Monday, June 15, 2015

Let it not be said....

                                                                                    Artist: Vincent van Gogh (1882)
Image: Man Holding his Head in Frustration (here)
(Kroller Mueller Museum)

MLMM's given words:
delve tonight murky reservoir marinate commission stricture dregs frame tape lurid 
magniloquent (speaking or expressed in a lofty or grandiose style; pompous;bombastic; boastful.)

Let it not be said
That to delve into it
tonight will make it turn murky
That the reservoir of knowledge
allowed to marinate overnight
should turn sour

Let it not be said
That a stricture that narrow
can commission dregs
of worry framed and taped
That all in lurid details blown
magniloquent for
all to ogle gleefully

Let it not be said
That Writer's Block is that crippling
That one needs a diversion!

It is stressful but surmountable
and deserves a fair hearing.

Note: To overcome or to get over it one
solution is to go to Magnetic Poetry (here)

For Georgia's hosting at MLMM's Wordle #65 and
Kerry's at Tuesday Platform at Real Toads


  1. Wow Hank that 2nd stanza brilliantly expressed!

    Yves aka mindlovemisery

  2. Ha. I dont believe in writer's block. It's all in the writer's head.
    A diversion may be just the thing to get the mind quieted enough to find the words.

  3. Such an evocative picture.. there are many things to drive one to despair but not so frustrating as writer's block.

  4. Writer's block is something we none of us would wish to encounter.. an excellent poem :D

  5. I wonder about writing's block.. usually I think frustration of other kinds drive us to writer's block I think...

  6. Writer's block , really frustrating!

  7. Oh my word. This is incredible!

  8. Anyone who can think up a word like ":magniloquent" has no need to fear writer's block. Loved this, Hank!

  9. Ilike the near rhyme of crippling and hearing which helps to undercut what seemed insurmountable anguish.

  10. No writers block ever for me, probably because I'm crazy

  11. Hah! Writer's Block! I have experienced it, but never briefly. When it falls upon me I am enshrouded for weeks... months. Your poem is such an attractive telling of a completely unattractive period for writers.

  12. What a unique look at this topic and I love that last line especially :-)

  13. Writer's block..the dreaded no man's land. You definitely didn't suffer from it with this stellar piece.