Phantom Words…

20Jun06

I sit with my laptop safe on my lap. Chevaliers De Sangreal playing on the Media Player. Lots of thoughts, ideas, news and opinions to write about. And I stumble on the infamous Writer’s Block. Trying to convert my thoughts into words and type them into my laptop, all I manage is the Phantom Words.

Phantom Words
As I sit
wrapped in a cloak of thoughts
they rise into the ghastly mind
pensive and pointed
I stare
through those misty eyes
as the visions of their obscured wit
dance to some unheard tune

Phantom Words
They pass through the pores
of a poked heart
They swing and swirl
around the sleek silhouette
of amorphous thoughts
Even as they keep sliding
like a slipping spaghetti,
attempting a new shape
with every glide.

Phantom Words
They rise like mirages
over queer thoughts
that seem perplexingly simple
yet made to search
for those elusive words

Phantom Words
When abundant ideas
stuff the mind
and try to break free
from the bottleneck of words,
they relentlessly pile on
only to dissolve later
in the hazy presumptions
of worldly abstractions.

Fingers tap
thoughts mingle
letters dwindle
but
Phantom Words
is all that remains.

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8 Responses to “Phantom Words…”

  1. 1 prat

    This is so totally cool, esp. since you can write with a writer’s block!!
    “..only to dissolve later
    in the hazy presumptions
    of worldly abstractions..”
    Lovely.

  2. 2 mahen

    Why not repost this using phantom fonts Kicha ???? ;-)

  3. hey, it’s brilliant man. particulary this part:
    “When abundant ideas
    stuff the mind
    and try to break free
    from the bottleneck of words,
    they relentlessly pile on
    only to dissolve later
    in the hazy presumptions
    of worldly abstractions.”

  4. 4 Kishore

    Prat,Savitha,
    Thanks. :)

    Mahen,
    hee..hee.. should’ve tried that out… :)

  5. One reason for the writer’s block is clouding of the mind with too many ideas. Another is distraction. A way out is to take the mind off writing, to let the ideas settle in the mind, so that they become clearer. Then, immediately, grab a paper and pen, and jot down that thought which welled up in your mind. Then when you get down to write, go back to what you jotted down. Most often it works.
    An alternative is not to force any idea off from the mind on to the paper (or .document). Keep it nurturing for days in the mind, and let it grow. Once it has grown well enough, it becomes very easy to render.
    By the way, I guess the writer’s block has worked well here for you, going by your post.

  6. wow go get writers block everyday :)

    i like this post .. so much more in between the lines to read

  7. 7 Usha

    good one.
    As someone said above, seems you work better when you have a block!

  8. 8 Kishore

    Pradeep,
    Thanks. I’ll try keep them in mind. :)

    San,
    :)

    Usha,
    Thanks. :)


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