The Creative Process


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The Creative Process

The Creative Process

Somewhere deep in the inner caverns of the brain

neurons are stirring and activity seems to be of the making.

Signals to synapses are tested to determine receptivity.

Chemicals arouse and flood cranial cavities.

Blurred images begin to form but are to dim to distinguish.

Colors flash as if some giant storm could be forthcoming.

Neurotransmitters wrapped in synaptic vesicles

 fire off warning signals awakening sleeping dendrites.

A wave of electrochemical excitation pulses through the brain.

 Messages are relayed to all senses to standby.

Molecules respond by opening nearby ion channels.

Infinitesimal sparks and whiffs of smoke increase in number.

The eyes, still closed, begin to flutter as if struggling to open.

Fingertips twitch slightly as electrical impulses arrive.

Inner images are now clearer and begin to bond.

The hand moves slowly to the nearby pen

finally grasping it as if desperate to begin.

Markings now appear on the tablet in rapid succession.

The brain is engaging now throttling up to speed.

Words take form and create lines, one after the other.

    Noradrenalin and endorphins bring the mind to a critical frenzy.

Finally in a climax of the postsynaptic cell membrane.

The mind gives birth to an embryonic but exquisite poem  

The creative process begins to subside

 Order once again returns to the chambers of the mind  

And the poet rests

©Copyright 2009 Charlie Gragg

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SpiritSong commented on The Creative Process


Well...this certainly puts "Intelligent Design and the fact of Obvious Orderly Arrangement into a clear perspective! Everything created has a divine and clear Order and Function...thank you my brother for expressing it so vividly in this poetic arrangement of Divinely thought out systematic Order, and Intended function....He sure knows what He's doing a my brother?..Great write my good friend.."SpiritSong"



Thank you for reading and your kind comments.

jademelissa74 commented on The Creative Process


You have deciphered the cognitive mental process which, through analytic and synthetic operations, abstracting and generalizing some, even obtaining products under the form of an idea, concept or judgement; we the so called poets, have been reeled in to enjoy the process of creativity. :)) You are amazingly talented.



And you my dear are not only a very talented poet but you are also a very nice lady. Thanks.

cottoncandi commented on The Creative Process


This is a very creative piece of work that displays all the characteristics of a true poet very nice



Thank you I enjoyed writing it.

BraveMoon commented on The Creative Process


As a medical professional, a scientist, someone who has established the Left and Right brain balance within, I dig this balladry. O'st'



Thanks I appreciate your reading and commenting

dahlusion commented on The Creative Process


A victorious piece depicting the rising and falling of the creative process by way of the floating imagination's never-ending craving for creation. A stimulating read!



Thanks vry much Dah

Poetry is what gets lost in translation.

Robert Frost (1875-1963) American Poet.

Hampton’s Poems (111)

Title Comments
Title Comments
Searching 5
The Poetess 14
Nonsense 12
Solitude 18
Lame Limericks 14
Message to Papa 15
Young Jimmy O’Fallon 11
The Computer From Hell 18
Life Ain’t for Sissies 16
The Mind In Motion 13
The Game of Poetry 9
Silence 55
WordSlinger 19
Holiday Thoughts 12
Sweet Mary 18
From White to Grey to Black 19
The Reckoning 12
And All of That Jazz 16
Today 25
No Offense, Just My Opinion 16
Lucky 10
You’re Only as Old as You Feel 13
Saturday Night 13
Political Change? 14
The Female Gender 17
I’m In Charge Here, Aren’t I? ( With Epilogue) 10
I’m In Charge Here, Aren’t I? 7
Remembering 11
This Web We Weave 13
The End 16
The Day the Clouds Cried 16
The Path of Life 12
My Mother Ruth 12
Humanities Challenge 14
A Cowboy's Perspective 12
July in Buda Texas 14
The OP Poets Parade 20
The Chatelaine 12
Shot Through the Heart 17
Poetry and Fine Wine 18
The Man What Am 10
The Final Beat of My Heart 16
The Rainbow of Poets 19
A Cowboy's Lament 13
Of This World I am Not 17
The Wee People 19
An Evening at an Irish Pub 15
The Scent of Love 14
Fresh News from Buda Texas 16
Memories of Times Past 13
The Dance of the Poets 20
The Confession 14
Road to Obscurity 18
Barbara 14
Shadows 15
Prescience 17
Words That Bind 54
Wondering 26
New Year News from Buda Texas 13
We Are All Witnesses 16
Christmas 25
A Cowboy’s Prayer 29
The 9 ers 24
Love Defined 27
Tis a Time to Give Thanks 21
More News From Buda Texas 26
Choices 26
News from Buda, Texas 21
In Search of God 21
Writers of Poems (WOPs) 26
Out of the Darkness 15
Visions from Within the Mist 18
Baseball 12
The Night Stalker 16
The Man I Presume to be Buck 16
The Sounds of Time 17
The Little Man in the Green Hat 18
Blah Blah Blah 14
One Two Three 13
Carpe Viam 11
Love in the Afternoon 13
The Moth 14
Lost & Dungeons of the Mind 11
The Creative Process 19
The Truth and the Tribe 19
The Long Wait. 19
Feathers 26
The Arrow 14
Take Two Cialis and Call Me in the Morning 26
Ghostly Images 16
Friends 11
Angels Without Wings 20
The Rider 16
Pride and Shame 18
The Winning Poet is.... 21
Memories 13
Politicians 67
Your Mailbox Is Empty 18
God's Visit 17
Poets and Poems 20
Love Thy Neighbor 13
Renewal 8
The Roar of Silence 17
Blessed Are These Days 4
Time and Space 5
Life's Journey 8
Gift To The Fallen 16
Hunger 21
The Antique Shop 30