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The Death of the Muse

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The Death of the Muse

She was a pretty muse
As far as muses go
He said she had about her
An incandescent glow

There was a certain mischief
He saw there in her eyes
And though he couldn’t touch her
He’d tasted paradise

She made his mind to wander
Down honeysuckled lanes
A few moments with her
And he’d forget all his pains

She had such rosy lips
Cascading raven hair
And though he could not touch her
He felt her presence there

She made him feel euphoric
She knew how to beguile
Was it the words she spoke?
Or the magic of her smile?

She was a pretty muse
As far as muses go
But it did seem of late
That she was losing her glow

The muse sat and wondered
At what had dimmed her light
In playing hide and seek
Was she lost of his sight?

She thought to seek him out
When to her great surprise
She found him much bewitched
By another Muse’s eyes

At once all of her sparkle
Her charm and beauty too
Blew away with the wind
She pondered what to do

The muse just simply smiled
Blew a kiss towards his face
She changed into a fairy
Flew away without a trace

At times when the dear poet
Sit downs to write a rhyme
He finds the words are lost
And he gets lost to time

He wonders about the muse
And in the flicker of candle light
He can’t see the little fairy
Just sparkles in the night

The heavy hearted poet
Is out of poetic tune
He killed his inspiration
He killed her off too soon

But then again the fairy
Smiles at him from afar
She knows her work is done
Now she’s just a guiding star.

Eileen Manassian Ghali

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  1. Date: 6/19/2013 8:36:00 PM
    Nice poem.

  1. Date: 5/27/2013 1:14:00 AM
    Love it,, very cute,,,, I like to write on fairies ;}

  1. Date: 5/26/2013 12:12:00 AM
    "as far as muses go"... sounds quite nonchalant... as far as Drama Queens go ;) LOL! Very enchanting, this one. A lot of sophisticated elements... death, betrayal and then a strange sense of hope in the end... I don't know how that works, but I love it.

  1. Date: 5/23/2013 3:33:00 PM
    this is very charming. i especially love the beginning - "as far as muses go" is just delightful!

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 5/24/2013 2:40:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    :) Thank you my sweet Ilene! Glad that line caught your attention...I quite like it myself! ;)
  1. Date: 5/23/2013 10:29:00 AM
    Eileen, my experience is that she comes back with renewed vigor even after a break of fifteen years. This is a really inspired write, friend. She or rather he in your case seem to love you so much!! hugs :) Jag

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 5/23/2013 10:39:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    :) I'm glad you stopped by, Jag. A visit is always welcome. Muses come and muses go, but as my dear friend Demetrios said...poetry must still well up from inside. :)
  1. Date: 5/23/2013 9:06:00 AM
    You are amazing! This is truly magical!

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 5/23/2013 10:36:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    :) Thanks, Richard! I'm touched.
  1. Date: 5/23/2013 7:33:00 AM
    What a roller coaster. The emotions are very gripping here.

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 5/23/2013 7:35:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    :) Well, you know me! The emotional fruitcake! Now that doesn't have to have a negative connotation, does it? ;) Fruit cake is yummy! Well, I must say chocolate cake is better...um...got carried away I guess! Thanks for the visit! :)
  1. Date: 5/23/2013 6:35:00 AM
    How sad when a muse dies! Poetry though is everlasting for in the heart of each poet is found! Inspiring him from within! A beautiful sad verse, lesson for every muse and every poet! Thank you!

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 5/23/2013 7:13:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Very sad, my dear esteemed poet, but often...the inevitable. Nothing Gold Can Stay...according to Mr Frost. Eternal things can only remain....It is sad, nonetheless. Thank you for your treasured visit! Me Agapi Panta