"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


Image result for muse in greek mythology


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 Months Ago


3 of 3 people found this review constructive.

Einstein Noodle

2 Months Ago

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

2 Months Ago

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

2 Months Ago

thank you :)



Reviews

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 6 Days Ago


Einstein Noodle

6 Days 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 1 Week Ago


Einstein Noodle

1 Week 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 1 Week Ago


Einstein Noodle

1 Week 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 1 Month Ago


Einstein Noodle

1 Month 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 1 Month Ago


Einstein Noodle

1 Month Ago

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


Einstein Noodle

1 Month Ago

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

1 Month 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 1 Month Ago


Einstein Noodle

1 Month Ago

couldn't ask for more angel .. thanks so much for your review ... we all need feedback eh!?
.. read more
angelink<allie>

1 Month 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 1 Month Ago


Einstein Noodle

1 Month Ago

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

1 Month 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 1 Month Ago


Einstein Noodle

1 Month Ago

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

1 Month Ago

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

1 Month 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 Months Ago


Einstein Noodle

1 Month 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

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