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Bitter Muse

Of what use is a joyless muse?
What purpose could she serve?
Fit for naught but sardonic comedy,
too gruesome to harvest laughs,
or the chèvre’s ancient tragedy-
but what good is that?
Is life not acrid and dank enough
for muses to bitter be?
Is wormwood manuscript a balm
for exhausted humanity?
Oh where, Olympian maiden,
did all your mirth depart?
Is mortal life not pained enough
we must suffer too in art?

Copyright © Ashley Poort

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  1. Date: 1/22/2012 12:01:00 AM
    Ashley, Congratulations, in Matt's wonderful contest. Have a great one, always & forever PD

  1. Date: 1/20/2012 12:54:00 PM
    Very nice poem Ashley .Enjoyed the read.Congrats on your win.

  1. Date: 1/20/2012 6:21:00 AM
    Congratulations on your super win in Matt's "Anything" contest Ashley. Love,Carol

  1. Date: 1/19/2012 8:57:00 PM
    What a great idea you wrote on for this contest. Congratulations to you. Great write!

  1. Date: 1/19/2012 8:20:00 PM
    Congrats on placing in my "Anything" contest! You beat out 89 others!