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Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Writers Block

The pen felt odd in my hand, as I scribbled feverishly in the old leather-bound notebook my grandfather had left behind. I glanced down at the slightly yellowed page; the indigo ink had smeared from the perspiration my hand had left. I wiped my brow and looked again at what I had so hastily written:

Sometimes I wake to watch you sleep
To see the angles fall like rain
That rest by your side
And feel your warm breath against my chest
The look of peace upon your face
And distant yet familiar smile….

The ennui seemed to have permiated my very being. I stared again, at the clumsy words, but nothing more would come.


Blogger Pallavi said...

I love writing on a paper with a fountain pen... Today its mostly banging on the keyboard... Yeah writing sometimes seems to be an effort.. but one should not lose touch..

those words.. sounds so romantic..
Suits the weather here in Bangalore.. just the right time to get romantic... :) SIGH

5:19 AM

Blogger Lorena said...

well those words were beautiful neel :) sometimes a few lines are enough.

8:49 AM

Blogger Carrie said...

that's beautiful!

so peaceful, surreal and tender. ;)

10:42 AM

Blogger DeeM said...

this is quite the pleasant surprise. no more words are needed. its delightful.

11:38 AM

Blogger gusgreeper said...

that was great neel and said lots!! :)

12:46 PM

Blogger allison said...

whom ever you wrote that for is going to be very pleased

2:59 PM

Blogger Sarah said...

why do you need more?

sometimes more just complicates things.

3:35 PM

Blogger stella said...

but it's from the heart, which makes you so beautiful

4:40 PM

Blogger gulnaz said...

that is beautiful writing indeed!

a fountain pen and a leather notebook...i can almost smell the leather and the ink...love it...the way the pen rolls over the thick paper...excellent, not quite the same with a ball pen.

4:13 AM

Blogger venus said...

you give me an image of classic, old times with yellow pages bound in leather case, indigo ink, dim lamp shade.. I was very attached to my fav fountain-pen during my school days. it was very preciousn possession for me, though inexpensive, I would buy the same make, same dark green pen with golden cover upon losing one, the blue ink marks on my fingers were marks of pride of a proud fountain-pen owner, silly that we can have trivial obsessions!

8:28 AM

Blogger Johnny Menace said...

you were out of ink.

10:00 AM

Blogger mermaid said...

It's hard to let it come naturally. At times I'm awake at 2am, sribbling something down that comes out faster than I can write/type. At other times, I've got the first part down, but it still feels incomplete, and I'm impatient to let the rest come naturally.

This is the beginning of something...hmmm...where will it go?

In the second line, did you mean 'angles' or 'angels'? You know what I like about this? There appears to be a silent peace in the one who is sleeping, as well as the one who is awake.

12:30 PM

Blogger transience said...

and that just ended your block, neel. because that was superb.

8:35 PM

Blogger boabhan sith said...

That's beautiful!

Sorry, I haven't been by lately...
I'm just distracted, LOL.
I've only got X amount of time to get XXXXX to the 10th done.

11:26 AM

Blogger Sk8RN said...

that's beautiful. the whole post - not just the poem.

10:26 PM

Blogger Neel said...

Pallavi, I agree. Thanks for the kind words.

Lorena, its just a story, I didnt actually have writers block. Thanks!

Mitz, thanks so much. How are things?

Deem, thanks very much. I needed a change.

Corrina, thank you very much. Its just a little diddy.

Allison, I wrote it for you. Kidding, I just wrote it, didnt really have anyone in mind.

2:18 PM

Blogger Neel said...

Sarah, I dont know if you have read any of the above posts, but it was just a small work of fiction.

Stella, I'm blushing. Thanks!

Gulnaz, thank you, Seems like you get it.

Venus, I totally agree. Thanks so much for your words.

Johnny, yeah, maybe i was.

Mermaid, by now you probably realize this was just a story, nothing more. It only took a few minutes to write and I didnt actually have writers block. Yes angels, I have corrected it, thanks!

Transience, No block, but thanks so much!

Boabhan, thank you. Dont worry, its nice to have you stop by when you can. I understand you are very busy.

Sk8rn, Thanks! I am glad you enjoyed it.

2:24 PM

Blogger Carrie said...

NEEL - you're ALIVE! ;) i kid...good...hope u r well!!!

8:01 PM

Blogger cedia said...

To watch those you love and know so beautiful, inside and out, is so very calming, good for the heart, mind and soul..

You wrote a beautiful piece that need no more words.

8:50 PM

Blogger Sarah said...

so.. sometimes too much complicates things. even if it's fiction!


as an artist.. you just have to know when to stop. when it's finished.


12:41 PM

Blogger Kat said...

Reading this reminds me of afamous graphic designers quote "less is more". This is beautiful!
Was just blog hopping and came across this!

3:47 AM

Blogger Natasha said...

block or not, it's pretty sexy!

8:21 PM

Blogger Neel said...

mitzzee, yes, just barely hanging on. i feel crappy.

cedia, thanks so much... you are too kind!

6:04 PM

Blogger Neel said...

sarah, yes they do. when i draw i have diffictulty finishing.

kat, thank you so much. i always am very flattered at having new readers.

natasha, thank you again.

6:06 PM

Blogger Bruce Zedima said...

Thanks for sharing - way to "Pay it Forward"!

KTF - Know the Facts!


8:50 PM

Blogger Patry Francis said...

If that's writer's block, I want some.

9:12 AM

Blogger flick said...

its a rare moment of revelation.


2:41 PM

Blogger Jyotsna said...

Hastily written words are often the most evocative and revealing..untouched feel they have..I liked these words and am glad i dropped by your blog!

9:36 PM

Blogger Natasha said...

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2:04 AM

Blogger Neel said...

Bruce, I have no idea what you are talking about.

Patry Francis, you are so sweet, you know how to make a guy feel good.

Flick, thank you very much.

Jyotsna, thank you very much, you are very eloquent.

4:09 AM

Blogger Neel said...

Hey Jaxe, if you see this, this is my last creative post. you can see by the number of comments that it doesnt appeal to everyone.

4:10 AM


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