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Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Mute and hardly active


Bird Specimens, Study Skins, originally uploaded by profholtz.

The past several days, I've had the distinct feeling of being mute. I feel as though I'm giving stillbirth to words.

I haven't written anything about which I'm content in longer than I can remember.

I need to be bolstered up and ordered by something, but I'm not sure what that might be.

5 comments:

James said...

I googled you and read your Greek myth/rape poem! I loved it! Bolster!

Meghan Maguire Dahn said...

Thank you.

That poem is such an artifact of that time. I would write it so differently now. Sometimes it makes me cringe a bit, because there are very specific things about it with which I'm not happy, but mostly I think of it like that tattoo I got spontaneously when I was a teenager. At the time it served a direct and undeniable (slightly misguided) purpose. Now, I mostly forget it's there.

Thank you for the bolstering. And thank you for reading.

Jacob Overdurff said...

Hey Meghan,

I shall avoid the typical long time no... statement that people often make. Anyhow, I've got a new blog. Old blog is defunct. Anyhow, I'm looking forward to more posts from you.

Cheers
Jake

Abby said...

My college advisor once (infamously) told a student that his senior creative writing project was "a stillborn child."

Meghan Maguire Dahn said...

Jacob - I was just thinking of you!

Abby - I'm happy to know that I am as harsh with myself and my writing projects as your advisor was with his advisees.