Soulful Sunday is our way of ignoring the writer’s block and all other excuses and issues that stop us from writing. Yet, my mind is revolving around this nagging topic which has been taking over my creative spirits of late.
I don’t know if it writer’s block or words just dried up in me, but the fact is I’m not able to write poetry. It’s been more than two weeks since I wrote a decent poem. I wrote one last week, but it didn’t satisfy me.
Sometimes I think words are abandoning me. I am repeating the same thoughts again and again. Imposter Syndrome gets hold of me and I feel not very great.
Maybe instead of thinking as ‘I am not able to write poetry anymore’ it might be helpful if I thought ‘We are on a break’. After all, I did write quite a lot of poems this year. Would you believe that? In the months of May, June, and July I wrote at least one poem a day. That was the time I used to wake up at 5 in the morning, do my yoga routine, finish my morning pages, and sit and write a piece of poem and fiction before it turned 6. Some of the poems and fiction I publish now are from those earlier days when I used to write first thing in the morning.
Perhaps, that kind of disciplined writing is what I am lacking. Instead of accusing words of abandoning me, I should try to make friends with them again by opening a window of my time and waiting for them with a pen and paper.
Well, Let me do that.
Written for #SoulfulSunday, an exercise to nourish our creative side, by listening to a 10 minute guided meditation followed by 10 minutes of writing, formulated by Esha and supported by Shilpa and yours truly on Sunday at 7 pm IST.
You are welcome to join this meditative writing session!