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

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Night is dark, and stars are bright, tonight I wish for wings to fly To take a magic carpet ride, to places where a poem resides Imagine insight, wisdom's crown, in a castle far, where muse will hide Rich with beauty, keenly shown, above the secrets of the moon Where stars are keeping hearts alive, and secret words to write a poem Instead, of course, we'll stay at home, no need for magic, or need to roam If closing eyes and knowing this...the wonders of poetic bliss Are close at hand, within the air...a poem resides most anywhere Within a friend, a morning sun, when life is fair, or just hum-drum It's everywhere, in someone's eye, a tear, or in a lullaby It's you and me, it's everyone, the ordinary day we spend A poem is like a tiny rose that starts new life, so tightly closed But given life, it opens wide, and takes you on a carpet ride Where magic words come from your soul, a part of you, you've always known Above the moon, beyond the stars, is not required from the start A poem is always there inside, the part you share, a piece of heart
_____________________________________ For Contest Sponsored By Amy Green 2/7/14

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  1. Date: 3/14/2014 6:56:00 PM
    Carrie, you are so talented at choosing just the right words to convey what we poets aspire to reach in a poem. What a lovely poem that is sure to inspire a poem or two. I am sure to see this on the winner's list.

  1. Date: 3/12/2014 5:06:00 PM
    Ah, poesy! How can a poet not love a poem about poetry? There! I think I got all the p-words in. Anyway, kidding aside, this poem is one of your best that I have read. I presume it was in a contest based on the other comments. I'm sure it placed well. I'm fav'ing it!

  1. Date: 3/11/2014 4:37:00 PM
    Make that a Soup mail. LOL

  1. Date: 3/11/2014 4:37:00 PM
    Dear Carrie, You probably don't even know how much I enjoy reading your poetry, but you are one of the best on this site for sure. Indeed, poets receive inspiration for many things. (Famous quotes usually inspire me most, but nature does work its magic as well.) Loved your comparison of a poem to a budding rose! Congrats on your win. I'm sending an email to you. Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 3/11/2014 3:17:00 PM
    such truth here, Carrie - especially love the magic carpet ride line - congrats on your wins too, my friend

  1. Date: 3/11/2014 7:29:00 AM
    A fantastic journey through the breaths of a poem. The wonders of poetry shine in your words.

  1. Date: 3/10/2014 9:47:00 PM
    What can I say that I've not said before? Your poetry's one of the reasons why I'll never leave this website. You, dear friend, are an incredible writer. I love this poem and ... it's another of yours gems that I "have" to Fav. : ) It's a Winner!

  1. Date: 3/10/2014 4:47:00 PM
    This just sucked me in and would not let go. Awesome work, as usual.

  1. Date: 3/10/2014 5:13:00 AM
    Very inspirational write. Congrats on the fine win, carrie

  1. Date: 3/9/2014 4:45:00 PM
    Carrie, there is no stoppin you hon!! Every line is filled with muses! I think you are a muse in your own right!

  1. Date: 3/9/2014 3:35:00 PM
    Your poems are art.. They are also winners!!

    Green Avatar Amy Green
    Date: 3/10/2014 4:48:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    She IS a phenomenal writer.
  1. Date: 3/8/2014 12:30:00 AM
    Still poetic. Looking back through the years I noticed you there when I was new here. Over 6 years. I just want to say that I apreciate all your comments and longevity that we shared. I ment to send this soup mail but I think it's more meaningful saying it this way. You and a few friends have been with me all the way. And I just wanted to. ... say somewhere we have an aniversary. I know not where. But happy aniversary. Just because you were there. John that goes for Andrea too.

    O. Avatar Ruben O.
    Date: 3/10/2014 9:32:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Bravo, John! I couldn't say it better. Carrie is one of those special souls that light our lives.
  1. Date: 3/8/2014 12:12:00 AM
    This is a beautifully written write about one's desired muse! It can come in all shapes and sized just like you have expressed my friend! I really enjoyed reading this illustrious poem here this evening! What a collection of golden thoughts Carrie! Great Work!!

  1. Date: 3/7/2014 10:40:00 PM
    I guess yours is much closer to being what she wanted than mine was. She just did a blog that made me take my poem down. I was not addressing my muse poem specifically to her. This one of yours is very nice and is able to be seen as a poem that speaks to her as well as yourself, carrie.