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"Taps" .... with guidance from Richard..thank you sir!

"Taps" .... with guidance from Richard..thank you sir!

A Poem by Einstein Noodle
"

thought i needed a poem on the Muse ... i suppose this will be my one and only. :)

"

Taps


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the nine muses; compliments of Delphi Guide



I went to her and drank my drams in twos,

the service smiled a welcome, one and all.

But, time and pens run dry, because the muse

will sound-off taps, and dusk will surely fall.


Like empty caskets lowered down below,

the darkled, black of ink no words will spill.

She stops at whim, her flow as omen'd crow … 

my raucous, cawing, craving heart -- be still.


I try to resurrect reluctant muse,

with no success, as looking in I see,

a dust that chokes and gags creative fuse,

that burns too short to lift her harsh decree.


She plays the taps when time is standing mute,

and reveille when want cannot refute.


E. 7/25/2019

© 2019 Einstein Noodle


Author's Note

Einstein Noodle

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Ah,
The title struck and drew me to your verse.
Beautifully rendered, My Friend, in all the magnificence a true Sonnet should be, and brilliantly displayed here in homage portrayed and paid to your petulantly stubborn muse.
It is the rare few who can compose a proper English Sonnet, and yours dances to the beat and rhythm every true poet's heart can feel. Your imagery is vivid, emotion compelling, and syntax that brings all to life upon the page … the workings of a master poet.
I think it's amazing, the flexibility in variety of artistic skill displayed upon your pages.
I am humbled by the generous mention of my name, as but a mere touch here and there was called for, you prepared so well.
Love the perfect picture choice, and the music(?) … hmmm, let's say a bit eerie, but it certainly gets the idea across. 😳

Ya know, Gene? I often wish I had a muse, but after reading this, I'm not so sure I could coax her to properly behave … LOL!
Thank you for sharing another of your excellent, skillfully, and artfully composed pieces … KUDOS! ⁓ Richard 🍃

Posted 2 Years Ago


3 of 3 people found this review constructive.

Einstein Noodle

2 Years Ago

ahahahaha yes ... if wishes were dreams we would dream them come true eh!? she most certainly will n.. read more
Richard🖌

2 Years Ago

Well, Gene,
As a poet, you have realized a rare accomplishment to be exceedingly proud of.read more
Einstein Noodle

2 Years Ago

thank you :)



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a fabulous piece of lyrical rhyme. 👍
loved these 2 lines particularly. ❤️
"She stops at whim, her flow as omen'd crow …
my raucous, cawing, craving heart -- be still."
wish I had a muse sitting on my shoulder, i'd be inspired to write a lot more poetry.
cheerio carola
ps. I've been going back in your pages to find poetry I can understand.



Posted 1 Month Ago


Einstein Noodle

1 Month Ago

i could not be more gratified .. that you are taking time to search around my lanes and pathways .. .. read more
Ah, yes. Very well penned. These are such painful and difficult times. It can be unbearable.

Posted 1 Year Ago


Einstein Noodle

1 Year Ago

thanks again for taking time! yes! i think the creative urge and subsequent "dry spells" can be terr.. read more
Like Keats' ballad, La Belle Dame Sans Merci, your sonnet speaks to the mystery and mysterious subterfuge of your muse E. Gracefully written with great meter and rhyme. Your picture and imagery hearkens in surreal tones and shading. The Lady eludes me also, more frequently these strange days unfortunately... Thank you for this well-penned piece!

Posted 1 Year Ago


Einstein Noodle

1 Year Ago

wow! Annette! thanks so much for finding this one .. i am tickled to death .. sonnets are very diffi.. read more
dearest Gene... this awesome mystical sonnet is played on a Mandolin where Muse dance vicariously in wisps of Wisteria in bloom.
My heart is beating to a drum that is heard
In the presence of angel hums. gently, Pat

Posted 2 Years Ago


Einstein Noodle

2 Years Ago

yes... definitely it is the language they spoke at the time .. the Sonnet made for it .. that's why .. read more
Patricia Wedel

2 Years Ago

dear Gene.. I am intrigued by the music that resonates when flutes are used to seduce the day. gent.. read more
Einstein Noodle

2 Years Ago

have you ever listened to Carlos Nakai? ... check it out :) https://youtu.be/XHdOSMpZ1_w
A SONNET!!!!!! :) I am sooo in love with the sonnet!! :-) OHHHH what a funny, stubborn muse!!!...Exceptional use of language! WOW... So wonderfully done!!

Posted 2 Years Ago


Einstein Noodle

2 Years Ago

your finding the poems that are not me norm Susan :) "I Want" is a bit outside my shy wheelhouse and.. read more
A nicely rhymed piece whose military images capture well the imperiousness of the muse. Indeed, when the flow is cut off, it is with a "harsh decree." No bribe, no flattery will turn her head. Until she gets her nap, no more words.

Posted 2 Years Ago


Einstein Noodle

2 Years Ago

you feel me brother! ;) she is all that for sure .. we are at her mercy and lovin' it eh!? kind of s.. read more
Oh no ... say it isn't so. Long live your muse, says I.

This was really an extraordinarily crafted and conceived piece. I really enjoyed:)

Posted 2 Years Ago


Einstein Noodle

2 Years Ago

thanks Pryde!!! i sure appreciate your kind and encouraging words .. so happy you enjoyed reading .... read more
This would not be out of place in a 19th century poetry anthology. Lovely use of our language and a subject that all poets will absolutely empathise with.

My kind of poetry this.

Beccy.

Posted 2 Years Ago


Einstein Noodle

2 Years Ago

thank you Beccy .. I appreciate your encouraging and kind review ... this is the first sonnet attemp.. read more
Love this! If I could carry a tune, I would sing this! It has the makings of a song, IMO. A masterpiece, really!

Posted 2 Years Ago


Einstein Noodle

2 Years Ago

flattery butters me toast ma'am!! :))))))))))) thank you so much .. I am so grateful to Richard for .. read more
Gripping, and I must admit, terrifying, E.! I suppose we’ve all had dusty, dry spells, though I can’t imagine not finding my dear muse. I only need one. ;) For writers, this one certainly hits the heart. Extraordinary work, sir.



Posted 2 Years Ago


Einstein Noodle

2 Years Ago

thank you so much RE .. i feel humbled by your review .. truly ... yes dry spells come and go .. eac.. read more

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