Black Poetry : help me out

Discussion in 'Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On!' started by rahstagal, Feb 11, 2004.

  1. rahstagal

    rahstagal Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I'm falling, I need help. I know you guys have had your bad times so to speak.. lol I've been having writers block, so my post have became extinct, but help me out.. give me some advice as to how to catch myself.....
     
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    Hey sister,

    Yeah, we all go through rough times and writer's block, so you're definitely not alone. When I find no words coming to me, I just sit there with a blank notebook in front of me and start putting down whatever pops into mind. Whether it's a word, a sentence, or a paragraph. Whether it connects the thoughts or not. Just anything. Something may eventually take hold and you may start to flow, but if not, you're still doing good cause you're getting some of the thoughts that may be bugging you out of your head and setting them free.

    At least it works for me.

    G
     
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    well....
    writers block is writers block...unfortunately

    but my rule of thumb is to "read more than I write"...
    (newspapers, magazines, and the poets that have influenced your work the most,
    particularly...the greats, for me that would be neruda, millay etc.)

    and brainstorming techniques....

    take time to meditate and absorb your surroundings.../observation

    the more substance that is input / the more inspiration will flow

    hope your poetic hiatus ends soon... :wink:
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    i feel u the way i beat the block
    is reading others work and replying
    as i do i go deep into the scribe and
    mentally just flow in it and it just keep going
    as ya flow rise back it's not that i never fall
    just hard for me to hit da block coz i reply & read so much
    this helps me stay on top of the water ...try it !
     
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    rahstagal Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    wow, now I really know that I have family here on Destee.com

    Gempis, Rich And wonderful Angelicsage thanks for the advice it has been taken...

    Praise
     
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    write poetry about writer's block.
     
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    deepy going above and beyond PREMIUM MEMBER

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    all the above work...and know that life is circular...so you will be coming round once again...to quote a poem of mine..
    a weird feeling...but it will pass...keep reading..going to museums and galleries, theatre and music...all will eventually help you MOVE
     
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    Randee Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    i find that i can't write when i am trying not to feel something, so i write a letter to myself to figure out how I am feeling.
     
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    this is a good one indeed ..write about writer blocks..:)how you mind is block and it will unlock..feeling you on this
    Peace
    BlueWater:heart:
     
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    This may sound crazy,but, I feel there is no such thing as writers block...Why? Because in an effort to write that perfect verse we tend to end up working against ourselves...Just write...initially it doesn't have to be perfect or make sense, yuo can go back and edit. you just want to get your pen moving. trust me the rest will come. Also remember this;

    "life is one big muse"

    take a look around. everything you see can be written about; the front door, the floor, events, etc. everything is open for your poetical palette. Pull out your paintbrush poet and stroke.

    blak
     
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