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An early evening poem for Poetry Friday

It has been a busy day, full of house cleaning, and errands involving banks and cleaners and libraries and such, followed by an early Chinese takeout meal (thanks for the idea, writerjenn!) so that my sweetheart could make it to his evening tai chi class on time. Given my overall achiness and the specific soreness of my right knee, I opted to stay home. And put on my jammies. Hence the userpic.

Here is a wee poem from my poetry diary. It is a small thing, but I rather like it.

On days like this,
I wonder if
being content
might just prevent
someday success
as author(ess).

Not that I believe that one needs to suffer in order to create art, but there are days that are happy ones that seem to get in the way of the creative process. (I suppose there are days that are miserable that do the same thing, come to think of it.)

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kellyrfineman
Mar. 10th, 2014 08:22 pm (UTC)
It was delicious. The fortunes in the cookies were of the "not actually fortunes, and slightly inapplicable to anyone's life" variety, however.
angeladegroot
Mar. 10th, 2014 03:29 pm (UTC)
On occasion I've wondered the same thing - if instead of relaxing on the sofa reading a book, I spent more time writing, would I be closer to "success." Maybe, maybe not. But I do believe we need the down time to refill the creative well.
kellyrfineman
Mar. 10th, 2014 08:24 pm (UTC)
Success is whatever we think it is, though, right? Perhaps being well-balanced and taking time to read and relax is what success really is. Certainly anything that involves lots of toiling away at things you don't like to do might not be "success", even if it leads to a large paycheck?
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