jillypoet: mom trying to write

Each day I wish I had invented waterproof sticky notes (for shower inspiration) or pen-friendly diapers to get down all my quirky thoughts that I am sure are relevant and publishable. And so God (actually another writer-mommy) sent me The Blog.

Monday, October 01, 2007

the mom, the kids, the cats, the whole shebang

In case anyone has missed me, in fact, because I have missed me, the writing me, that is, here is a portrait of me, jillypoet. In lieu of an explanation as to my scattered posting, scattered attempts at writing, scattered self in general, a portrait. Thank you Picasso.

I am in the general throes of why write? Who has time? Why write when I can read? Why write when I can buy poetry books? Just look at all the other poets already published. Online. In journals. And, God help me, on all the bookstore shelves.

Of course, it's not often I find an author I really, really like. However, this weekend I found a book by D. Nurske. I think that's the name. I loved a few poems immediately. I carried it around with me. I was going to buy it, until my two-year-old spilled her apple juice in the store cafe. And wouldn't you know, it spilled in the little pink stroller where we had all of our "want to buy them" books stashed. I knew that was going to happen, hubby said. Dude! If you're psychic, share! I did not buy the book. It was hardly wet, just a litle on the edges, but the thrill was gone. Of course, all of my daughter's board books were easily wiped off, paid for, and subsequently brought home.

The moral of the story? Well, I guess, the moral is, there are still poets out there who delight and inspire me, but truthfully, I kind of like my own writing, so maybe I should just get working on it.

So. There. i have a poem I'm working on. I'll be back. Hopefully for tomorrow's Writer's Island. Until then.
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Blogger Kimberley McGill said...

Looks like discombobulation - a condition lots of writer/mother types are familiar with. My kids are grown ups (well,most of the time)and can still find ways to throw my "combobulation" off track in three seconds or less!

Look forward to reading your new poetry.

9:54 PM  
Blogger polka dot witch said...

that portrait is SO fun!!! (you should teach a collage class where women could take pieces of copies of famous paintings and assemble them into self portraits)

anyway, we've been emailing and posting about similar themes: here's mine for today.

p.s. i like your writing too

10:29 PM  

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