Poetry, Plans, and Productivity: “Teacups and Typewriter Print”
“Poetry is an art form worth exploring. One that I love to dabble in quite a bit. I’ve not written a lot of poetry recently, but I’ve finally begun a new collection. It’s something that I can work towards, something I can learn from, something that will allow me to gauge what my writing style has become. It is entitled “Teacups and Typewriter Print” and I will be posting my progress throughout the project consistently on Wattpad.com at this link: https://www.wattpad.com/story/104187526-teacups-and-typewriter-print
I’ll also be sharing my pieces here on my blog as well, at the beginning of every week along with my weekly post. So, with all of that being said, I do hope you enjoy each piece to come, as I’ve felt really good finally getting a start down on paper.”
TEACUPS AND TYPEWRITER PRINT
THE BEDROOM LIBRARY
I’d walk amongst the stained fences and sidewalk flowers
Of a bookmarked feeling.
I am the cold coffee on your breakfast nook
I am the rotary dial telephone you’d never rid yourself of
I am the warm summer heat you’d bask in when your world is rendered irreparable.
The milky satin sheets of your bed have written a story of their own
For I know that you keep an apple crate of books to remind yourself of what once was
I know that somewhere inside that room, there is a manuscript of who we once were
And all that we’ve longed to share,
Lost beneath crumpled parchment
And the dwindling memory,
Of a book shut before its time.
Copyright © 2017 Anisa Nasir
All Rights Reserved
“Writing should never feel like a chore. Sure, there are going to be times when it gets tough, there are going to be times when you’re going to question your work, but at the end of the day, remember why you even bothered to pick up the pen in the first place.”
“This past week has been one of the most productive, and rewarding weeks I’ve had in a while. Needless to say, I’ve learnt a lot. I’ve learnt so much about my potential, about what I can really do if I get up and get moving. It’s just about the start. Once you’ve started, you can’t say you didn’t do something to aid in all that you’ve got to get done. It isn’t easy, but I’d be lying if I said it wasn’t entirely worth it. I’d forgotten how happy I am when I’m wrapped up doing something I enjoy, or spending my time bettering myself. That kind of feeling is one that is hard to beat, and I’m just hoping that I remain as consistent as I’ve been. For that is the real test of time.”
Nothing beats a finished to-do list. There were plenty of finished to-do lists this week, that’s for sure. That’s something to celebrate in itself, for I’m quite comfortable with the pace of everything, and I’m putting my effort into all the writing projects I truly believe in. I’ve noticed the fear I’ve developed when it comes to my writing where I fail to begin because I’m afraid of how it is going to turn out. Which is certainly something I’ve alluded to before. However, I’ve noticed that it is slowly starting to dissipate. I’m comfortable with what I’m writing, excited to explore every angle of each project, so that I can be proud of what I’ve put on paper. Lately, I’ve been spending a lot more time journaling, especially when I’ve accomplished something that I haven’t quite done in a while.
It’s scary sometimes. To see just how much things can change, to see just how much we can change without ever truly realizing it. I didn’t realize just how much my writing style changed with me, until I sat down to begin anew, and I realized I had no idea where to begin. The ideas don’t always flow like they used to, and that’s okay because when they do, I make the most of that time, I prepare for the times I find it difficult to continue. So, I’m always working on something. I’m doing twice as much as I did a few months ago, and I’ve never felt better. I’m reading more, I’m writing more, I’m learning a lot, and I’m understanding what works best for me (what keeps me motivated, and what keeps me the most productive).
“I didn’t wait for the time that felt right. I just began. That beginning made all the difference in the progress I’ve made over the past few months. That’s something to be grateful for, that’s something to celebrate as I try to make sure it stays as consistent as possible. So, that I can continue to feel as good as I do, as often as I can.”
Keep at it!