THE CLOCK AND MY MUSE

THE CLOCK AND MY MUSE

A Poem by JENY
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A poem wrote for a contest... whose theme is Writer's block

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 THE CLOCK AND MY MUSE

 

I determine to cloak my writing

In a stiff attire called discipline

So that I can forget the block

That may attack me at any time

Round the clock.

 

My muse the undisciplined elf

She comes when I am too busy to dream

And elopes when I am badly in need of her

She loathed the clock and its integrity

 

I chalk out a plan

That might attune my pen

With my clock and my muse

Into a harmonious co existence

 

The muse the late comer

Comes too late for the clock

Clock blocks the muse with its knell

Of the exhausted, bounded time, it metes out

 

I throw my quill away..

I throw my clock away…

I sit there without any desire

To write, to think, to dream..

 

In the silence that ensued

I hear her footsteps

Soft and fresh as that of a bride

She picks up my quill from the ground

..

She fills it with ink of fictions myriad

Perfumes it with non fictitious facts

Hands it to me in eagerness

Sits too close to my ears

Pour her wisdom into my cranium

 

I write like a man in his madness

She whispers in my ears…

“Never keep the clock on your table

Follow the ticking of your soul

I will be yours till my last breath”

 

© 2010 JENY


Author's Note

JENY
A poem wrote for a contest...
whose theme is Writer's block

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That was very powerful. I can see the coming of a new age, a greater sense of maturity in your writing now! :)

Posted 8 Years Ago


Very nice piece. I think it was a bit shaky in the beginning, but took shape nicely leading to the end. I really liked the last stanza especially "Follow the ticking of your soul". Very insightful!

Posted 10 Years Ago


I sure hope you won lol....Very good write...can obviously tell you dug this from the deepest contours of your mind. Keep writing in the way that you do♥

Posted 10 Years Ago


I love it. Very beautiful written.

Posted 10 Years Ago


awesome poem discipline is a good thing that so many lack :) i also like your chocie of words awesome poem :)

Posted 10 Years Ago


This is quite good, written with direct strength and determination. You combine the tangible with the intangible, and speak expressly with fresh phases. From the first two power lines you continue with amazing aplomb. Kudos.

Posted 10 Years Ago


I loved this poem...
I enjoyed reading this piece
Great write :)
Thanks for sharing! :D

Posted 10 Years Ago


I love this poem...it is so well written...and it is all true...there is no writer who hasn't waited for our muse to arrive...like waiting for a late friend to take us tho the dance...we are helpless because they have the conveyance to get there...
this is eloquent and alluring...you show the intimacy we all have with our muse...the tenderness with which they inspire our soul to flow with thoughts and feelings and words...appropriate since it is those we love that inspire us the most...
very nicely written...


Posted 10 Years Ago


very good write. i know that feeling for sure

Posted 10 Years Ago


Splendid. You put, quite elegantly, how writers block does feel.
"I sit there without any desire
To write, to think, to dream.."
I very much enjoyed this, thank you.

Posted 10 Years Ago



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