This poem was
a cabinet of curiosities
by a creative kleptomaniac.
It is the soul roots
of a wild mind
dancing naked in the
As I started cleaning my writer’s desk today I was inspired by the titles of books cluttering its surface. This poem is written in the spirit of book spine poetry, but uses a couple of “spineless” books and only partial titles of some.
I have been working on a serious poem for a week now and getting nowhere but more and more blocked. So I took a break to be playful again. As a result of taking this new direction, I feel refreshed with an outpouring of playful creative energy.
If you have any strategies for overcoming writer’s block, please feel free to share them in the Comments section below.
Cabinet of Curiosities: A Day Planner for Naturalists
The Steal Like an Artist Journal: A Notebook for Creative Kleptomaniacs by Austin Kleon
2016 Soul Roots Planner & Journal for sustainable mindful living by Paula A-Morris and Tia Savedo
Wild Mind: Living the Writer’s Life by Natalie Goldberg
Dancing Naked…in fuzzy red slippers by Carmen Richardson Rutlen
Moments in Literature, Editors: P. McFarland, M. Kavanagh, W. Jamison and M. Peckham