A young lad decided to try his hand at poetry. He figured if he could tap his unconscious mind he would succeed. To execute his plan, he left a pad and pen by his bed so he could write down any thoughts that came to him in the night. Sure enuough, later that first night, he awoke from a stirring event, and sought to capture those thoughts as they occurred.
However, as you might guess, it did not work as he went from bed to verse.