Reading Hemingway

A key unlocking
A parade of possibilities,
Unread books to be read
Well read books to be reread
Top shelf
Writers to know
Painters to peruse
Places to visit and possess

Poems to be penned
Short stories to be started
Novellas to effuse
Like the smoke of his
Nag champa
His morning ritual
Waking his deepest

Is how reading Hem’s
Moveable Feast
Moved him
Away from potentialities
To creation
To finding the key
To unlocking

To moving with ease
As the main character
In his widest dreams
Somnambulist no mas! No mas!

Handcrafted poetry by John M. Hines, November, 2016.
I’ve been reading, no, feasting on Hemingway’s “A Moveable Feast”
this week; and am now submerging myself into his “The Complete Short Stories of Ernest Hemingway: The Finca Vigia Edition”. We shall soon be tracing Hem’s steps in Paris.


Excuses not to blog:

1) I’m not feeling inspired.

2) I’m too tired.

3) No one will read it.

4) It’s just not the right time.

5) I’m just not positive enough now that I have the time.

6) Everything I write right now will be negative.

7) I should be doing something else.

8) I don’t know who my audience is.

9) I don’t have my own web site.

10) No one will see it.

11) Who cares?

12) It’s selfish.

13) It’s narcissistic.

14) I should be doing something else.

15) It feels too good.

16) I should be doing something else.

17) I’m micro-blogging on Twitter. That counts.  Right?

18) I’m too tired.

19) It’s too noisy.

20) I need a new device.

21) I don’t have my own home office anymore.

22) I should be doing something else.

23) I need more “alone” time.

24) I’m just not “feelin’ it”.

25) Fill in the blank ________________.

I have just blogged.  It’s been a while.  I will continue.  No excuses.  Much love!