"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


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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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This is beautiful, Einstein.
It's amazing being carried away by muse but dangerous to remain in its trap. She doesn't easily let go.

Posted 2 Years Ago


Einstein Noodle

2 Years Ago

ahahaha yes .. like a sultry woman ;) thanks for taking time here Kay .. see you 'round!
E.
Kay Salisu Titilola

2 Years Ago

Always my pleasure... Einstein.
This pulled me in and captivated me like a web. I had to follow it to it's end, great work.

Posted 2 Years Ago


Einstein Noodle

2 Years Ago

couldn't ask for more angel .. thanks so much for your review ... we all need feedback eh!?
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light and ashes

2 Years Ago

Definitely :) hope all is well with you where you are.
Amazing rendering with skill and creativity. Richard is a wonderful poet and very helpful indeed. He has gotten a great spirit.
As for the poem. it is a success even under duress of the muse.

Posted 2 Years Ago


Einstein Noodle

2 Years Ago

glad you enjoyed Sami ..thanks for taking time .. and yes .. Richard is a great guide and teacher read more
Sami Khalil

2 Years Ago

Wow! You are welcome. All....
A lovely write here E..about the muse in sonnet form with . rhyme and rhythm spot on ..great picture of all nine..I had been wanting to write about each one.. But never got around to it..did write one poem about my muse though ...the one that drinks coffee at 3 o'clock in the morning..Nice work.E;

Posted 2 Years Ago


Einstein Noodle

2 Years Ago

thanks Fran ... all nine eh!? that sounds like an ambitious adventure ;) would love to read it if yo.. read more
  Fran Marie

2 Years Ago

I know right..all nine would be quite an undertaking..I thought put all nine in one poem dedicating .. read more
Einstein Noodle

2 Years Ago

going there now ;) thanks!!!
I love that a poem about the muse being fickle shows such skill and creativity. I have a friend who writes form poetry when he is trying to jar the muse out of her stupor. I think sometimes we have to be our own advocate and just not wait around for the inspiration.

Which you've done expertly here. I love the sonnet form when it doesn't feel dated. It's not always easy to do that, but, you've done it well here. Inspiring for someone who doesn't write form poetry very often.

And, darkle. That's a great word. Good to be introduced to your work!

Posted 2 Years Ago


Einstein Noodle

2 Years Ago

yes! don't you just love "darkle"?? i read a lot of Dean Koontz and he uses it in several of his boo.. read more
when Taps is played on any Naval base, you have to stop what your doing, face the flag, salute or be perfectly still. Failure to do so is punishable by disciplinary action. You've made it (this mythology) a vehicle for the resurrection of our poetic inspiration. (genius). You don't always see this strict adherence in iambic transport to impart or communicate new world, post modernist poetry, but you managed. Obviously you are of another age.....wonderful......dana

Posted 2 Years Ago


Einstein Noodle

2 Years Ago

ahahaha another age indeed .. old man m'lady rushin :)) funny you relate to the Navy .. the branch i.. read more
Oh, E, this is a wonderful sonnet! Lyrical, rhythmic, and easy to relate to. That darn muse is very moody and when we want to write, she does not necessarily cooperate, does she? I think the best way to break writer's block is to write....and you have proven that here. Great work! Lydi**

Posted 2 Years Ago


Einstein Noodle

2 Years Ago

you know how much i appreciate all your input Lydia .. thanks for taking time ... i feel pretty happ.. read more
This appears to be a sonnet (altho I'm no expert on form) . . . and I love that your message is lively & vibrant & relatable & unique. Sometimes sonnet-writing seems to entice poets to offer up a particular type of predictable generalized rubbish (in my opinion, & I've offended some with my honesty, including your comrade in sonnet-writing). Sooo that's why I love this poem so much, becuz it's nothing like the sonnets I usually fall asleep during. Also, with gazillions of pieces being written about writing & muses & blockages on a writing website, you've managed to steer clear of all the ways it's already been done, so that your poem puts across a fresh & striking idea about the muse dance! Great poem! (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Einstein Noodle

2 Years Ago

Margie .. your review has blessed me socks off! ;) thank you so much .. i completely understand your.. read more
Your final couplet encapsulates it all , the sentiments and the struggles a writer endures endlessly under the vacillating influence of muse. An exquisite sonnet, delineated perfectly... I think your muse was at your side delightedly, when you composed this epode.

Posted 2 Years Ago


Einstein Noodle

2 Years Ago

well....Richard was most certainly there ;) all artists know just what the Muse is ... and how She w.. read more
Mrudula Rani

2 Years Ago

It is entirely my pleasure. Your wonderful writings are always inspiring treat, dear E.

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