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A Sonnet on My Muse's Feet

Sometimes my muse acts up. Does she get tired? When inspiration lacks, I call on her. I’ll ask, “Are you in hiding or retired?” I feel so miffed. Inside I mumble, “Grrrr.” I pause a moment. Sometimes for a while! Perhaps a break from thinking I might take. Then I resume, take up my pen, and smile. I hear her footfall when she’s come awake! I hear her pattering inside my brain. “Use this word. No, use that word,” she might say. I thank my muse again and then again. She comes through for me almost any day. I have to focus when I hear her feet. She often treads with an iambic beat! Oct. 5, 2020 for Silent One's When There Is No Inspiration Poetry Contest

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Date: 10/8/2020 11:03:00 AM
- Andrea, a pleasure to read this entertaining poem :) - Congratulations on your great 2nd place in the contest :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 10/8/2020 8:11:00 AM
Love the ending, just brilliant... Your sonnet made me smile and it can be related by many... Congratulations on your placement in the contest..
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Date: 10/6/2020 12:24:00 PM
this is lovely & I loved the witty last line
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Date: 10/6/2020 8:03:00 AM
You need to be garlanded for rhyming ‘her’ and ‘grrr’! My muse’s feet are usually dactylic by the way. Perhaps I have a three-legged muse? A fine pun to end on, anyway :-)
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Andrea Dietrich
Date: 10/6/2020 10:48:00 AM
thanks, sometimes my muse feels like doing the three-step!!
Date: 10/6/2020 4:58:00 AM
Such a inspiration in this "muse" you've found... love this. God bless you with many more amazing writes! Love to you, Gina
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Date: 10/6/2020 3:52:00 AM
A poem so inspiring for 'When there is no inspiration'.... your muse so amazing... great thinking and word flow Andrea! ~ Ani
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Date: 10/6/2020 3:15:00 AM
Great expressive Sonnet, Andrea. I don't think you and your muse are ever very far apart. Good luck in the Contest. // Barry.
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Date: 10/5/2020 9:16:00 PM
I am sure poetry comes to you easy. And always the best. ~~
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Date: 10/5/2020 9:04:00 PM
Andrea, I read the muse today, oh boy. Well it's unanimous, we all love the beat to this poem. -Richard
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Date: 10/5/2020 8:11:00 PM
The "iambic beat" is such a marvelous touch Andrea.
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Date: 10/5/2020 3:40:00 PM
I love the "iambic beat", Wonderful write Andrea..
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Date: 10/5/2020 2:48:00 PM
You're not alone Andrea, sometimes we struggle, But they always come through in the end. One thing I find you cant force your writing, I walk away and before long the ideas flow. Good luck Tom
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Date: 10/5/2020 2:10:00 PM
That is the gift you have Andrea--your muse comes through for you any day, any form. Not many can say that. Well done, as always. Did you try to go back and edit title the way you want? I know it worked for you last time I mentioned it. Just click edit--change title--update.
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Date: 10/5/2020 1:07:00 PM
Great upbeat write about writing, Andrea. I love your last line, you DO have a real knack for iambic poetry. Love it, best wishes with SO ~ John
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