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Auguste
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By the sea


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This Muse

by  

Auguste

So many words both heard and said
And yet they're often hard to find
To somehow turn into a poem
They just don't seem to come to mind

Oh what to write this early morn
Of love, of hurt, of what has been
Of memories both old and worn
Or perhaps to never write again

Sometimes he cannot make a rhyme
No inspiration stirs his hand
A work of art takes so much time
He needs the stars or ocean sand

A work of art this will not be
Just like so many more before
The fire is what this one will see
Rejected lines strewn on the floor

He could write of life and ocean dreams
Or the drowning girl he saved one day
But nothing comes to mind it seems
So often times his words will stray

For many years when late at night
He'd turn and there she was to see
She'd put her hand on his to write
When he thought there was no poem to be

Sometimes she unexpected comes
This vision borne on air so sweet
She strokes his brow and often hums
And beside him takes a seat

Her presence like a warm embrace
She finds the words he struggles for
She's dressed in satin sewn with lace
He has seen her many times before

To waist her auburn hair has grown
And clothes the curves of womanhood
She only comes when he's alone
And how he wishes that she would

But this morning she is nowhere found
This Muse that drives him so to write
No hum he hears, there is no sound
She always leaves with coming light

But this morn she didn't come at all
And left he was to struggle on
Perhaps the next time she will call
When it is late and he's alone

So the poem he hoped to be his best
In fireplace goes until again
Another morn she ventures by
This Muse he's come to call a friend







© Copyright 2000 Michael Auguste - All Rights Reserved
Paula Finn
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1 posted 08-06-2000 01:13 PM       View Profile for Paula Finn   Email Paula Finn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Paula Finn

What a tease your muse is...coming in the early hours and leaving you...but isnt that the way of the muse?

never say never
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2 posted 08-06-2000 03:16 PM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

MichaelA~
There is such a personal feel to this piece -
I believe it has to be true.

If so - you are blessed with the musing spirit of one who loves you dearly.

'For many years when late at night
He'd turn and there she was to see
She'd put her hand on his to write
When he thought there was no poem to be

Sometimes she unexpected comes
This vision borne on air so sweet
She strokes his brow and often hums
And beside him takes a seat

Her presence like a warm embrace
She finds the words he struggles for
She's dressed in satin sewn with lace
He has seen her many times before

To waist her auburn hair has grown
And clothes the curves of womanhood
She only comes when he's alone
And how he wishes that she would


If not - I don't believe you !

There is a quiet magic in your pen.
~*Marge*~



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3 posted 08-06-2000 03:19 PM       View Profile for Meadowmuse   Email Meadowmuse   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Meadowmuse's Home Page   View IP for Meadowmuse

You know I love this one, Michael...

~ Claire

Could a greater miracle take place than for us to look through each other's eyes for an instant?......Henry David Thoreau

doreen peri
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4 posted 08-06-2000 03:49 PM       View Profile for doreen peri   Email doreen peri   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for doreen peri

this is no poem for anybody's fireplace... this poem has FIRE WITHIN!! yes, the Muse is illusive and your words here amplify her tease .... all writers can identify with this one .... it is probably one of the best pieces i've ever read on the subject... thank you for sharing this
Meadowmuse
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Lets share this around again...  

Could a greater miracle take place than for us to look through each other's eyes for an instant?......Henry David Thoreau

Alle'cram
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6 posted 08-07-2000 12:12 AM       View Profile for Alle'cram   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alle'cram

This is a great!   I would have sworn she was right there beside ya.
Salooma
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7 posted 08-07-2000 12:20 AM       View Profile for Salooma   Email Salooma   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Salooma

wonderful poem...seems the thought of your muse, has helped you create a grand piece of art. hope to read more.

salooma
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I want to thank you all for your very generous and kind words.  You make a person feel most welcome here at Passions.

Michael



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9 posted 08-07-2000 01:19 AM       View Profile for Sunnyone   Email Sunnyone   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunnyone's Home Page   View IP for Sunnyone

Auguste..
         I agree with all of the above, and
         would add that your muse seems to
         have helped you without your
         realizing!!
               This is a grand poem!!!


I have but one goal in
life.........
To make you smile!
~~ Sunny ~~

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10 posted 08-07-2000 01:28 AM       View Profile for Auguste   Email Auguste   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Auguste's Home Page   View IP for Auguste

Sunny,

I failed to mention it before...I want to thank you for visiting my site.  I hope you enjoy your stay whenever you're there and also, thanks much for your very kind words, my friend.   )

Michael



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11 posted 08-07-2000 01:35 AM       View Profile for ethome   Email ethome   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit ethome's Home Page   View IP for ethome

Michael this is as fine a poem as I have ever read here on the subject of the muse. Wonderful read all the way through.... metaphorical beauty on display...great write with excellent content!!
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oh my...this is splendid
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