Category: Haiku

Writer’s Block – A Haibun

Writers block. It’s when you want to write something but nothing comes. It happens to all of us from time to time and we have different ways of dealing with it. You put the pen down or you close the computer. You go for a walk then you come back and start again. We are all inspired by things around us, or things we read or see.  Usually that works but sometimes it’s still a blank page looking at you. It’s a writer’s block and we try again another day. It never lasts for too long, hopefully.

This got me thinking about people around the world, mainly women, who want to speak or write about things that are important to them but are forbidden to do so. That is a different kind of block.  If they dare to speak or write, they risk facing all kinds of censorship or barbaric punishment.

Maybe the next time I complain about writers block I will just write about those brave women who fearlessly do it without thought to their own safety. I’m sure they have plenty to say.

Voice with opinions
Wanting to speak to the world 
Mouth forever closed


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Frank Tassone is hosting Haibun Monday at D'Verse Poets tonight and
he has prompted us with "Writer's Block"

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