Poet’s Really Bad Headache – Friday Flash 55


Poet’s Really Bad Headache

The word “vertigo’s” not apt.
You can’t go vertical; you can’t go anywhere
except into absolute stillness.  Compensating
for the spin.

Movement allowed – the swollen beading of brain, sweat, finger tips.

One droplet tells you that your sonnet
(written before full cloud)
has only thirteen lines.

Ha, you sort of think.  Ha. Ha. Ha. Ha


Mid-morning I was hit by a just super head-ache/vertigo/inner ear thing.  So, like any good blogger, I am telling you all about it now that I feel well enough to sit up and type.  Still not 100% but infinitely better.  Tell it to the wonderful G-Man.

And I’m sorry = I realize the sonnet I posted just before headache struck really did only have thirteen lines.  I am blaming on the “aura” and am going to try to fix it and post again.  But probably not today.

P.S. – I’m sorry I’ve not been able to return visits – also tried to work today (on phone as much as possible).  Will try to make it up tomorrow.  Many thanks as always for your kindness. 

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11 Comments on “Poet’s Really Bad Headache – Friday Flash 55”

  1. Mary Says:

    I’ve never experienced a very bad headache; and I hope never to experience one. It must really be hard to write poetry then!

    • ManicDdaily Says:

      This is really vertigo – I am dramatizing. What’s hard is to move. I hope you do not have it ever. I will visit back soon, but am going to try to get off computer now. Thanks so much, Mary. k.

  2. hedgewitch Says:

    Making vertebrae out of vertigo is much harder than lemonade from lemons. Lay down till you feel better. And I am struck dumb by the creativity of adding all the Ha!s at the end to make 55. You are nothing if not resourceful. ;_)

    PS If my brain were beads, it would be Pop Beads–easily rearranged and pulled apart.

  3. janehewey Says:

    I’ve had the vertigo experience, and I empathize. I am impressed you are able to write and bring yourself to the page so consistently. I hope you feel stable soon.
    A strong poem, too. The dry laughter at the end almost audible.

    • ManicDdaily Says:

      Thanks, Jane. I feel like I’ve not been writing much lately – a lot going on on work and home front, and at the moment (aside from vertigo which has dissipated) I just haven’t found any really secure space to work. It’s odd — I am not very place oriented – a computer is usually space enough – but I have not been carrying my computer around with me as I travel, and so that may be part of the issue. I am getting better about mobile devices, like the iPad, so maybe that will help, or maybe I’ll manage to buy something very light like an Air. It sounds so silly! I have notebooks! And of course they are good. k.

  4. G-Man Says:

    Stop saying your sorry!
    You have nothing to be sorry about.
    I feel privileged and Honored by your mere presence. I’m glad you recovered
    You are such a loving spirit, I’m sure your smile lights up the room.
    Loved your head pounding 55
    Thanks for playing Karin, you are one of the reasons that doing this meme is so much fun. Have a Kick Ass Week End

  5. brian miller Says:

    ha…well i hope it has passed….in that kinda pain its a wonder you can count to 13 you know…smiles….just thinking of vertigo is flipping my stomach too…get rest…i hope….the beading brain…ouch…

  6. I have experienced vertigo and its exactly like being in a vortex! Your humor is priceless k!

  7. Sorry to hear about your headache. I don’t get really bad ones often, but I’ve had some killers.
    I once had vertigo from wax pushing up against my eardrum. It was horrible!

  8. Take your time, get better. We’ll wait. What’s wrong with a 13-line sonnet anyway?

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