Writer's Block

by Mark Olynyk

writer’s block is the wedge
in the doorway
to inspiration and self-knowledge
the creative impulse chained
in the sub-basement
of thought
by endless distractions
and my indifference
where the vault is often locked
without the combination
ready at hand
where is the key
to release my internalization?

Barrie, Ontario

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In 1977, Mark Olynyk published his first poem in "Left Wing". This event set off a chain reaction of poetry; that continues to this day. His poems have appeared in anthologies and literary journals such as: Whetstone, The Prairie Journal, Canadian Writer’s Journal, The Penwood Review and Peace & Freedom. His latest book, Written in Stone (2012) was published by FriesenPress. This collection of poems looks at the human condition; truth and the transience of life. The author says, “Writing is the great escape.” Find him on facebook at Poetry Inc.

Last updated July 08, 2017