Thursday, August 13, 2015

Don't Try

  Many of us might have  the same thought regarding the writing and some of them are passionate about it. Yeah writing is so much of fun, sharing and the coexistence of the love between  the memories and time. Time flies but the memory you write keep its fresh and alive every now and then.

I am always in dilemma that, how to start writing, every people might have feel that the flow of writing can continue up to few lines in voluntarily but then you need to think to put some words. Some wondering  thoughts about me is that, myriads of thoughts  produced in minds, especially when I don’t have pen to express it into white paper. But when it came to writing, its  different,there isn't  any bursting neither any production if you try without inspiration. Nevertheless, the first few line which comes naturally   are worth reading and the rest just occupy  space. Of course the whole writing doesn't come once either it would be a poem,a story ,article etc and we might have to wait long,think hard but what comes naturally is always beautiful and effective.Charles Bukowski poem is something which inspired tremendously,so that is the best advice you can give to a writer "Dont Try".

                  Charles Bukowski
If it doesn’t come bursting out of you
in spite of everything,
don’t do it.

unless it comes unasked out of your

heart and your mind and your mouth

and your gut,

don’t do it.

if you have to sit for hours

staring at your computer screen

or hunched over your


searching for words,

don’t do it.

if you’re doing it for money or


don’t do it.

if you’re doing it because you want

women in your bed,

don’t do it.

if you have to sit there and

rewrite it again and again,

don’t do it.

if it’s hard work just thinking about doing it,

don’t do it.

if you’re trying to write like somebody else,

forget about it.
if you have to wait for it to roar out of
then wait patiently.
if it never does roar out of you,
do something else.

if you first have to read it to your wife
or your girlfriend or your boyfriend
or your parents or to anybody at all,
you’re not ready.

don’t be like so many writers,
don’t be like so many thousands of
people who call themselves writers,
don’t be dull and boring and
pretentious, don’t be consumed with self-love.
the libraries of the world have
yawned themselves to
over your kind.
don’t add to that.
don’t do it.
unless it comes out of
your soul like a rocket,
unless being still would
drive you to madness or
suicide or murder,
don’t do it.
unless the sun inside you is
burning your gut,
don’t do it.

when it is truly time,
and if you have been chosen,
it will do it by
itself and it will keep on doing it
until you die or it dies in you.

there is no other way.
and there never was.

"Don't Try" phrase has been engraved in stone in the name of Charles Buowski.

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