9.15.2012

when the cork pops

Sometimes--
Words jam,
inexplicably,
stuck, as in
a bottleneck,
pressure building,
demanding release,
uncomfortably--
But, thankfully,
something always
comes along
to relieve
the pressure--
Ah, hallelujah!
Like a fountain,
words explode
,
foaming over,
splashing,
sloshing
everywhere,
making a mess
of epic
proportions--
Until you're sick
of yourself.

Laurie asked the Real Toads to ruminate on the topic of bottlenecks.

27 comments:

  1. Definitely can identify with the bottleneck of words. The releasing of them can either be a positive or a negative. Poetry - positive. Anger at someone - probably not so much!

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  2. Unless it is champagne bubbles of course :-)
    I'm sure you wouldn't mind those overflowing.
    Love the way you write about words here.

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  3. Exactly how I feel at the moment - and no sign of the cork popping.

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  4. Has it come, the release? Hope so.
    Love.

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  5. Love it when it flows....that description was pretty sexy actually...lol. And I am alway sick of myself....its a genetic marker I think. Loved this.

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  6. Exactly! I get stuck, sometimes for weeks; and in a matter of days I write, paint, produce, create four or five pieces. It's rather magical, really. Like creating then releasing the bubbles in a dark glass bottle hidden in a cool, stone cave.

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  7. True THAT, Marion!! Lol!! Great response!

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  8. Love that cork popping. My mind of course, at the word bottleneck, is envious, as I have Thyroid Neck, such an unkind fate! hee hee.

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  9. I'm thinking of maybe adding a last line:
    "Then it starts all over again" or similar,
    because this is surely a cycle!

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  10. Marian- I can relate so well to this! It's a good mess, though, right?

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    1. it is a good mess. i wanna make a big mess!

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  11. I love the wondrous feel of water, as I read your words

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  12. Exactly! A mess? A mass of raw material! Better out than in. Maybe. I particularly like "word jam" as in log jam and
    "Ah, hallelujah!
    Like a fountain,
    words explode,
    foaming over,
    splashing,
    sloshing
    everywhere,

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  13. Before I saw Susan's comment I too had highlighted-
    "words explode,
    foaming over,
    splashing,
    sloshing
    everywhere,"

    Think that's great imagery, Marian.

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  14. as always, you hit the nail on the head. You profoundly described my outburst today.

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  15. Words can't express how much I enjoyed this, so I'll just shut up now.

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  16. hah! buncha writers, i know yinz can all relate. xoxo

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  17. Words come out of me like a fountain at times..mine can be caustic. lol

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  18. There is much truth about the writiing process here; for myself, I know I often get a fragment or three-quarters of a piece that gums up the works and won't let anything else out, and once it does, I usually have a mess or, more likely, a Peggy Lee moment ("Is that all there is?")I think the use of short, brisk lines creates the notion of something bubbling in a bottle quite nicely.

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  19. ooooh a Peggy Lee moment! hate that. but love the description!

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  20. a fine mess we've made haven't we!

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