Thursday, October 04, 2012

Harvesting Lesson


Shake the word tree.
Again.

Again,
harder.

Peer up through
the branches,

“what’s sticking
them up there?”

Stop trying.

Take a seat
in its shade,

relax your gaze,


daydream…



bonk!

[Written for http://withrealtoads.blogspot.com/2012/10/words-count-with-mama-zen.html - Thanks!]

34 comments:

  1. ha that is exactly how it happens....chase the words too much and they are elusive....relax and they will find you...very true...

    hope you are doing well sir

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    1. Thanks, doing well, my friend.

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  2. Lesson: If you try to hard, nothing happens. You just can't force the words.

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    1. On Bukowksi's stone, it reads "Don't Try."

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  3. Exactly right! It's a paradox-the more you try, the fewer results you get! So frustrating!

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    1. Just be - and let the gift do the heavy lifting.

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  4. Lovely laughter bubbled up out of ME! I must have gotten bonked. Truly a masterpiece on the creative process!

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    1. Laughter is the one response that can't be faked (says Rabbi Lenny), so I appreciate that.

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  5. daydreaming under the word tree is a good thing..could easily be that one or two poems fall down ya know...smiles

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    1. My writing is a combination of luck, words and gravity.

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  6. Love the bonk at the end.

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    1. "That's what she said." (Sorry, was watching "The Office".)

      Thanks, life gives me little (and sometimes not so little) wake up calls.

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  7. That's so true, and how fun with a 'bonk' at the end. ;-)

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    1. I agree, there's nothing like a fun bonk to wake one up!

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  8. This is so true! Made me smile, Mosk!

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  9. Oh, YES. Exactly.

    de

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  10. A wonderfully poetic vision of the conflict that is writer's block.

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    1. My writer's block has a nose and two ears. Thanks.

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  11. Funny... I know exactly what that bonk feels like (haven't felt it much myself lately).

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    1. I remember it too - from long ago and faraway.

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  12. Anonymous9:27 AM

    This is so much fun! And great advice too!!! :) Thank you!
    deb

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  13. And really all it takes is a good word bonkin' on the noggin :)

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    1. I like that: a word bonkin'.

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  14. So much fun! It's such a great example of how trying to shake the words loose just doesn't work.

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    1. And the last time I climbed up the tree to loose them, I felt out and injured my thesaurus.

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  15. This is a great metaphor for so many things in life, from love to spirituality - it cannot be forced. Sometimes you have to wait, to let it catch up to you.

    Thx for your support during Computer Hell Week, bruddah. And glad you liked the "P" Poetry comment, it was all for you! Love, Ameleh

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  16. conflict and resolution. the laws of desire explained. cool. aloha.

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    1. Thanks, my goal was to keep it under 30 words.

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  17. Oh, ain't it the truth?

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  18. LOL.... And no doubt an 'ouch' too ;)

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