Posted in Poems, Writing

The Muse



flames aflutter

in unseen currents

wrap their golden glow

around us

the Muse and I

float on a hint of music

where she is tempting me

luring me

in trance

my fingers stroke the keys

words alive in our minds

we create

A fury of shrillness

ruptures our haven

The Muse fades


I call out to her


and she returns

to fondle my ear

her whisper is faint

but I still hear her

eyes slightly unfocused

my hands resume

staccato rhythm

Again insistent sounds

pound on our bubble

shredding apart

what words remain

The Muse


hops onto my desk

crawls into a drawer

gently I try to lift her

but hazy eyes blink

she curls up



I curse, sigh

and pick up the phone



Text and photo © Marion

MUSE – prompted by  

“The Muses in Greek mythology, poetry, and literature, are the goddesses who inspire the creation of literature, science and the arts. They were considered the source of the knowledge, related orally for centuries in the ancient culture, that was contained in poetic lyrics and myths.”


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16 thoughts on “The Muse

  1. I have been thinking of posting an advert for my muse, she has been missing for quite some time now. Very glad that you have yours yanking on your ear to be an inspiration for your writing.
    Much love,


  2. Marion, your Muse is a peskly little flirt. I love it! ♥
    Thank you for your encouragement on me finding mine.
    I also compose on the keyboard. Sometimes my muse
    is sitting on my shoulder, other times she is pushing
    keys not wanted. 🙂


  3. Very a-muse-ing! (Well, SOMEBODY had to say the obvious!)

    I know the feeling – and then the person on the other end of the phone wonders why they receive a less-than-enthusiastic greeting!


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