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A letter to the poet (inspired by Sven's poem)

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Master
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0 posted 05-07-2000 01:40 AM       View Profile for Master   Email Master   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit Master's Home Page   View IP for Master

This is your Muse, and you should hear me out
My time has come and I will soon expire
My time has come, but I wonít leave too proud,
Iím mad at you, Iím overworked and tired;
Each single verse, each verse that I inspired
You took and turned its fabric inside out!

Forgive me when I say this, youíre a fool!
A fool indeed for you still think too much!
Why think when you just need to snatch?
Like others take my thoughts and drool...
No human words my words can ever match
Write what you hear and only then youíll rule!

And as for me, I need to have some rest
I cannot live to listen to ovation
Donít cry for me and do not be depressed,
Iím sure youíll find another inspiration
Take my advice forget imagination
Just plagiarize your Muse... and reach success.

© Copyright 2000 Andrey Kneller - All Rights Reserved
CocoBaci
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1 posted 05-07-2000 01:59 AM       View Profile for CocoBaci   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for CocoBaci

Makes one wonder ...
Well presented poety and I honestly can say that I felt a sting from these words you've expressed.
CocoBaci
netswan
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2 posted 05-07-2000 02:03 AM       View Profile for netswan   Email netswan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit netswan's Home Page   View IP for netswan

Master this is a great poem.
But don't understand the scathing remarks
behind it.
Do you feel plagarized -- ideas torn
from your pen by someone else.

I sure hope not

netswan
tracie66
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3 posted 05-07-2000 02:05 AM       View Profile for tracie66   Email tracie66   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit tracie66's Home Page   View IP for tracie66

WoW.. this was great, had never thought about poetry like this before and I take your advice  ...now where has that darn muse gone to??...LOL thanks for the read
Tracie~


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It is the harmony of the universe


Master
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4 posted 05-07-2000 11:13 AM       View Profile for Master   Email Master   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Master's Home Page   View IP for Master

Thank you for your comments,

Netswan, a Muse is a creature that inspires any type of writing, ofcourse it's not real and it doesn't really exist. But in this poem, I tried to be a little sarcastic. -- A muse is telling her poet to simply write what she says and not to change anything or else he won't be successful. Read it again, maybe you'll understand... and you might want to look the word "Muse" there's an interesting story behind it.
Marge Tindal
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5 posted 05-07-2000 02:13 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

Master~

Greatly enjoyed your 'take' on the muses.
Your point is very well-presented, with the only exception being that the muses are indeed real to me.

My inspiring muses bring me the thoughts so quickly that I find myself in amaze at what they write.

In Greek mythology we find the nine daughters of Mnemosyne and Zeus, who presided over the arts and sciences.

The names of the Muses were Calliope, Clio, Erato, Euterpe, Melpomene, Polymnia or Polyhymnia, Terpsichore, Thalia, and Urania.

*Calliope the muse of heroic poetry.
*Clio the muse of history.
*Erato being the muse of love poetry.
*Euterpe being the muse of music and lyric poetry.
*Melpomene being the muse of tragedy.
*Polyhymnia (or Polymnia) being the muse of sublime hymns or sacred songs.
*Terpsichore was the muse of dancing and choral song.
*Thalia the muse of comedy and idyillic  poetry.
*Urania is the muse of astronomy and spiritual love.

They make for a fascinating study.
My muses have their own personalities and I've learned their names through the thoughts they present to me.

You are correct when you say that we shouldn't try to 'edit' their thoughts too much.  I so greatly respect what they whisper.

Well, now ... I've just gone on and on ...
Thank you, sir ... you gave me a chance to share all the muses and their history with all of our wonderful poets.
~*Marge*~


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Sven
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6 posted 05-07-2000 03:08 PM       View Profile for Sven   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sven

BRAVO!!!

This is an excellent poem Master. . . I really liked it. . . I feel too that if we didn't try to twist the words of our muses, and really listened to what they say, we as the poets would indeed be more successful (in life and in other matters)

I am greatly humbled that you would draw inspiration from my words and applaud you for seeing what I was trying to say. . .you did an excellent job!!

And Marge, thanks for the lesson about the muses, they continue to inspire and whisper to us all. . .

---------------------------------------------------------------


 That which gives light must endure burning
--Victor Frankl

Kit McCallum
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7 posted 05-07-2000 03:17 PM       View Profile for Kit McCallum   Email Kit McCallum   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kit McCallum

I loved this Master!  Beautifully said. Thanks so much for the lessons on the Muse, and also for you Marge.  It was fascinating. I guess this means I'm not schizophrenic after all!  LOL

/Kit
Master
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8 posted 05-07-2000 04:53 PM       View Profile for Master   Email Master   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Master's Home Page   View IP for Master

Thank you everyone for replying...

Marge, I can't thank you enough for the wonderful information... Read the poem, "My heart, forgive me the affliction," it's dedicated to you...

Sven, it was my honor and thank you for letting me take your ideas... Your poem amazed me from the start.

Kit, I'm glad that you enjoyed it.
 
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