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My heart forgive me the affliction... (for Marge)

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Master
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0 posted 05-07-2000 04:54 PM       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

*note: there's an explanation of the names below the poem.

My heart, forgive me the affliction
The love you feel I canít resist
I think I found my vocation
This time itís real I have a gist
And I will stand by this conviction
Iíve met my mentors with ovation
The gifts of Mnemosyne and Zeus,
Nine sisters. Each will be my muse
And I will write with inspiration,
And with my verses Iíll amuse,
Iíll stun, bewilder and amaze.
The critics will not get enough
Of words of Thalia, my love.
Iíll travel back through time and space
And lead my readers to the past
With Clioís words Iíll flabbergast
And with perceiving eyes Iíll gaze
And write about years that passed
And resurrect them for the crowd.
Iíll take my reader from the ground,
Enlivened greatly from afar,
High into space to reach the star
And there heíll live forevermore
Urania, Iíve grown unbound!
There is no height that I canít capture!
Iíll tango high above the floor
And praise the holy Terpsichore
For winding me to feel the rapture.
And Euterpe with her golden strings
Will play for me in exaltation.
Polymnia will wake the nation
To listen to a soul that sings!
Oh Calliope, letís hear a tale
The youth is hungry for you word
Half-drowsing and quite bored
The youth is tired of the stale.
It needs a hero to acclaim
Oh Calliope, donít let me fail,
Donít let a writer sink in shame.
And for the wisemen, Melpomene,
Create someone they havenít seen
His sorrow let them sympathize
And curse his destiny with spleen.
Erato, help my soul arise!
Iím gathering the information
My loveís effect to aggrandize
And to extend my loveís sensation.
To saturate with inspiration
My broken heart, my blind eyes.


Explanation:


*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.



[This message has been edited by Master (edited 05-07-2000).]
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1 posted 05-07-2000 06:41 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~
I am delighted.
You did the musing sisters proud.
What a treat to be inspired by them
all at once.

They are fascinating for sure.
I believe we've only come to know their
powers so that we can reach new heights
in our writing.
You are more than welcome for the information pertaining to them.  

I've always known the history of the muses and I honestly believe that in knowing them,
it frees them to come more often.

A WONDERFUL, WONDERFUL piece.
I think you captured them all in their beauty.
Thank you for sharing this with us.
~*Marge*~


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Master
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2 posted 05-07-2000 07:42 PM       View Profile for Master   Email Master   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Master's Home Page   View IP for Master

I was inspired by your knowledge, so you can say that you're my muse... LOL Thanks!
tracie66
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3 posted 05-08-2000 06:20 AM       View Profile for tracie66   Email tracie66   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit tracie66's Home Page   View IP for tracie66

WOW....I've only just caught up to this one and I'm glad I found it   you have done yourself proud and I applaud you. I think Marge is such a wonderful poet and person and I think you,ve done her proud too.
Tracie~


 Love is the life of the soul...
It is the harmony of the universe


Master
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4 posted 05-08-2000 11:19 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 Tracie! Glad you liked it!
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5 posted 05-08-2000 01:22 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

As much as I love your masterful translations I love your original poetry even more! This is excellent, Master!  

Denise
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6 posted 05-08-2000 03:58 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 Denise, any advice on how I can make this one better? Should I try to continue with it or leave it as it is?
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7 posted 05-08-2000 04:01 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

I'm no critic, that's for sure, but I know when I love something and I love this just the way it is. If you are brave of heart try posting it in CA for some in-depth if you want to see where it stands with those sweethearts over there (and they really are).
To me it seems perfect just as it is though! Thanks for asking for my opinion!  

Denise
 
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