Where Is She?

Where Is She?

A Poem by Ellen Hammond

It's lonely without her LOL




I’ve searched the house in vain.

Completely wracked my brain.

Checked pockets and my shoes

But still can’t find my muse!


I fear that she has fled

And left an empty head.

My mind has too much room

Hushed quiet, like a tomb.


This wintry cold and snow

Are reasons she might go

Shirking every tether,

Seeking warmer weather.


Perhaps she found a lair,

Lies hibernating there,

Dreaming, until the Spring,

Of new songs she’ll then sing.


Is there some convention,

She forgot to mention?

Or did my wayward muse

Stow away on a cruise?


© 2011 Ellen Hammond

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To be able to write your way out of a black hole is a feat in itself, and you have not only accomplished that, you have done it with panache. I've experienced the same thing myself, twice lately, and it's an uncomfortable and annoying feeling. You treat the subject with such humour that I'm sure your muse will return, if only bcause it doesn't want to be left out of the fun. Great stuff!

Posted 11 Years Ago

4 of 4 people found this review constructive.


intriguing poem...good strong writing!

Posted 7 Years Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Ellen Hammond

7 Years Ago

Thank you, I had been going through a long period of not writing or at least starting poems but not .. read more
Ah lol I really love this! Love the poem's rhythm which sounds like a song to me. :)

Very well done!

Posted 10 Years Ago

Wow, this is truly amazing

Posted 10 Years Ago

^ true story, and I think it's happened to everyone here.

Posted 10 Years Ago

Oh to lose the muse is something we all go through

Posted 10 Years Ago

Oh the run away muse, beware of it's return! Great read!

Posted 11 Years Ago

Thanks for sharing this, Ellen. I cetainly can identify. Believe me when she returns you won't get a minutes peace until she gets her way. Hope you are doing OK.

Posted 11 Years Ago

Sometimes our muse just leaves us for a while but thankfully always returns. Nice pen on this.

Posted 11 Years Ago

Very intresting and really enjoyable read!

Posted 11 Years Ago

This is a beautiful write, I admire and become inspired by so many that i'm not sure if I have a muse. Very nice poem

Posted 11 Years Ago

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Added on January 26, 2010
Last Updated on February 25, 2011


Ellen Hammond
Ellen Hammond

Saint John, N.B., Bay of Fundy , Canada



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