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Ode to a Struggling Poet

I recently had my students write an ode and thought I should be a good role model, so I’m sharing the poem I wrote for their assignment with the open link for d’Verse Poets today.

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cross it out
try again and
hit a wall–
take a break
go for a walk,
out in nature
go in search
of inspiration;
today’s Muse
is reclusive.

yet when she
comes, the words,
the words flow
like waves to
the shore–
the heart’s meter
the beat of
a poem,
the perfect breath
of harmony
etched in writing
flowing across
the white page.

16 thoughts on “Ode to a Struggling Poet

  1. I’ve hit many walls lately…then thoughts came in trickles and then job done.
    Your ode is very accurate.
    Kind regards
    Anna :o]

  2. So often my words flow in waves in the middle of the night. I call them midnight epiphanies, and have begun to keep a notebook by my bedside to record them, as they are often gone by morning. What lucky students to be introduced to the joy of the written word!

  3. The infinity of an empty page can be so daunting! Prompts are so good, especially challenging ones. Whenever I feel resistance to a prompt, I know there will be a good poem in there if I just relax the resistance

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