Empty Bowl

Laying out the words from the creative void
Drawing everything out from voices destroyed
Digging deeper holes hollowing out the devoid
Trying to stay calm while being annoyed

© 2011 Michael Yost

http://poetryblogroll.blogspot.com/2011/07/poetry-pnatry-is-now-open-60.html?showComment=1312120651234#c8905594779771656523

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20 responses to “Empty Bowl

  1. hmmm a bit of frustration as well noted in the process, but I like the purge 🙂

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    • Don’t know what happened to my original response… but I found creative void out there as the new way of saying writer’s block…. Worked well in the poem I thought.

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  2. you know what i find very interesting in this short poem? the frequency of the “oy” sound. and it gives me a feeling of a trampoline, as if first dipping my hearing into nothingness and then throwing it up-high into ether. very interesting effect!

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  3. Sorry your bowl ended up empty–but see, you can even write about that–not so empty after all.

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    • I seen this and thought about it before I wrote the poem,” Mold clay to form a bowl; It is the empty space which makes the bowl useful.” 11 chapter in the Tao.

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  4. Very cool! I love the Tao–so very true. Thanks, Michael–for sharing that.

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  5. That’s an interesting site, Michael. I spent some time there looking around. Thanks!

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  6. Yep… I have days like this – too many actually.

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  7. sometimes we just need to step back, and do something else….
    in calling my muse to write, i just let it be… i have faith it will come…

    happy sunday

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  8. yes calm is difficult when annoyed…best to you..bkm

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  9. Yep, been there myself! You’ve captured the sometimes painful creative process very well in these lines.

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  10. Loved your comment on my poem today Michael. (hugs)
    this is a great poem you wrote.

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