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The Five Stages of Writer’s Block (poem)

I. Whole world’s a stage,
I know Shakespeare didn’t lie
about that.

I’d get to know the stars,
if it wasn’t for that blasted
padlock to the sky.

II. I lost my house key, but
I found a key far more valuable:
A key to the Erato’s* home.

III. My pen whirlpools into the page,
Infinity becomes my muse.

Autumnal-hued gardens atop
cumulus clouds come out the other end.

IV. Within infinite dwells the reality:
finite. Nothing’s lifespan is eternal,
Change is the only immortal one.

V. I seek more keys to unlock those padlocks,
but little do I know: the veil is of my own creation
and creating illusion is poetry within itself.

Erato: One of the Greek muses. The Muse of love poetry.


Β© 2015 – Eva PoeteX



Evy Zen (formerly Eva PoeteX) is a mystic poetess, eclectic artist, fiction writer, and wellness advocate who calls the Greater Cleveland area home sweet home. Born a Clevelander with a Greek lineage, the arts started being a major part of her life the moment she picked up her first crayon. To date, dozens of Evy's writings have been featured in publications like Thought Catalog, The Journey Magazine, and Journey of the Heart: Women's Spiritual Poetry. As a spoken word poet, she has also had the opportunity to collaborate with numerous musicians across the globe. Currently, Evy is the Founding Editor of Poehemian Press and runs the decade-young poetry website (formerly The Artistic Muse). Additionally, she is the author of several independently and locally published poetry books, including "Esoterra" and "Sacred Shapes." Furthermore, she works as a full-time freelance writer and editor. In 2012, Evy received a Bachelor of Arts degree (honors) in Creative Writing from Cleveland State University. She also obtained a Diploma (distinction) in Exercise Nutrition from Shaw Academy four years later. When she's not creating, Evy Zen recharges her batteries by reading her weight in books ("The Alchemist" by Paulo Coelho is her personal favorite), going on epic bike rides, meditating to ambient music, and racing super cars behind the safety of her computer or TV screen. To find out more, visit her official website at

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