Aysgarth Falls
Aysgarth Falls, Yorkshire Dales, UK


Your pen is
mind teetering,
balancing precariously
upon the edge.
You release
your hold and
like water over
the fall,
words burbling
in random
from your mind,
through your pen,
to your page.

Aysgarth Falls, Yorkshire dales, UK

For many years I have suffered from writer’s block. This blog and the poems and children’s stories that I am working on, are all helping me overcome it. When I was younger I wrote almost constantly. I never went anywhere without a notepad and pen and the words tumbled from my brain. For a time they stopped. They’re flowing again now – sometimes far too much!


10 thoughts on “Tumbling

  1. Lovely! I feel your words, tumbling, bumbling, finding their way out, flowing smoother and happily towards your page or screen (not sure where your words land first). It’s so interesting, I wrote about writers block, a number of months ago, and used this exact analogy. As I was photographing the headwaters of a stream the idea and words started too. Love the connection.

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    1. Thank you! I always write first into a notepad and then type onto the computer and edit. The actual words often change completely en route but they just don’t flow as well straight onto the screen – I lose inspiration. Water and words just seem to go together, don’t they? Is your piece on writers block on your blog? I might have to go and have a read… 😀


      1. I agree, I lose my focus when I am really “writing” to just write on screen. I have been lazy with my writing lately…enjoying all the photo learning. But, all of a sudden I need to write and I am happy for my old fashion pen and paper 😉 Yes, the post is on my blog…it is from quiet a while ago, so I’ll just give you the link it is buried otherwise. http://theshadytree.wordpress.com/2014/04/15/bobbing-words/ Hope that is okay to post here. I really enjoy your work 🙂

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  2. Your poem beautifully captures the way when I write. The photos are wonderful, too. I’m glad you are working through your block. I keep hoping my desire to write poetry will come back, but it dried up years ago.


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