16 September 2012

Stretch The Writing Muscles

A Break In The Weekly Meme...

This ROW80 writer has been stretching her writing muscles, and I've posted below another selection from my venture into all-things-poetry.  It's rather addictive, if I say so, myself. 

In writing news...

I busily write away on guest posts for my upcoming tour with IOBT!  A Practical Arrangement will be featured around some fantastic blogs in the upcoming weeks.  So...while I'm piling up the words, I have not begun another novel.  Yet!  But I've a few projects in the works.  Excitedly, I sort through where, exactly, I'll set off for next.  Historical writing has emerged as my favorite at this stage in the game, and I'm not at all surprised.  But ... (there's always a but, right?  LOL.) I've also been working on an entirely different project.  Time will tell...

To all my writer friends, please excuse my lack of visiting around.  I'll be back at it as the dust settles.  A season of change has come upon me, and I'm burning the candle at both ends...and maybe the middle has caught fire, too.  Oy Vey!  But ...being the adventurer I am...well...I grab it up with all the gusto I can conjure.   

‘Eloi, Eloi, lema sabachthani?’

Somber bitterness
stakes its claim,
nestles seeds of
wrath within fertile
wounds. 
I am...
          laid bare.

Vining tendrils grasp,
seeking purchase upon
facets of hidden self,
suffocating all within
reach.
I am...
          afraid.

My soul cries out from
the darkness - 'My God,
My God,Why
Have You Forsaken
Me?'
I am...
          separate.

Resounding yet gentle, His
voice whispers
in recesses untainted,
'Be still and know that I
Am.'
I am... 
          at peace.

© Nadja Notariani 2012

16 comments:

  1. Ref: I'm burning the candle at both ends...and maybe the middle has caught fire, too

    I understand how you're feeling. Got some posts to get to work on as well with October 8th just around the corner. lol!! Wishing you continued success with each project you push out and with A Practical Arrangement on my reading list, I can't wait to get started on it soon.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Angela....I will have an email sending your way very soon!

      Delete
  2. Busy with blog tour is a good busy!!
    The next round of ROW80 will start soon and you'll be able to start something fresh with it ;)
    Have fun on your tour!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh! Thanks! I'm very excited about this upcoming blog tour. I've added a little more in the marketing/promotion area with each book so far. There's so much to learn!

      Delete
  3. Can't wait for your blog tour!
    I miss writing poetry. Yours is very evocative.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks, Deniz! It's great to see you. And thank you for the kind words about my poetry writing...I'm new at this. Ha!

      Delete
  4. I haven't written poetry in years. I think I just wrote so much during my younger years that I got burned out. Although, I'm thinking of writing one for my youngest son. I might tell you about that later....

    Your poem was beautiful. I knew immediately what those words, Eloi, Eloi, lema sabachthani?, meant, and I knew it was going to be a very powerful poem. There have been times in my life I've asked that very question.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you. I have enjoyed exploring poetry writing, which surprised me a great deal. Those are powerful words...

      Delete
  5. go girl - I like an adventurer:) great poem - all the best with the tour -keep smiling:)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you so much, Alberta. It's great to see you!

      Delete
  6. I enjoyed your poem as well. I used to dabble with poetry in high school and college, but a particularly bad Advanced Poetry Writing professor in college turned me off to it.

    Maybe someday I'll get back into it... but not yet. Good luck on the coming virtual book tour!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh! We all have that one college professor we will never forget...and not in a good way. Ha. Have a great week, Mike.

      Delete
  7. Lovely poem. I've never been great at writing poetry, but I enjoy reading it. How wonderful to be spilling words onto the page. Have a marvelous week!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks, Julie! This is only my second poem. I rather enjoyed writing it.

      Delete
  8. Me thinkith she doth pen verse strikingly well for one who claims no knoledge therein...

    Very good poem Schultz. It took me a bit of discomfort before I felt comfortable with the idea that poetry was every bit as valuable and valid as pros...I am glad you are sharing.

    I have put one idea on your plate so far...here is another one for you. A novel set in a western town in the 1800s when law was made by the man with the fastest gun, or thr man who hired him...will the new gun hand bring desperately needed love to the young widow's life, or a fresh grave for her tears to dampen...

    I'm evil aren't I ;-)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You will kill me with Shiny-New-Ideas...
      Great tag line. Maybe I will hire you to write my next one. LOL.

      As for the verse, and penning poetry. Meh...It was just there. But I find myself enjoying this writing quite a bit. Thanks for the kind comments!

      Delete