A Writer’s Mind Is a Well

“I learned never to empty
the well of my writing,
but always to stop
when there was
still something there
in the deep part of the well,
and let it refill at night
from the springs that fed it.”

~Earnest Hemingway

This is one of the very few quotes that helps me keep going when I appear to be looming within my writing.

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Finding the Lost Kid

All seems to have escaped.

Look inside to recapture all wonder

not lost. What never left, rests intact.

Simple curiosity and imagination,

feeling playtime within its new skin,

await as only equipment necessary

to rekindle love, laughter, thunder or

loosen hidden waterfalls enchanted.

Once again rising strong, personal truth

awakened to an original purpose.

© C.I. Mues


#napowrimo #glopowrimo challenge Day 29 | #nevergiveup #poetrymonth #poem

Another unveiling.
Personality revealed,
but who does it belong to?
In a culture laden heavily
with excessive competition,
labels and categories required
as permission slips
for human compassion.
Is there no “As Is”?

Some name this appendage
Hat, interchanged for function.
Others say it behaves as Mask.
My voice proclaims Veil.
For in using Veil,
personalities are enacted on
as layer upon layer
kept on or removed
one at a time.

C.I.Mues