Following My Muse

Muse Bradbury Quote

I used to think that I needed inspiration to write poetry, to make art, to create something.  

Lately, I have been rather uninspired, waiting for the feelings to rush over me so I could make something out of them.  But, feelings don’t work that way…you can’t will them or force them to come, as much as you can’t tame and control them when they do.  The past few weeks, I have been allowing my feelings to “be”, to come and go, no resistance, no judgment…while easier said than done.

And so it is with inspiration.

I have been writing new poetry.  The words come slowly, sometimes I need to wait for them.  All this is new to me,  I am so used to just pouring my feelings out, channeling them into my writing.  Yet, I am evolving and so is my poetry.  I am learning to relish the sweet anticipation of what is to come…

My writing is a reflection of me, of my soul, I breathe life into my words.

Right now there is mostly silence inside, some waves, but no turbulence, this too is new.  I am riding the waves, and every once in a while, the words bubble up inside and I catch them with my pen.

I am letting my MUSE guide me, she knows where I am going…