Curious questions plague my mind,
just when I’m ready to unwind,
These thoughts refuse to let me be,
E’en when the clock says it is three,
Compelling me right out of bed,
To straight to the computer head.
So works curiosity,
Mother of creativity.
© Susan Joy Clark 2021
This was written for dVerse’s Monday quadrille challenge, using just 44 words, and including some form of the word “curious.”
23 thoughts on “A Writer’s Life”
I’ve been known to write a few poems at 3 am as well! Creativity is such a funny thing the way it flips on and off!
True. 🙂 I thought maybe a few others would find this relatable. 🙂
Yup, curiosity doesn’t own a watch. It comes unexpectedly. You do well to get up and grab it. Thanks for sharing.
Great last line-Mother Curiosity, she sure coddles me well. Enjoyed.
Thank you. 🙂
Excellently said! Without it, what on earth would we write? Sometimes I wake up with ideas at 3am, but I’m often too tired to write them down.
The same with me. I get out of bed sometimes and sometimes not. I also really do have burning questions I feel I have to Google, which may be part of the creative process. Sometimes, I wish I could write down my half-asleep dreams/thoughts. They could be interesting creative fodder.
I can relate, Susan. Curiosity doesn’t care what time it is.
Well done. This certainly hits home with me.
I’m glad you can relate (in a way) although this can be a pain in the neck. 😛 🙂 Ideas are good though. 🙂
A curse (for me) a blessing (for many) ~~~ cheers to the thinkers no matter the hour. I enjoyed your quadrille.
Thanks Helen. I think it’s a little of both (curse and blessing.) 😛
Those middle-of-the-night thoughts that won’t go away. I’ve taken to e-mailing them to myself on my Ipad, knowing I’ll find them in the morning on my computer!
Not a bad idea. 🙂 I sometimes wish I could record myself. Wouldn’t it be great if there was some technology that would translate our thoughts straight to typewritten words? Only, I suppose, if we were extremely sleepy, we might be surprised by the gibberish we’d read later. Ha ha.
You are so right… curiosity is the mother of creativity!
Thanks so much, Dwight. 🙂
Your are welcome!
I’m old enough to remember when I had to run into the library and search in the encyclopedia….
I too remember searching the encyclopedia, only we had a set at home. We still do actually. Of course, some of that information is outdated now.
Oh, yes! That’s exactly it! So well caught.
Thank you. 🙂