Saturday, January 06, 2007


My mind's arms
flail about in search of a tool to
pry open Creativity's Caponian vault.

Laid open the vault contains only
inexact sentence fragments too coarse to hold
aloft, to be deemed worthy of admiration.

No, my Creativity lies wasted like
diseased, arthritic bones with their
marrow sucked dry.

But Creativity never really dies, instead
arthritic, marrow-dry coarseness waits
to be healed, watered, refined,

This week's psuedo-angst filled poem inspired by the words:


Words courtesy of. . .

Word Beads is a weekly writing meme. The challenge is to string the week's five chosen "words below with other words of your choosing to fashion a sentence, several sentences, a paragraph, several paragraphs, a poem, or even a short story." The word sets are generated automatically by a Perl script which draws words at random from a list of approximately 9,000 English words.


allrileyedup said...

Wasn't Thoreau's plan to suck the marrow out of life? I believe that puts your creativity on par with discovering that you have lived.

Translation of my clumsy lit reference: Your creativity sounds far from wasted.

daisies said...

oh wow ~ incredible!! and exactly where my thoughts were this morning ~ your creativity is inspiring!!

atypical said...

I love this.

It also sounds like our creative impulses are traveling in tandem.


Pendullum said...

Simply Beautiful...

Alpha Dogma said...

Job well done, Lady Lue.
I thought your angst was sincere, not pseudo.
This is meant as a complement though it could be mis-interpreted to the contrary.

ewe are here said...

Word Beads. Wow. Very cool.

Mary-LUE said...

Everyone... aw shucks! Thanks ever so much for the compliments.

Alpha Dogma: I called it pseudo angst because while I was wrestling with my creativity, it did seem a wee bit melodramatic. I didn't want anyone feeling the need to light a prayer candle on my behalf or anything! ;)

Aliki2006 said...

I love the word beads!

PeanutButtersMum said...

wow. you did really well with those words. i'm sure i wouldn't do as well!

love the family portrait slide-show, by the way!

meredith said...

I wish I had more control over my creativity that seems to do whatever it wants with a mind of it's own....
I like your word beads :)

Kristen said...

Awesome... sounds exactly like I've been feeling, too.