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This has been a weird year. I did a few poem of the month posts, but I haven't really written anything in 9-10 months. I usually go through these highly creative periods with a fallow month or two. Ive had a lot of life swings this year, but I don't feel like mining anything for poetry. 

I don't feel like writing--normally I'd soldier through--now I'm more ambivalent.

It made me think of creative cycles. Anyone else have this sort of rhythm?

Not looking for a writer's block cure, just generally curious.
The secret of poetry is cruelty.--Jon Anderson
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#2
same here, very weird year with lots of unexpected changes. i go through droughts where i don't really write anything of substance,
just scribbles or incoherent babblings that may or may not materialize into something at a later date.

lately i've been going through old poems, sifting through the muck to find something that might be worth shining up and presenting.
it's really frustrating to not write anything new. i posted a small poem the other day that i penned on the fly. three lines. nothing special. it felt good though.

but still, i wish i could plumb the depths and be rewarded. i got nothing. just...nothing. 

i'm reminded though that i do this more often than not, that i experience writing droughts every year and then miraculously, my psyche takes a shit in the back of my skull and i either have to scoop it out onto paper or actually deal with. i'd rather not do the latter, so i write  Big Grin
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I write notes for poems/fiction most every day. My cycles have to do with
completion. The piles of notes stack up. I'll make a poem of some of them.
And edit, and edit, and it's all shit. Weeks and weeks and weeks. Smile
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There are periods when I feel like writing, there are those when I dont. Havent observed if they go randomly or in cycles. My problem here is that as a Uni student, I have to do lots of reading and writing - which, on one hand, is good, for it gives me inspiration, but, on the other hand, it is quite tiring and even when the inspiration is there, the energy is deficient. However, Im trying to learn what is important in my schooling and what not and to learn selectively. Right now I do feel like writing, but I am doing prose now. I dont like starting new things when the old arent finished, so that may hinder me quite often.
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My art cycles have been identifiable for a long time. Really productive during the period of learning something new, then dwindling as I become satisfied with doing it in my head while producing nothing, then on to something that sparks my interest again. I never become an expert though I leave a few solid and interesting things in my wake.

I'm trying to hold on to writing right now, I started a madrigal today inspired by Leanne's thread but I'm trying to use the country song I wrote in my head for crow's thread.   Hysterical

I'm thinking of starting to record this stuff when i think of it so I have something to work with. I've been thinking of that for a while. Confused
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 For me, my creativity waxes and wanes. My life circumstance at the moment has given me a lot of free time, which makes it easy to fall into questionable habits and routines. I'm in college, so I focus on my schoolwork first, then I read or write. I tend to isolate, and get to that jumping off point in my life from which a creative outpouring explodes that rejuvenates me. Then I assimilate and resume my menial existence with an inkling of normalcy. I'd like to think I sort of ground my identity after a creative episode. I seem to become more integrated as a human being and evolve somehow. Like a snake shedding its skin.
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i'm just lazy i guess, i have been told that if we want to write poetry there's very little actually stopping us, and i think it holds a lot of truth. ergo i'm lazy about writing. and yes, i think it does happen in cycles i never write anything down so all i have is the moment 'cause my short term memory is shot to shit; what's this thread about? wtf is todd; oh right, anyway yeah i go through cycles rather long ones
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(11-25-2014, 07:16 PM)billy Wrote:  i'm just lazy i guess, i have been told that if we want to write poetry there's very little actually stopping us, and i think it holds a lot of truth. ergo i'm lazy about writing. and yes, i think it does happen in cycles i never write anything down so all i have is the moment 'cause my short term memory is shot to shit; what's this thread about? wtf is todd; oh right, anyway yeah i go through cycles rather long ones

too much refeer REEFER billy?
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probably; i keep seeing it as refeer instead of reefer Big Grin
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(11-25-2014, 07:34 PM)billy Wrote:  probably; i keep seeing it as refeer instead of reefer Big Grin

*cough* ugh... what was I saying again? *cough* (no sleep dammit)
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