Monday, July 2, 2012

Sometimes writing is like looking for a marshmallow in a desert

Sometimes writing is a long, dry, hard trek to the mountain pass

You have to remember to rest along the way

and carry on even when the path seems to lead nowhere

 There will always be a great view (if you remember to look)

and a waterhole or two (if you know where to find them)

Before long the path starts to look promising

and you have the feeling you are not alone

that someone may be watching over you 


Beauty rises up

The swishing grass begins to sing

The muse lands on your shoulder

You know it won't be long

before you find

the marshmallow rocks

you were searching for.

Desert Writers, Ormiston Pound walk, West Macdonnell Ranges, NT, June 2012.

1 comment:

  1. Lovely Jan - a motivational piece to start the day of writing. Thank you and have fun in Bali, Therese