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Magnum Opus : The Dream Of Every Writer

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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.

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                    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’.


Do you relate? What is your muse? Share with us in the comment section below.

Also read this poetic piece Phobia: A Reflection Of My Mind


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29 responses to “Magnum Opus : The Dream Of Every Writer”

  1. Huma Masood says:

    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.’

    Beautiful poem. All the very best for writing your Magnum Opus.

  2. Huma Masood says:

    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.’

    Beautiful poem. All the very best for writing your Magnum Opus.

  3. wow wow wow Charu. Lovely poem Your words flow even more beautifully in your poetry. I do hope you will write more poetry.

  4. Beautiful poem. All the best to your writing dreams.

  5. jaya1966 says:

    That us a very profound poem. We often hear of a poet’s muse. But ultimately it is our inner drive that helps us move relentlessly towards our goals. #MyFriendAlexa #JaiSReads

  6. Rashmi says:

    Lovely poem Charu. One can easily connect with it. Never let anything stop you from achieving your dreams and let the driving force be in action always.

  7. vidhya29 says:

    A beautiful Poem! #Viddhreads #MyfriendAlexa

  8. Varad says:

    As long as the fire still burns
    and the fingers keep twitching
    the restlessness
    that makes your world turn
    prevails
    keep writing, keep believing
    the only thing that matters is
    your drive
    forget about the ‘magnum opus’
    it will arrive.

    Loved the poem, so took the liberty to reply in kind.

  9. Priyanka Naik says:

    A thought provoking piece of poetry! Struggling through a writer’s block can sometimes be really tough. But it never lasts for long.

    Somehow the mind draws inspiration, and sometimes it comes from the places you least expect to find it. Life is a fickle muse. We got to learn how to pin it down.

    Cheers to you, me and our love for writing! 🙂

  10. Jheelam says:

    “It took me some time to realize
    that my muse is nothing but my ‘drive’.”- Beautiful words. So true. Not all of us are blessed to have Polyhymnia or Erato in our lives. We need to create our own muses.

  11. Loved it. All the best for writing your magnum opus.

  12. Mahak says:

    I didn’t know you write poetry too. That is beautiful Charu. My story is a bit different though. For me, my first book was my magnum opus. I put my heart and soul into it. And after that there was a void. I could not think of anything more to write after that and I felt tired of writing. I felt “worded out”! So for me, my writer’s block came after the magnum opus. Thankfully I am back in my groove thanks to My Friend Alexa.

  13. Deepti Menon says:

    What a heartfelt poem, Charu! May your Magnum Opus be round the corner. Happy writing! 🙂
    #DeepTiesReads #MyFriendAlexa

  14. Muse as drive – an interesting derivative. I think I’d describe my muse as someone who blesses me with an idea and then vanishes 😂

  15. Lovely poem.keep up the good work.
    #sindhureads #myfriendalexa

  16. tinacharya says:

    Beautiful!!! I loved the poem. Very well written. Keep it up !!!

  17. jayanthi6 says:

    I cannot write such beautiful poetry as you…but I was also planning on an “opus” but it is stuck somewhere 🙂 good luck with yours and God speed for its completion!

  18. alpanadeo says:

    Thank for I hardly faced writer’s block. I keep on writing. If not a new piece then just edit my old piece. I feel this helps me in keeping the flow going.
    Btw, loves your poetry. Please write more.
    #MothersGurukulreads #Myfriendalexa

  19. Varsha Gode says:

    Writer’s Block is quite common these days 🙂 and than it’s like back with a bang!
    You have expressed yourself in the poem beautifully 🙂
    #vigorousreads #MyFriendAlexa

  20. That’s such a beautiful poem, and I can completely relate to it. Most of my readers say that my muse is my better half and well, I think they are right. 🙂

    https://www.rohankachalia.com/2018/09/payback-part-3/

  21. Charu, your poem touched my heart at a very deep level. It also answered a lot of questions for me too. This definitely made for a great read. Keep writing! #surreads #myfriendalexa #blogchatter

  22. DrAmrita says:

    A very inspiring poem.I have never thought about writing a magnum-opus before though.It’s way to intimidating.But now reading this its food for thought.

  23. It is indeed relatable for every writer. On some days I sit with eagerness to write something amazing. But my mind has other plans!! Anyway, I know I will get my magnum opus someday!

  24. I am sure that one day you will have your magnum opus but until then keep trying and loved reading this wonderful poem.

  25. rashimital says:

    Hahaha… so true, charu. Happens with me a lot. Ideas mostly come to me either while feeding my second Brin, getting ready to sleep, or while in the shower. And then puff, gone once you’re done with your chores. Kudos to you for maintaining your blog with twins. Here I cant handle it with two kids. #MyFriendAlexa #LiveItYoungReads

  26. Such a lovely poem and you still think you face writer’s block ?
    Just keep writing.

  27. Leha says:

    I’m yet to find my muse. There are times when inspiration flows like a river and then I’m blank for days or even months. Quite erratic.
    #MyFriendAlexa #literarylehareads

  28. Ahh… that ‘viral’ post we all crave for 🙂 Love your blog and writing! Keep it up!

  29. bytetrails says:

    Ur “drive” is your muse. a nice inspiration for all the writers.

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