Method to Madness

Is there a method to creative writing?
does it start with nail biting?
moving from doubting to deliberating,
to an actual penning or typing.

I begin with observing,
continuing with thinking and reflecting,
Word flow and scribbling,
And finally to subject linking.

Observation is very important,
Without it, all else can stay latent.
Listening to words and silence bonding,
Feeling and absorbing varied surrounding.

No one one act scores over another,
one is not more important than other.
Each has its unique place,
It’s not a contest or race.

Observing keenly is not a breeze,
Contemplating on what I see,
is also not all easy and glee,
the process can be a tough tease.

Word flow takes effort and work,
Sometimes I want to give up and smirk,
But, then, I come back to write,
When words are ready to flow and not fight.

Since words have to emote and percept,
first few drafts are rarely perfect,
Some days, writing can be quick and deft,
And on others, a patient and persistent act.

Poetic Path

An year back I went on a travel,
A poetic path full of words gravel.
Some ideas to unfurl and unravel,
A desire to channel and thoughts ravel.
Never did I think an year will pass,
And I will so much affection amass,
Friends and family’s compliments will surpass,
All expectations of an amateur lass.
My thanks can never fully surmise or suffice,
Or pay you back at any price,
For so much love and kindness sent via varied device,
You have been super generous and nice.
My small word of gratitude,
Is felt with the widest latitude.
And  a very humble and heartfelt attitude,
Thanks for indulging my lay aptitude!