Undeterred

Thanks to the cafe’s Donna Matthews who, this week, invites us to …write about something that scares you, but you’d be willing to try.

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Poet’s Biggest Fear

He thinks that hanging out with the fictionauts and the prosers might damage his poetry. He’s afraid of writing a nightmare.

These days, instead of concentrating on linebreaks and imagery, he worries about commas and semicolons; thinks in dependent clauses; ponders parallel constructions and parenthetical prepositional phrases.

He fears his final draft will not sing; will only provide sedation.

A minstrel’s nightmare
—vanished versification—
Pick up the pen. Write.

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Go Dog Go Café
~ Haibun Wednesday ~
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Haibun

3 thoughts on “Undeterred

  1. Very relatable. Though I rarely re-write or edit after the first drafts. I don’t worry so much about the Grammar Police. If they can’t enjoy for the sake of enjoyment then they need another profession besides picking on poets.

    I just fly by the seat of my pants… or pen. 😉
    Yep… just ‘Write On!’

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