Pondering Poetry: A questioning exercise (that may result in a poem!)

I like using the tag line “pondering poetry” because pondering is often how a poem forms: I sit (or walk or swim or run), asking myself questions about something or another (or sometimes┬áboth something and another). When I answer the question, I try to think my answers in images. In other words, if I as…

What to Write When Nothing Comes

Maybe you’ve been lucky and never drawn a blank when sitting down to write. But if you’re like me, you’ve sat. And sat. And looked up prompts. And doodled. And refreshed your coffee. Or tea. Or water. Or whiskey. You’ve told yourself, “Go!” then┬ástared numbly at the screen. So you surfed the net, checked and…