MUSES OF MY MIND

MUSES OF MY MIND

A Poem by An owl on the moon
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What brings words alive in you?

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Words are my drug…

trembling, emotion infused…

exhilarating fascination with fiction… fantastical friction

fire-lit on cold nights… intoxication born in shadows and moonsong…

melodic medicine poured deep in my sunset smiles as morning kisses night’s dark cheek…

a scent wafting on the wind…

rivers racing in the radiance of day…

love-linked letters in the lingering light… a child’s voice that is my own from across the years…

iced laughter before the tears…

warm breath on my neck in shades of dusk… lip-licking beauty…

glimpses of soft skies in summer… screams from the numberless and nameless… mindscapes on foggy drives home … a cry in the night from Want…  

dreamscapes as sleep dances… desires undone…

these are the muses of my mind…

© 2012 An owl on the moon


Author's Note

An owl on the moon
To finish my first novel, An Owl on the Moon, I listened to Sting’s “Desert Rose” no less than a hundred times… It made my mind like a flame set free in a forest… Such are the muses of my mind… What brings words alive in you?

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I have a feeling YOU will be something to bring alive the words in me. Other then that, the experiences of life, and music. Like you, music. I hear a song and fall into a world so incredibly uncontrolled if the music stops I cannot continue writing unless I press the play button again. I've spent countless hours listening to the same songs, I thought I was crazy but maybe not. Then again, maybe we're both crazy?

Posted 9 Years Ago


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dear Owl... my muse wakes me in the middle of a stormy night... with lines that mellow with morning light... with pen and paper the rhymes flow with a tale of beauty borne while birds fluff their feathers in inclement weather. Lovely piece of heart to heart where feelings have spoken in musical interludes. truly, Pat

Posted 2 Years Ago


An owl on the moon

2 Years Ago

So glad you stopped here, Pat. Thank you for your kindness. May your muse always awaken those words .. read more
I liked the rhyming inside the lines....where no one was expected it (with fiction… fantastical friction!).The personification and imagery of "morning kisses night's dark cheek" .....what a gorgeous image! Lots of alliteration in this one too....which makes the words flow easily. A bit melancholy and nostalgic. Yes, our muses are from today, tomorrow, and yesterday. They are all of our life experiences and all the people we have met along the way. Bittersweet beauty! Lydi**

Posted 7 Years Ago


An owl on the moon

7 Years Ago

Yes.. so true... our muses live within us always.. speaking through us and reminding us of the beaut.. read more
such beautiful imagery in this piece. I think for me music is a huge inspiration, and Desert Rose is a great song

Posted 7 Years Ago


An owl on the moon

7 Years Ago

Thank you! Your words lifted my heart. May you find endless inspirations for you this week..
The poem is beautiful. I had to read again. The amazing description took me to places and thoughts. Memories are a permanent part of us. They can sneak up on us and take us back in time. Thank you for the outstanding poetry.
Coyote

Posted 8 Years Ago


An owl on the moon

8 Years Ago

My friend, you are always such a blessing for me. Thank you so much!
So I'm not the only one who uses a song or type of music to set the stage. In some cases its like flipping a switch that transports you instantly. This poem is one of your best....each line takes you to a new thought or emotion. Beautiful... :-)

Posted 8 Years Ago


An owl on the moon

8 Years Ago

Thank you for sharing your insights and your time with me. Let's turn up the music! :)
Muses caught inside of dream catches at night
when its dark the sun sleeps, the moon in full glow
love and laughter rain on us in downpours of tears
heart asks soul for a dance, in love and romance
in gentle tides of emotions, charting there course.


Oh I so adored your poem and felt so inspired, each word so breathtaking, and warm, your word choices are oh so captivating and I enjoyed your poem so very much so, thanks for sharing xoxo

Posted 8 Years Ago


An owl on the moon

8 Years Ago

I deeply appreciate your comments and your precious time to stop. Thank you!
SheWolfNLust

8 Years Ago

You are most welcome, your poetry is amazing xoxo
I think my muse is whatever my mind is working on . I am very analytical and turn things over and over. If it keeps coming back to me, then I will write about it. And once I'm awhile it will come through dreams or just as I am drifting off to sleep. What a lyrical way to convey your inspiration to write....I loved it.

Posted 8 Years Ago


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Eve
and what lovely muses they are, this is just stunning, I enjoyed very much!

Posted 9 Years Ago


Beautiful poem--and so much to say about words. You have lovely phrases...feeling scent, sight, sound...
Any random phrase starts words in me. A story builds itself around a single sentence.

Posted 9 Years Ago



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2018 was a journey through my poetic novel, An Owl on the Moon. 2019 found me goinging back to a deep inspiration for me... Wonderland...2020 will whisper itself over the seasons... Come walk the worl.. more..

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