Musing

Musing

A Poem by Rita L. Sev
"

Happiness is like a butterfly which, when pursued, is always beyond our grasp, but, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you. - Nathaniel Hawthorne

"

Hovering near is my Muse

On wings of words she flies

          but just as I approach,

          she escapes into the skies

 

My flimsy net of thin blue lines,

So close, I almost reach her

          but then she flits away so fast,

          elusive, fragile creature

 

At times I must surrender to

My untamable resister

          and hope to try another day

          to catch one of her sisters

© 2013 Rita L. Sev


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Congrats on winning the contest! I really loved this poem, I read it over and over. Has such an amazing flow, and is portrayed so awesomely! Thanks for sharing it! :)

Posted 8 Years Ago


Rita L. Sev

8 Years Ago

Thank you, Brittney! I am so happy you enjoyed this poem!
How difficult it is to capture in words the beauty our mind can conjure! I loved this, it was very light hearted. :)

Posted 8 Years Ago


Rita L. Sev

8 Years Ago

:) Thank you again, Skye! I am so glad you are enjoying these writes!
That was pretty funny... those muses are very fickle, it is like trying to control a child.

Posted 8 Years Ago


Rita L. Sev

8 Years Ago

Yes, an unruly child with a mind of her own! Thanks, Dale!
You had your muse when you wrote this. Nice rhymes

Posted 8 Years Ago


Rita L. Sev

8 Years Ago

I caught the little bugger after all, I suppose - Ha! Thanks, Mark!
Very nice. I just only recently learned about "muse" and what that means. Imagine writing all these years and never knowing! I used to call it "writers block" now I know to say "my muse has left me." And just think you got a poem out of the situation, guess you catch your muse after all. ;)

Posted 8 Years Ago


Rita L. Sev

8 Years Ago

Ha! Thank you, OBWH! For years, I wouldn't let my Muse in - now when I want her, she flies away! I.. read more
Ahh, those fickle little creatures...how they do love to tease. How beautiful they are, how quick to fly just out of reach...
Yes, I can definitely relate to this one, Rita!!

Posted 8 Years Ago


Rita L. Sev

8 Years Ago

Thanks, Angel - sorry I missed this earlier...
You've captured the elusive spirit of the dreadful creature! I wrote similar sentiments in my poem, "My Muse", but in a much darker, more sinister context.

I especially loved those last two lines of your final stanza. I hope you catch one!

Posted 8 Years Ago


Rita L. Sev

8 Years Ago

Thank you, Dean. Even when it is exhausting, I keep chasing... I just read your "Muse" poem - perhap.. read more
Dean Kuch®

8 Years Ago

Demanding. Yes, that is the word. Demanding.
Thanks Rita, your poem was quite lovely!
I love this! Mystical and beautiful, Rita! I can see her teasing you and I can hear her tinklng laughter when she zooms out of reach. Adorable images! Angi~

Posted 8 Years Ago


Rita L. Sev

8 Years Ago

Yes, the laughter - haha! Can't catch me! - argh! :) Thanks, Angi!
A wonderful poem. I think I traded my muse for minions back in 2009. In retrospect - it wasn't a good trade. love the line "my flimsy net of thin blue lines"

Posted 8 Years Ago


Rita L. Sev

8 Years Ago

Ha! I have a colleague who is obsessed with those cartoon minions - your review has me thinking of h.. read more

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