A Poem by odinroark

Author: odinroark
Created: May 15, 2017 at 08:51 pm
Upload Type: Poem, G (All)  
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Creativity's First Draft  

Creativity’s First Draft
by Odin Roark

A window,
paper and pen,
urging at times something
at the ready other than the author.

Exhausted eyes open.

Light passes through,
revealing imagination’s kingdom
where innocence of vision
constructs an alternate state of reality.

Instinct rejoices,
inviting fearless abandon.
Abolition of doubt
becomes trust’s reward.

A sudden breeze
makes restless the paper,
arresting pen’s attention
beckoning ideas to flow.

Eyes gather more light
urging ink’s furrowed lines and space
across waiting landscape.

Tilled grounding embraces syllabic seeds eager to grow,
anticipating harvest to nourish other imaginings
where the most arid of minds will moisten,
provide conception and growth,
perpetuating linguistic fertility.

Only destiny knows of full term,
as gestation differs from mode to mode.
But, writers know birth’s rewarding moment.

Creation’s initial cry.

Creativity’s first draft.

© odinroark - all rights reserved

Author Notes

The creative process is personal, regardless of the medium.  This is but one personal process exploring the difference between creation and creativity. (Image by Sarah Gray)

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Comments & Reviews ( X 1)

May 18, 2017
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Sometimes the excitement over the initial moment is so great that it doesn't get carried to full term. Still when it comes to me, I can think and do nothing else. I've had a number of first drafts written on napkins and paper plates or whatever I could find. I once wrote most of a sonnet on a popcorn bag. I've got 3 or 4 scratch pieces of paper laying on my dresser right now of first drafts that came but I'm not ready to sit down at the computer and craft into something. Some miscarry, and some for better or worse complete the gestation period. I appreciate this as I do most of your pieces Odin. Thank you for sharing with us.

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May 16, 2017
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And after all that toil...and anguish...all the reader gets to see is the final last draft, with little or no idea of how it came about. Very intelligent piece, Odin.

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May 16, 2017
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Everyone a writer puts one to paper they are begining anew. Fresh ideas, confuse and overwhelm the thoughts until order is brought through writing.
I love this piece, thank you.

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