Lilting Lay for My Lifelong Muse
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A lay, or brief lyric poem or narrative meant to be sung.
Forlorn, my Muse lets out a deep, deep sigh;
silent, I just listen and don't ask why.
Her sighs belie her true, carefree desire,
for she's forever gay to just inspire.
Though glum, she sees me in the cool of morn
by brook and bower where I once was born;
now overjoyed, she beams with sincere love,
as she glides to me on the wings of a dove.
Thereon, reposed nearby the babbling brook
and bower (far, far from the ruined rook!),
I write lays just for her, my sighing Muse:
for if for her I write she won't refuse
to be my lifelong Muse till I am dead,
when I ere long someday will be well-read.
Copyright © Ngoc Nguyen | Year Posted 2021
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