Of Pathos & Velleity

Several interesting writing prompts are offered today and I’ve decided to tie them together in a not-quite poem, the lament of the distracted artist.

Ragtag Daily Prompt word: FLAMBEAU
Word of the Day Challenge: PATHOS
Merriam-Webster’s Word this Week: VELLEITY
(VELLEITY meaning the lowest degree of wanting to; a slight inclination.)

The Passion Has Packed And Gone

Oh, could the flambeau of inspiration light my life again!
I started with such pathos, eager to achieve
the goals I’d set for myself,
pursued the silver ribbons of success
and for a good while I won them.
Alas, spring fever has cooled my creative passions,
now all I feel is the velleity of “I really should…
And will again…someday.”

Being creative is a noble goal, triumph stirs such passion,
so soon extinguished by this capricious mood of lethargy,
this strange desire for leisurely strolls down country lanes.
Artists are the most moody of creatures,
so I wander along, thinking I should — but don’t –
finish that long-back-burnered novel – or at least
pick up my brush and paint again.
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Image by adege — Pixabay

2 thoughts on “Of Pathos & Velleity

    1. And will probably get worse in the next few weeks. 😉
      Actually, my initial thought was of the fatigue I’m feeling because of CLL, but that made my writing sound like a long wail. Spring fever is a much better affliction to write about. 🙂

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