my muse, take 2 (by bellesogni)

English: Queen Marie Antoinette as Erato. Ital...

English: Queen Marie Antoinette as Erato. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Erato with her crown of roses whispered to me
tonight, why don’t you try to write something lovely?

put your passionate heart and tender soul into it
and unleash your fiery soul and ardent inner spirit

but I sighed that I didn’t know what to say
unless some outside inspiration comes along my way

so she sat next to me and played her musical lyre
hoping that romantic music would light my fire

but I only fell asleep in my easy chair
so, she finally left me alone in disgust and despair

or so I thought until she walked into my dream
singing to me that things aren’t always as they seem

she touched my stilled hand then stroked my face
urging me to rise, stimulating my nocturnal pace

from warmth and sleep she jerked me awake
the ideas came quickly, I had poems to make!

forgive this man, a mere mortal oh Erato fair
I know now that if I ask you’ll always get me there

for the rest of the night I wrote until all was right
then my eyes grew heavy in the pearled morning light

I thought it a dream until my eyes followed my nose
bringing a smile to my lips at the sight of the dewy rose


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  1. #1 by RKHouse on October 19, 2012 - 10:14 am

    A beautiful poet, bellesogni, recently enhanced my poem “my muse was not amused” in a comment. I’m not sure how often people read comments, so I felt this enchanting work deserved a post of its own. So, with her permission I’ve posted this “collaboration” and I hope you enjoy it. Can you tell who wrote what? I can’t.

  2. #2 by Parul on October 19, 2012 - 11:53 am


  3. #4 by bellesogni on October 19, 2012 - 11:57 am

    You’ve filled my heart with joy this morning. Thank you.

  4. #6 by gladiuspoeticus on October 22, 2012 - 11:06 am

    So beautiful 🙂

    • #7 by RKHouse on November 10, 2012 - 9:43 am

      Thanks, brother warrior. I think bellesogni did an amazing job with her additions to my original.

  5. #8 by silentfingers on October 29, 2012 - 1:34 am

    This is truly lovely!

    • #9 by RKHouse on November 10, 2012 - 9:45 am

      Thank you! Of course, bellesogni really gets the credit for the lovely addition to my original.

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