Punctuated Tight – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Following through from Monday’s dVerse challenge on writer’s block, which is an interesting topic, and a less interesting experience, though mine have been few and very short lived.

Photo: found at writersroom51.com

“If you get stuck, get away from your desk. Take a walk, take a bath, go to sleep, make a pie, draw, listen to music, meditate, exercise; whatever you do don’t just stick there scowling at the problem.” Hilary Mantel

Punctuated Tight

At 7.30 something was brewing strong,
but it slid into white space at the edge of my mind,
a word intermittently blinked as my wiring fizzled,
shorting out at 7.35 and my distended sigh was a
moan of grief for the lost sentence, words, unfound,
blurring into the grey distance , my muse was mute
lost in a deep, foggy, field somewhere, I don't know
where, no scheme or rhyme occurred, no stanza
arose, I was punctuated tight and ungrammared long,
the full-stop appeared as a welcome revelation,
that all had ceased, my literary boat becalmed.

Copyright 2021 ©Paul Vincent Cannon
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Filed under awareness, Free Verse, poem, quote, writing

24 responses to “Punctuated Tight – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. That’s how I felt last night when trying to stop worrying snd couldn’t sleep

    Sent from my iPhone


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  2. I love this, I am often without words and am green with envy for those who are not 🐸, this is wonderful advice pvcann! 🙂

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  3. When my literary wiring fizzles, I flip the circuit breaker so I don’t burn down the house and go to bed.

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  4. Oh, when that thought comes, that fantastic phrase… and then, before you can capture it, fizzles out. *sigh* Very relatable, Paul 🙂

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  5. Here its all done by WIFI. Lol But i always have to re-adjust the frequency. 😉 xx Michael

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  6. Charis Counselling

    I love the imagery in this poem


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