‘You Have to Lay Down like an Animal Until it Charges….’

Charles Bukowski, writing, creating, writers           I had not worked on my novel for several days and I was getting itchy.  I have learned that it’s okay…not to write.  I have several good ideas rattling around in the attic and I am reading voraciously and writing my blog.  It’s a recurring theme, from me to my readers,  about not forcing it, not to beat yourself up because it is not coming.

Yesterday was my birthday and I spent it with the man in my life….poet, Charles ‘Hank’ Bukowski.  God!  I love that man!  And the best thing about having an imaginary playmate is that they always agree with you.  LOL  He wrote this beautiful metaphor about laying down and waiting for the inspiration and creativity to come to you.

And you know what?  This can apply to how you live your life too.  Don’t push it!  Wait!  Be patient and good things will come.

in the center of the action
by Charles Bukowski

you have to lay down like an animal
until it charges,  you
have to lay down
in the center of the action

lay down and wait until it charges then you
must get up
face it, get
it before it gets you

the whole process is more
shy than
vulnerable so

lay down and wait sometimes it’s
ten minutes sometimes it’s years sometimes it
never arrives but you can’t rush it push itfamous quotes, famous writers, Bukowski, Churchill, famous men
there’s no way to cheat or get a
jump on it you have to

lay down
lay down and wait like
an animal.
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