My Mind is blank


The ink is black,

The page is white,

My poetic vision is stagnant,

I'm struggling to write.

Is it the difficult day job that has made my mind blank?

My period, has this made my creative thoughts stale?

Still I endeavour with the poetic process,

I will write an incredible poem without fail.

  • Author: FineBul (Pseudonym) (Offline Offline)
  • Published: May 17th, 2019 03:29
  • Comment from author about the poem: Sometimes we poets can struggle to find inspiration to write. Here are my thoughts.
  • Category: Unclassified
  • Views: 15


  • Caleb.A

    Yes you will my friend! The struggle of working a 9-5 whilst trying to feed your writers hand - great piece.

    • FineB

      Hello Caleb,

      Thanks for reading. I am very honoured.

      Keep the creative process going and keep writing of course.

    • Michael Edwards

      You will, you will. Often when my brain goes numb something is seen or heard that gives inspiration - usually something that others wouldn't recognise.

      • FineB

        Hello Michael.

        Thanks for reading and for your encouragement. Hope the Open studio show went well?

        Keep writing Fine B

        • Michael Edwards

          Yes very successful with quite a few sales and a couple of commissions - but it was hard work.

        • orchidee

          You could always write an invisible poem in white ink. It could go on for, ooh, about 5,437 verses. Of course, no-one will be able to see it - and so no one will know when they've reached the end of it! heehee. If I do a 'Notice of Absence' it will say 'Gone to the Mad House!'

          • FineB

            Hi Orchidee,

            Thanks for your words of encouragement.

            White ink poem on the invisible man perhaps?

            I'll think of something to write.

            Take care and keep on writing.


          • dusk arising

            FineB let it ride. You dont have to write. Sometimes we poets are not inspired. I have had a long dry spell and i take it as it comes.
            Don't feel you HAVE to write, just write when you feel like it. Unless you get paid by the word or line.

            • FineB

              Hello Dusk Arising,

              Thank you for your words of encouragement. I hope that your dry spell is over and that you have been inspired to write?

              Keep writing Fine B

            • Goldfinch60

              Those words can be hard to write sometimes but it is surprising what happenings in your life can trigger a torrent of words.
              As you say, Keep writing.

              • FineB

                Hello Goldfinch60.


                In our lives what moves us and happens to us is indeed rich material for our poetry.

                Keep writing Fine B

              • Neville

                we all have blank page days.. I most certainly do... and here, you have more than adequately summed up that uncomfortable situation and associated feelings and thoughts up...... Have a great day FineB .... Neville

                • FineB

                  Hello Neville,

                  Many thanks for reading.

                  Ever since I wrote this I certainly have been in full flow with the creative process.

                  Keep writing

                  • Neville

                    can but try.... N

                  • Fay Slimm.

                    An engaging read of your present stagnation yet positive outcome Your blank mind will soon be buzzing with words again friend - we all have these drifts into scribeless days.

                    • FineB

                      Hello Fay,

                      Many thanks for reading and for your words of encouragement.

                      Keep writing

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