Writer’s Block??? Overcome (literally)

Today is day one of the Ultimate Blogging Challenge yet again. Today marks another start for me trying to revive blogging habits. And as I start my first post, I realized I need to overcome writer’s block, seriously!!  And thinking over it, I finally decided to start with poetry for post one.

Trying to explore poetic forms is something I always enjoyed and that
is what I tried in my day one post – the lines below are an attempt to
use the literary devices anaphora and antimetabole (and not sure if a
successful use of aposiopesis in the last line).
Antimetabole is
derived from a Greek word which means “turning about”. It is a literary
term or device that involves repeating a phrase in reverse order.
writing or speech, the deliberate repetition of the first part of the
sentence in order to achieve an artistic effect is known as Anaphora.
Aposiopesis is
derived from a Greek word that means “becoming silent”. It is a
rhetorical device that can be defined as a figure of speech in which the
speaker or writer breaks off abruptly and leaves the statement
incomplete, as if the speaker is not willing to state what is present in
his mind due to being overcome by passion, excitement or fear. In a
piece of literature, it means to leave a sentence unfinished so that the
reader could determine his own meanings.

Hoping, Loving, Doing
Here is hoping,
that doing what I love, and loving what I do
leads to doing it ever so more
leads to doing it ever so better

Here is hoping,
that I learn to love what I do, which of course,
leads to doing what I love once again,
leads to doing it ever so more
leads to doing it ever so better
Here is hoping, 
that doing it ever so more
that doing it ever so better
leads to loving what I do, which of course …
well, …..
–Vidya Tiru

8 thoughts on “Writer’s Block??? Overcome (literally)

  1. Lovely poem. I really like the message it gives across. I'll admit, I'm having to overcome writer's block as well for this blogging challenge. It involves a lot of head -scratching, mumbling to myself and wandering around my house trying to find inspiration. Good luck with your writing, I look forward to reading more of your poems.

    1. 🙂 made me smile.. the head-scratching, mumbling to myself, wandering around looking for inspiration – remind me of myself too…
      thank you for your kind comments on my poem as well..

    1. thank you:) writing poetry is something i love to try out always .. and you are definitely someone who inspires me – reading your blog shows me how much you are doing on a daily basis ..

  2. I tend to get writers block at times also even though I have a list of blog topics I can write about. Sometimes we just have to start hitting the keys and see what turns out. I love your poem, it would make a great song! We can to this challenge together!

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