A Creative Fast

A Creative Fast
creative fast
Cleaning keyboard keys discretely suggests
that writing needs less contamination; and if
an inchoate attention to what ‘fingers’ might
bring to the party betrays crumbs dusting th’
desk like dervishes whirling in a supplicatory
expression of their wild beliefs, then it’s time
to ban feasting – and thus one must impress
the discipline of cleansing and creative fast
Reckon it’d last about a week at best – altho
the idea’s great, there’s an epicurean history
to contend with appealing weakest ‘choices’
of such drastic measures, deflating pleasure
it offers free, &, in a culinary sagacity, it isn’t
as if all of this writing isn’t actually that feast

© 26 June 2017, I. D. Carswell

Ivan Carswell

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4 thoughts on “A Creative Fast

  • December 11, 2017 at 6:03 PM
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    Feast or famine, there is always something to write about; that is why we are writers. Nice work Ivan

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    • December 11, 2017 at 6:27 PM
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      Thank you Tony. Yes, the creative motivation stirs at the oddest of times…!!

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  • December 11, 2017 at 9:39 PM
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    Nice work, Ivan. My creativity usually hits sometime during the night and I have to get up and write it down before I forget.

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    • December 11, 2017 at 10:16 PM
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      Reaching retirement age helped me Phyllis! My creative activity kicks off with the onset of each new day now routines of full-time employment are redundant. So what I experience is primary… But by midday I’m ready for a sleep!

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