I've been wanting to write a poem, but I can't think of an image I would want to paint through my words. Some might say it's because I can't find my inspiration. Some might call it writer's block.
I remember one of my teachers in high school saying that writing is discipline. Being able to write is not about waiting for inspiration to strike. I believe her. I believe good writers can and should write when they need to, and most especially, when they want to. Weaving the right words to share thoughts, ideas, or emotions depends not on the writer's so-called muse or inspiration, but on his or her abilities.
But I guess it's not true for writing for poetry. The poems I've written are always inspired by something - whether a current event, a past experience, or a person. Maybe in order for me to write a poem, I need not wait for a lofty inspiration, because there are a lot of things around me and in life that can inspire me, no matter how simple or mundane they might be.
P.S. I'll share with you the poems I wrote in high school when I find the time to type them here. We're having a busy week at work, and I'm swamped, so I'll post them when things loosen up a little. Thanks for reading! :)