Word hoard has dried up.

My writing pattern seems to be ….a flurry of poems then nothing which is where I am now. Sometimes I forget that writing poetry is not like making something in a factory. I tend to finish one and then think ’Next’ only to find the ideas have dried up. I end up forcing some poems that are howlers and so have to be discarded.


The only answer when this happens is to give myself a writing holiday of several weeks . During that time I read lots of poetry and hope that in the end like Mr Micawber   ‘ something will turn up’.