Write on Wednesday had asked "What drains the energy from your “writing mind”? What do you do when your creative battery dies?
*Sijo is either narrative or thematic, this lyric verse introduces a situation or problem in line 1, development (called a turn) in line 2, and a strong conclusion beginning with a surprise (a twist) in line 3, which resolves tensions or questions raised by the other lines and provides a memorable ending. 3 lines of 14-16 syllables.
When I'm feeling sad or hurt I find it very hard to be creative. It's only after the negativity has stopped dominating every thought in my head, that I can write again. Forgiveness opens up the flood gates of feelings, but it's the prompts of my writing club's that pushes me forward. I take the residue of pain and use that prompt to write, heal and move on. I find that when a piece is close to my heart the readers can feel my writing. I once had my daughter get angry at me when she became a new mother. She did not return my calls for a month of my TK's life. That pain came out in a powerful poem thats emotion even surprised me. When I have written a piece close to my heart, good or bad, they are my favorites.
http://mylifeasawarrior.blogspot.com/2006/04/power-they-hold.html That poem to my daughter. I was just learning poetry and someday I might edit but not yet.
Photo from Dave's rose garden, taken by him.