writer’s block


visions of pencil
haunt my slumber-
writer’s block

Fortunately I have never experienced this but I have heard it is pretty bad.

About fiercebuddhist

Welcome. I am happy that our paths have crossed. Here you will find various poems, articles and photography. I hope that you enjoy them and visit often. I am currently working on writing “A Haiku A Day” so that I can, perhaps, have enough good ones for publication. If you are wondering what a “Fierce Buddhist” the following declaration should clarify. The “Fierce” in FierceBuddhist I define as “an obligation to do what I can to benefit all sentient beings, not just those close to me or those I agree with. If I see something or someone that is hurting others I must step forward and do what I can to assist them.” In the Army and in the dojo I learned how to defend myself, family and country but that does not mean I endorse the use of force. Two nonviolent examples of Fierce Buddhists that come to mind are Thich Nhat Hanh and the Dalai Lama. While I do not claim be even close to them I can strive and so can you. Furthermore, my Buddhist name, given to me by Sensei Kubose, is Seiyo. His interpretation of my communication and interaction with him led him to this name. He told me Seiyo means “Fierce Sun.” The sun shines on everyone without prejudices without giving preferential treatment to anyone. This is tough to live up to, as you can imagine, but it sure sets the tone for my life. In Buddhism this is called a Fierce Bodhisattva. I am only on the path to Enlightenment and can only say to be a Fierce Buddhist.

5 responses »

  1. Yes, luckily I have not experienced writer’s block…it’s the opposite actually — I have many things I want to write and get excited to share it with my readers! I find inspiration not only in books I read but in nature, my experiences, etc. =)

  2. Writer’s block can be bad, but writer’s punch is more painful…. that’s when you’re so blocked up, you start punching yourself in the head, hard, trying to shake something, anything loose. I forget now who said it, but whoever it was had it right…. “Writing is easy. You just sit down in front of the keyboard and open a vein.” I’ve always found, too, a workaround is to write about what it feels like to be blocked… a very Zen solution…. hope it never darkens your door….

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