that takes away
the stress of having naught to say.
I listen now and breathe it in
I listen more … such peace within.
Fresh new ideas start to stir
Great words and thoughts all in a blur.
So fast they come, so fast I write
I really must be quite a sight
As I now quickly write words down
Out on the street in my nightgown.
What can I say? The need arose
to find my muse where’er she goes
Today she took a Nature walk
And I’m again a laughingstock.
Pacing, mumbling, brow in furrows
Thoughts now scrambling from deep burrows.
Neighbours knowing, gathering ’round
“I am writing, don’t make a sound!
Don’t interrupt, I’m on a roll!
This will be good, it’s from my soul!
Then who stands here you soon will see
is more than I appear to be.
Inspiration is elusive,
doesn’t mean I am reclusive.”
(At least I am not standing here
In my, still-tagged, new underwear!)
Good thing that I just stayed at home …
Now, .. what was that word ..??
mumble … mumble …
scribble … scribble …
Thanks for reading, and … Creative Musings! 🙂