Fall and Rise of a Poet

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Fall and Rise of a Poet

The poet said, I'll write no more!
Erato has walked out the door!
Love has left, and nothing does remain!

She was my Muse, my love, my life!
Without her, all has turned to strife!
Now all I hear is lost love's sad refrain!

I tried to give the poet cheer,
but he would hardly let me near.
With tears and sighs, he looked a sorry sight!

I said I'd take him for a drink
(or two), and give him pause to think
about his life, this fateful, mournful night.

At length, he said he'd tag along,
and so we joined the merry throng
inside the local tavern, down the lane.

He said, I'm drinking to forget!
I nodded solemnly, and yet,
I knew with time his smile he would regain.

A sing-along was in full swing,
and soon we too began to sing.
And sure enough the poet's smile returned.

We drank and sang into the night,
as mournful moods were put to flight,
and all the table candles had been burned.

I helped him home, past closing time,
and on the way he wrote a rhyme.
I told him (truthfully) I was impressed!

He laughed and said, Thank you, my friend!
And I was sure that in the end
the poet's pen would not have time to rest!



Copyright © | Year Posted 2017

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Date: 10/25/2017 8:55:00 PM
That person in your poem brought the poet to a bar and there he had a drink, as he drank, his ideas came to him to write poetry. Yea! have a nice evening my friend.
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Date: 10/26/2017 1:57:00 PM
Thank you Darlene! Blessings!
Date: 10/18/2017 4:45:00 PM
I really love this well written piece Robert. This is true, not just for poets, but for every living being. Many times in life, we lose what drives our different endeavours and need a good friend or relative to stand by us till we get back on our feet. Cheers.
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Date: 10/18/2017 4:55:00 PM
Yes, we need to reach out and help each other. Thank you, Sandison, for reading and commenting!
Date: 10/10/2017 7:21:00 AM
Hi Robert. This , my friend is a great poem and I will certainly give it a seven and a favorite. Sometimes all us poets need is a change and to have a friend who understands how important poetry is, well, that is a great gift. I can relate and will enjoy reading this one many times. Thanks for sharing..... Robert.
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Date: 10/10/2017 9:54:00 AM
Thank you, Robert, for your gracious comments!
Date: 10/4/2017 2:31:00 PM
You describe the fall and rise of a poet with an able pen, Robert. I suppose many of us pass through similar phases. I wrote a poem a couple of years ago, more or less related to yours (The Poet Who Never Was). Belated congrats on p.o.t.d. Regards // paul
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Robert Haigh
Date: 10/4/2017 3:22:00 PM
Thank you, Paul, for your kind words! I have visited your poem, "The Poet Who Never Was" and left a comment. Have a great day!
Date: 10/1/2017 4:31:00 AM
Inspiration can come from any direction even if we feel we may never write again. I could relate. Excellent! Congratulations on POTD Robert! I am playing catch up!
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Date: 10/1/2017 4:34:00 AM
Thank you Connie! Yes, we all go through lean spells, as far as writing goes. There are times when I think I have nothing left to say, and then something comes out of the blue!
Date: 9/25/2017 7:02:00 PM
Poet's hearts oft break and remake. Muses flee and then return..A cycle that is like the seasons and mysterious even to we poets.. Truly brilliant writing my friend.. Big congrats on POTD...
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Date: 9/26/2017 3:00:00 AM
Thank you, Robert, for your kind comments! Much appreciated!
Date: 9/25/2017 9:06:00 AM
It never ceases to amaze me as a poet that even in our darkest moments when our muse seems lost. that someone comes along or some situation occurs that reignites the flame and causes our muse to burn bright again. Very enjoyable poem well done.
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Robert Haigh
Date: 9/25/2017 2:32:00 PM
Yes, Edward, inspiration can return at any time, when we think we have dried up. A phrase overheard can lead to a poem sometimes, I find. Thank you for reading and commenting!
