The Four Stages – #Poetry #Inspired

After a wonderful review of my poetry book, Poetic RITUals, Lucy Mitchell, of BlondeWriteMore blog fame (she is too funny, you must follow her!) she mentioned to me that she had been searching for inspiring pietry aimed at writers and creative types… words that may inspire and help nudge you through the tough writerly moments we go through…

ISn’t that just wonderful? ❤

Now, I can’t magic up a whole book but it got me thinking, and I penned a little Etheree quartet, dedicated to my fave Blonde, Lucy, and all the writers out there!

The Four Stages

Right now
The need to type
I feel them coming
Ideas multiply
Fingers fly across the keys
Story seeds blossom into trees
A book the world will all want to read
Thousands of words reaching a crescendo
It’s gone
I’ve lost it
My story thread
No ideas flow
Inspiration has run dry
All my dreams come crashing down
I’ll never be a best seller
Should I delete the whole sorry lot?
No one will ever want to read this stuff
Just maybe
I can do this
My book could happen
Someone might just like it
Plot twists thicken in my mind
Endings start to come together
Put the book down; get the keyboard out
It’s time to make my book dream come to life
Typing fast
Renewed vigour
Finish is in sight
I almost can’t keep up
Words tumble onto my screen
Loose ends seem to come together
Tying up the story completely
Breathe… and finally type those words… ‘The End’
  Ritu 2019
There is my inspiration for this verse… Lovely Lucy, alongside my dear friend, His Geoffleship!

39 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Opinionated Man
    Apr 14, 2019 @ 15:24:46

    We gotta take that inspiration where we find it!

    Liked by 1 person


  2. Jennie
    Apr 13, 2019 @ 16:40:27

    How wonderful!

    Liked by 1 person


  3. OIKOS™-Publishing
    Apr 10, 2019 @ 22:00:34

    Well done! I love the unique shape of the lines too. 🙂 Michael

    Liked by 1 person


  4. herthoughts
    Apr 10, 2019 @ 02:46:33


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  5. Erika Kind
    Apr 09, 2019 @ 21:28:28

    Wow, great poem. Inspiring in many ways and in every line, sis!

    Liked by 1 person


  6. Marje @ Kyrosmagica
    Apr 09, 2019 @ 21:18:56

    I think I recognise myself in there! Lol.

    Liked by 1 person


  7. Annette Rochelle Aben
    Apr 09, 2019 @ 14:33:21

    Pretty cool! You MUST be a writer… (wink wink)

    Liked by 1 person


  8. syl65
    Apr 09, 2019 @ 13:57:11

    Almost like the four seasons of a writer. Great take Sister 💜

    Liked by 1 person


  9. H.R.R. Gorman
    Apr 09, 2019 @ 13:22:17

    The ‘Blank’ verse was so right on the dot! Lol!

    Liked by 1 person


  10. Dan Antion
    Apr 09, 2019 @ 12:17:04

    Pretty good summation. Ooops, now I lost my train of thought.

    Liked by 1 person


  11. TanGental
    Apr 09, 2019 @ 08:05:16

    ha, nicely done though could you find a pic of me looking more camp?! Sorry wasn’t this about me?!!

    Liked by 1 person


  12. foodzesty
    Apr 09, 2019 @ 06:20:34

    🙂 Just followed the blog you mentioned 🙂 Thanks Ritu!!! have a great day 🙂

    Liked by 1 person


  13. pranabaxom
    Apr 09, 2019 @ 06:20:20

    Where are those huge glasses?

    Liked by 1 person


  14. Lucy Mitchell
    Apr 09, 2019 @ 06:18:23

    That’s made my Tuesday – wow!!! I love it 😍

    Liked by 1 person


  15. robbiesinspiration
    Apr 09, 2019 @ 05:15:57

    Excellent, Ritu. You left out the editing though:
    The editing goes on and on,
    The same mistakes, will I ever learn
    I sit and type and type and sit
    Until I’m hypnotised by it
    Will this thankless task ever end
    or will it drive me around the bend
    Will my mind ever again wander to
    Fantastic lands reserved for few.

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