release some of the pressure,
let the steam of words blow
rising like mist
falling droplets of thought
You can make room for new
if you drain your brain
Lots of poetic devices in action here, as well as good advice. Thanks syl for the image!
Clearing is a must.
I am a firm believer in the William Stafford practice of daily writing. His practice isn’t unique, of course, but that’s the guy who got me to pay attention and spread some ink everyday.
When I’m in writing mode (as opposed to finishing grad school mode, or rehearsing for a play mode, or recovery mode 🙂 ) I aim for a measly 500 words a day. I can always talk myself into writing 500 words, and it usually ends up turning into more.
Yeah, I don’t care if it’s only one sentence. And I follow Mr. Stafford’s advice when it’s not going well: “lower your expectations”
Adjusting for a realistic outcome?
Sounds like sense to me!
Plenty of thoughts standing in line, waiting to be used. We have to release some when we can. Awesome, Shawn!
Awesome piece ,Shawn 🙂
Thank you, Abhisek.