Draft ad infinitum

L. R. Laverde-Hansen By L. R. Laverde-Hansen, 5th Jun 2013 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/2aqku2th/
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This is some verse about the very difficult, yet very rewarding creative process.


Scratch and scribble, sniffle and scuffle,
Breathing stank air as the raging tussle;
Wrestling mind with heart, soul's intense singing,
Trying to make something, something else, something so much the truer

out of it.

But what is it anyway? What is this voice that won't stop?
What is it meant to say, how much more of me will be subsumed
In its construction? How deep in the dirt
Will hoes have to sink to build new towers,
New monuments to old primordial vanities?
For is this
My way to get your attention, if only for minutes,
In exchange for the pleasure of self exposure
And the reality of self revelation:
The naked exhibitionism of a child or actor?
Is that all this is, all I'm doing right now?

Pity the poor children--they have not yet learned
How tedious they can become, or
How long into the night it takes
To finish one good draft.

Thank you.

Composed in New York
December 15, 2005
Original Revision December 29, 2005
Latest Revision June 5, 2013


Creative Expression, Creative Process, Writing

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author avatar L. R. Laverde-Hansen
Poet, playwright, commentator. I write wherever I can. Currently I reside in the City of New York.

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author avatar Stella Mitchell
5th Jun 2013 (#)

Well done L.R.
Bless you

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