Prose or Poem? I find if I think about it, instead of a solution there is confusion. That confusion breeds frustration. Hence, communication between the head and hand shuts off. So while the brain is busy trying to define its thought the pen in hand remains idle.
The problem is not singular, but spans a lifetime of classic conditioning. Classic conditioning everything we are taught in compliance with the norm, the status quo. Granted there is a plus side to formal teaching. Without some form of discipline and structure there would kaos. My question is how are we able to create anything new as long as we remain in the box…….
I remember English class back in college. I would spend hours on what I would consider a good paper. Not saying there wasn’t room for improvement. But without fail,my papers would come back covered in red marks. Despite my arguments with examples of authors like Twain, Poe, and cummings, he was unbending. Bound and determined to teach me classic English.
I must say, though not at the time, I appreciate what he taught me. It gave me that foundation to build on. But, I must confess I’m not satisfied in the box. Often times you will see me walking along the edge. Just to see how far I am able to go…. Thanks for listening…… nick