Tuesday, April 12, 2011

The Process


PAD, Day 12. Two for Tuesday (Really?) 1. Form, I chose list. 2. Anti-form.

The Process

Pen
Pencil
Notebook

Idea
Sentence
Paragraph

Beginning
Problem
Muddle

Break
Reread
Revise

Struggle
Persevere
Eureka!

Solution
Climax
Ending

Edit
Rework
Repeat

Finish
Submit
Wait


***
Dealing with the Process

I'm excited! My hands aren't fast enough
to write the thoughts, continuous ideas
exploding from my brain.

I'm stuck. In the middle of a river
wading for my paddle that was guiding
my canoe which is floating away
with my story in it.

I'm exhilirated! The current is has been recharged,
faster and faster. I'm grasping for a branch
so I don't get carried away.

I'm satiated. Licking my lips, savoring
the last taste of a wonderful meal.
The story is complete. I want dessert.
Can I handle it?

I'm stewing. Rebrewing, redoing, rethinking.
Questioning motive and reaction and
cliche - no way!

I'm meditating. Finding patience. My joy from
acceptance anticipating. Reflecting.
Hoping my day will come and then
I'll be excited anew!

4 comments:

V.R. Leavitt said...

Great job on the poem! I'm terrible at poetry. Also dig the Snoopy cartoon. :-)

laglias said...

Hi,
I'm your newest follower. I liked this post today. There is so much to see. I will be back.
I would love you to stop into my blog at
http://theholeintheceiling.blogspot.com/
All the best,
Jane

Angela Felsted said...

Patience is the hardest, huh?

Tara Tyler said...

Thanks, guys!
V R - I love Snoopy!

Jane - thanks for following! I'm checking out yours =)

Angela - patience is my hardest, in all areas...