May 4, 2014 Christi


We’ve all felt stuck in our writing. Teresa Rodden, a life coach and writer in the Burn Wild workshop, colors this feeling in a new way. I love the wisdom of her poem, generated during National Poetry Month.


No inspiration –


A resounding thud.


Is anybody there?


Thoughts dropping from mind to mouth,

Yet not one tasty enough to swallow.

Where did she go,

That lovely dream chick who can make me smile?

She lights up my eyes. She amazes me with her silly word tricks.

Is she hiding behind overwhelm?

Did she run for the hills seeking escape?

I don’t know where my darling flew.

I will not chase her; she knows best.

To receive the gifts meant especially for me

Sometimes I just need to be still.

– Teresa Rodden



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