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Below is the poem entitled Elusive which was written by poet Matthew Anish. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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     The muse
touches you at times 
     your words sing !
Most of the time 
she is in hiding 
   So, you put your pen to paper
  with poor results 
  But the music shall return 
  And yes, she will 
   Inspires, takes you higher 
to litereary triumphs 
  Words that leap from the page 
  Soon enough
   old age 
 will come 
   The fire which once burned 
       Will become ashes 
The music has power 
    but not enough
to defy Father Time 
    or stop the Angel of Death 
   The dark angel who 
 eventually wins all battles 


Copyright © Matthew Anish

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  1. Date: 10/1/2012 9:51:00 AM
    I just found Tolkien's poem....."The Man in the Moon Came Down Too Soon".:)

  1. Date: 10/1/2012 9:38:00 AM
    Why oh why, Mister Geppetto, do I have a wooden head?:) Egg plant is a rich purple, like a spiritual colour...when it's ghanoushed, it's white. A searching write, Matthew...oh that sometimes "Elusive" muse.:( Inspiration "takes you higher" when you put your pen to paper. You've created a write that I will ponder on. Best wishes! Mikki

  1. Date: 9/26/2012 4:07:00 PM
    very well done Matthew ;} I seen you messaged me so I wrote a poem about Soupmail ;} hey , you have a blessed day ok ;}

  1. Date: 9/24/2012 9:54:00 PM
    yes, that old dark angel wins too many battles!! WEll, congratulations on your recent achievements, and I sure enjoyed this latest post from you. Andrea

  1. Date: 9/24/2012 2:55:00 PM
    nice one! we all have to wait for that muse to come out of hiding...

  1. Date: 9/24/2012 12:07:00 PM
    I am ready for my muse to return! lol. I really enjoyed this write. :) Tanya

  1. Date: 9/24/2012 10:12:00 AM
    Good morning Matt, you have a wonderful gift and ways with what inspires your muse. Love this one, even if you point out the dark angle wins all battles.. enjoyed stopping by today..always~ pd