Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Lost



What can I write about?
What can I write about?
Did my brain turn to mush?
Did all smart thought leave my brain?

I know they're in there.
They were there Sunday during #iaedchat.
People even commented and favorited
Things that I said!
And I had ideas to write about then.

I know there were thoughts in there
Yesterday--an ice day here in Iowa.
I chatted with people on Twitter
Watched the book awards online.
I had things to say about books!

I had things to write about the power of a thank-you.
I had things to write about Chloe.
I had things to write about teaching.
I had things to write about the grandkids.

But they're gone now.

Where'd they go?

All that's left are
Wandering Words
with
No connections
To my life.

11 comments:

  1. I know that feeling! I can take a walk with Max and think of all sorts of things to write about and by the time we get back home - poof those thoughts are gone. I think you can add all the above to your writer's notebook for some writing ideas in March!

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  2. I know the feeling, my friend. I tend to use my phone to snap a picture to help me remember something I want to write about. I love the image of wandering words.

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  3. I think the word is "stumped" or "bereft" & some days it happens. Sometimes I believe my words are all used up. I love the way you said this, Deb. I imagine you had great things for us to hear, too! Next time!

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  4. Wandering words...now I know what to call this syndrome when it hits!

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  5. Your slice is easy to connect to. I believe that all slicers have experienced something similar in one form or another. I sometimes think that the Black Hole or Permuda Triangle suck in the necessary words (together with socks and teaspoons)

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  6. It wasn't wandering at all. I hope I can share this with my kiddos...because we all feel that way sometimes. Gathering them in this poem is an awesome idea. I'm starting to worry about March...I know that I shouldn't. Last year I actually approached with confidence. This year...hmmm. Xo

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  7. I am with Tara...wandering words syndrome! Except I don't think you really have it. Your words can still resonate with us! That is what writers do :-)

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  8. You manage to write eloquently about writing nothing. It is a mystery to me how you manage this. I sometimes feel just like this--like I am chasing yesterday's inspiration.

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  9. The words will come back (most likely in the middle of the night when you should be sleeping)! They always do.

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  10. My thoughts exactly! And today too -- I usually write Monday evenings, but I had nothing. So I waited until this morning. Still nothing. And then those wandering words made their way into a poem in my head and I jumped online to write about basically nothing. But my thoughts??? Being able to write about nothing and connect with so many is talent. Genius, right?

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  11. I was so there last week. Didn't end up slicing, then felt bad about it all week. Sort of felt like I didn't have anything to say today, but made myself sit down and try, and somehow the words came. Warming up for March…

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