Magnum Opus (noun) : ‘a work of art, music, or literature that is regarded as the most important or best work that an artist, composer, or writer has produced. ‘
As a writer, I always dream to write a Magnum Opus. While my every attempt at writing takes me closer to that dream, there are days when I struggle with a writer’s block. My mind, which is otherwise full of ideas, goes blank. I toil to gather my thoughts and give them a shape. I strive with words that sound meaningful and coherent. Such days, often turn into a period of reflection, making me think about my muse and inspiration. Does it happen with you too?
This poetic piece depicts the struggle every writer may face in his/her attempt to achieve the dream of writing a Magnum Opus.
I endeavour to scribble down something
I try and try and try hard
But my mind flusters, words falter
My every attempt fades in dark.
I dream to write a ‘magnum opus’
Is it unrealistic or possible?
My heart says: ‘Come’on it’s not so difficult
All you need is to sit and decipher
the different streams of thoughts
flowing and flooding in your brain.’
But my mind says: ‘You can’t beat my, huh!
It’s all futile and vain.’
I ponder then, ‘Who’s my muse?’
Is it my work, city or cosmopolis?
Is it my love, my family, my home?
Is it my friends, foes, accomplice?
Or is it the dreams with which I have grown?
It took me some time to realize
that my muse is nothing but my ‘drive’.
That drive which fights my thoughts
and is making me write even now.
That drive which pierces my mind
and is leading me to search its inner core.
That drive which inspires my heart
to reach to that final goal.
That drive which never lets me shift my focus.
That drive which, one day, will lead me to write a ‘MAGNUM OPUS’.
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