navwin » Archives » Open Poetry #9 » Errant Muse
Open Poetry #9
Post A Reply Post New Topic Errant Muse Go to Previous / Newer Topic Back to Topic List Go to Next / Older Topic
Senior Member
since 1999-08-15
Posts 1906
Sitting in Michael's Lap

0 posted 2000-08-27 12:13 PM

Errant Muse

I rue my artist's aspect,
My gift become a curse –
My pen too long lay silent –
Too long bereft of verse;

By verbiage abandoned,
And faltering in rhyme,
I cannot coax my rambling
To poetry sublime.

If aught is truth in legend –
If Muses hold the key –
I beg, what moved my Patron
To take Her leave of me?

Was not my meter lilting?
Did not my phrases please?
What sacrilege was spoken
To cause Her ear unease?

Alas!  I have no answer;
For only flesh am I:
No Goddess judging verses
With scrutinizing eye.

Now I await Her favor --
This vain, disloyal Sprite –
With page and pen at ready
To win Her fey delight.


It is only a test ...

If this were your Actual Life, you would have been given better instructions!

© Copyright 2000 Linda Anderson - All Rights Reserved
Deputy Moderator 1 TourDeputy Moderator 1 TourDeputy Moderator 1 Tour
Senior Member
since 2000-04-01
Posts 1764
1 posted 2000-08-27 12:15 PM

Simply superb. The usuage of words is simply marvelous. You have a gift which I thank you for sharing with us.  

Ronil (What I say I live by and what I live by is what I create).

Poet deVine
Member Seraphic
since 1999-05-26
Posts 22612
Hurricane Alley
2 posted 2000-08-27 09:54 AM

Even when your Muse is missing in action, you write great verse! Loved it!  
Deputy Moderator 1 TourDeputy Moderator 1 Tour
Member Laureate
since 1999-11-23
Posts 14937
East Lansing, MI USA
3 posted 2000-08-27 10:19 AM

We should all write so well when our Muse has left us my friend. . .

Superb. . .


That which gives light must endure burning
--Victor Frankl

brian madden
Member Elite
since 2000-05-06
Posts 4374
4 posted 2000-08-27 01:09 PM

Wow, want to swap muses Skyfyre this is a stunning piece excellent use of words. Why can't my muse be like yours  ? lol.  

"I concede relationships have left me weak Won't be here so I don't care Look for something worthy to replace my guilt" Mansun legacy

Member Ascendant
since 2000-07-06
Posts 5334
Staffordshire, England
5 posted 2000-08-27 01:27 PM

Hello Skyfyre...
               I guess I'm going to have to fight Brian over your muse!!  It looks to me as though your muse is back.....this was an excellent piece of work!!

Today is a gift....
That is why they call it
'the Present'!

Fred Hobbs
since 1999-06-08
Posts 329
Tallahassee, Florida, US
6 posted 2000-08-27 04:44 PM

No one writes more pleasing poetry than you (with or without your muse around).  


Deputy Moderator 1 TourDeputy Moderator 1 Tour
Member Ascendant
since 1999-06-07
Posts 6871
7 posted 2000-08-27 04:46 PM

Is this about my muse or yours?  


Member Elite
since 2000-08-19
Posts 2330
Queensland, Australia
8 posted 2000-08-27 04:49 PM

Being without a muse doesn't seem to stop you.

Senior Member
since 2000-02-18
Posts 564
North Carolina
9 posted 2000-08-27 04:59 PM

muses are fickle things of fancy are they not? fabulous flow of form illustrated in this wonderful verse, skyfrye

Don't care what people say
Just follow your own way
Don't give up and use the chance
To return to innocence.

Member Elite
since 1999-12-27
Posts 3263

10 posted 2000-08-27 05:03 PM

Kess, I'd be willing to wager that with this piece, as all your others, her fey delight is won.  

So good to "see" you, and thank you so much for this gift of word, my friend.

~ Claire

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

Senior Member
since 1999-08-15
Posts 1906
Sitting in Michael's Lap
11 posted 2000-08-28 04:54 PM

Xeonox:  You are simply too kind.    I'm eating it up!  Thank you for the read and reply ...

Sharon:  Thank you kindly ... being without a muse AND my own phone line (for internet purposes of course -- I don't actually call anyone) has been quite a trial for me (not to mention Michael, but his muse seems to be much more loyal!)  

Sven:  You're swelling my ego, my friend -- careful!  

brian:  Wow!  That's quite the compliment -- and as far as my muse goes, you can have Her if you can catch Her!  

Sunny1:  Perhaps I should consider renting her out, eh?     Thanks for reading ...

Fred:  Oh my -- *blushing*  At the risk of ruining my purist reputation -- plugs like that are the very reason I write!  

Liz:  Maybe she's playing both sides!  

Dee:  Ain't a whole lot that DOES stop me -- LOL -- much to the dismay of the reading public!

sonjes:  Indeed they are ... but like any woman, they wouldn't be any fun without the mystery, IMHO!

Claire:  So glad you stopped by, my friend!  'Tis always a pleasure to read your replies as well as your beautiful verse.  With any luck, I'll soon be peeking my head in here a bit more often ...

Thanks again all!     



It is only a test ...

If this were your Actual Life, you would have been given better instructions!

Member Seraphic
since 1999-05-20
Posts 21191
Cape Cod Massachusetts USA
12 posted 2000-08-28 06:07 PM

Pesky little diversions - They ought to know better than to Mess with Kess...
Member Rara Avis
since 1999-08-02
Posts 8296
Purgatorial Incarceration
13 posted 2000-08-29 11:38 AM

I think you probably just left her here in California... that is a long trip!!!
Deputy Moderator 1 Tour
Member Rara Avis
since 2000-06-03
Posts 9543
The Shores of Alone
14 posted 2000-08-29 02:54 PM

Another beauty, I am your devoted fan.

Member Empyrean
since 1999-06-25
Posts 63354
Listening to every heart
15 posted 2000-08-29 03:14 PM

O, I've not seen this word so long
'fey' be of personal delight
and should I wave thy magical wand
your muse shall visit you this night!

Post A Reply Post New Topic ⇧ top of page ⇧ Go to Previous / Newer Topic Back to Topic List Go to Next / Older Topic
All times are ET (US). All dates are in Year-Month-Day format.
navwin » Archives » Open Poetry #9 » Errant Muse

Passions in Poetry | pipTalk Home Page | Main Poetry Forums | 100 Best Poems

How to Join | Member's Area / Help | Private Library | Search | Contact Us | Login
Discussion | Tech Talk | Archives | Sanctuary