Date: 9/24/2017 4:35:00 PM
How did I miss this poem...I really enjoyed reading...It was obviously much more than a beer or two...
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Date: 9/25/2017 5:30:00 AM
Thank you, Arturo, for reading and commenting! Much appreciated!
Date: 9/23/2017 8:32:00 PM
Late Congrats!!!...my friend...yahoo!!!...POTD...god bless...*WW*
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Robert Haigh
Date: 9/24/2017 3:02:00 AM
Thank you WW!
Date: 9/23/2017 5:21:00 PM
Congratulations for POTD honors Robert with this awesome and creative write. Amazing and totally enjoyed! :)
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Robert Haigh
Date: 9/24/2017 3:01:00 AM
Thank you so much, Susan!
Date: 9/23/2017 3:23:00 PM
Well understood thanks for posting!
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Robert Haigh
Date: 9/23/2017 3:25:00 PM
Thank you Joyce!
Date: 9/23/2017 2:38:00 PM
Sometimes the creative pump has to primed, nicely done
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Robert Haigh
Date: 9/23/2017 2:45:00 PM
Thank you Curtis!
Date: 9/23/2017 1:38:00 PM
- Back for a congratulations, Robert - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 9/23/2017 2:44:00 PM
Thank you Anne-Lise!
Date: 9/23/2017 10:25:00 AM
An amazing poem, Robert, it's always so nice to encourage other poets to keep penning:) congratulations on a well deserved POTD :)
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Date: 9/23/2017 2:44:00 PM
Thank you Jo!
Date: 9/23/2017 10:06:00 AM
wonderfully written Robert,thanks for regaining a poets passion,,,congrats,,,poet of the day
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Robert Haigh
Date: 9/23/2017 2:43:00 PM
Thank you Richard!
Date: 9/23/2017 8:17:00 AM
Thanks for the read Robert. I enjoyed it and congratulations for POTD honors...
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Robert Haigh
Date: 9/23/2017 2:43:00 PM
Thank you Charlie!
Date: 9/23/2017 7:39:00 AM
Hi and congratulations Robert at achieving POTD with this wonderful poem, a joy to read. :))
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Date: 9/23/2017 2:42:00 PM
Thank you Roy!
Date: 9/23/2017 7:35:00 AM
This poem would make a great lyrical pub song, Robert. Sorry I missed it when you posted, but I'm so happy that its potd.
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Date: 9/23/2017 2:41:00 PM
Thank you Lin!
Date: 9/23/2017 7:17:00 AM
Fabulous pen! Congratulations on potd :)
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Robert Haigh
Date: 9/23/2017 2:40:00 PM
Thank you Maureen!
Date: 9/23/2017 7:00:00 AM
Congrats on POTD!
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Robert Haigh
Date: 9/23/2017 2:40:00 PM
Thank you Agnes!
Date: 9/23/2017 5:33:00 AM
Returning with congrats Robert!
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Robert Haigh
Date: 9/23/2017 2:39:00 PM
Thank you Vijay!
Date: 9/23/2017 4:36:00 AM
My congrats for this POTD.
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Robert Haigh
Date: 9/23/2017 2:39:00 PM
Thank you Victor!
Date: 9/22/2017 6:44:00 PM
You gave the poet ideas for writing poetry. Hewill write forever. have a nice evening my friend.
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Robert Haigh
Date: 9/23/2017 2:20:00 AM
Thank you Darlene!
Date: 9/22/2017 4:08:00 PM
Such a joyous poem, Robert. It made my heart smile. Great title too. I loved the flow of this upbeat, delightful poem, my friend. Star bright poetry! Instant fave for sure. Love and joy always.
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Robert Haigh
Date: 9/22/2017 4:22:00 PM
Thank you Freddie! Have a great day!
Date: 9/22/2017 2:39:00 PM
All writers, whether of prose or poetry, has his/her dry periods or writing blockage. I've had a few also, but I also spring back and am happier for it.This poems has a good flow and makes for easy reading. Enjoyed reading it. Thanks for reading my dark humor. / M
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Robert Haigh
Date: 9/22/2017 2:43:00 PM
Thanks Maurice. Yes, I think most of us suffer from writer's block at some time. It can be frustrating, but I find that writing a Limerick or two can get me back into the flow. Have a great day.
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