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My Two-Faced Muse

My muse can sometimes wear a scoundrel’s face. He flees and hides behind some desert brush, abandoning me in a barren place where sweet imagination has no gush! Of inspiration I can find no trace. This villain muse subjects me to a drought and sets the stage with dreary atmosphere. He scatters prickly pear and rocks about while vultures seeking carrion come near. I fear he’s taken my dear hero out! Where hides my hero muse inside my mind? He needs to change this horrid wasteland green and put the villain side of him behind! I summon forth my hero – Change the scene! My quill is out! My hero now I find. Oct. 13, 2022 For Milt L. Hankins' Three Stanza Poem In Quintain (Sicilian) Poetry Contest

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Date: 10/31/2022 1:38:00 AM
Ah, the muse that hides in shadows; Excellent and a well-deserved placement.
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Date: 10/30/2022 12:03:00 PM
Superb Andrea! Love this quest of yours. :) Congratulations on your win!
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Date: 10/30/2022 9:27:00 AM
A threat to fire him might keep him in line. Congratulations on your placement.
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Date: 10/30/2022 8:55:00 AM
Congratulations, Andrea, on your placement in my Quintain (Sicilian) contest. Good rhymes and a flowing rhythm.
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Date: 10/18/2022 3:32:00 PM
Your muse has a split personality me thinks! that stinks! Well written in the requested contest form, Andrea. I liked it. Hugs, Bill P.S. trying to catch up on your poetry today. :-)
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Date: 10/18/2022 2:15:00 PM
Interesting- muses of good and bad.
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Date: 10/16/2022 7:36:00 PM
Beautiful Andrea ! I am sure your muse is no more showing his villainous side. Enjoyed your sense of humor here. Head for a win. All the Best!
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Date: 10/16/2022 11:58:00 AM
Reads like a good contender to me for the contest. Way to go. It sounds kind of scary Halloween in content. Thanks for the visit to my page. Your two comments were supportive. Sara
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Date: 10/16/2022 11:49:00 AM
i'm siding with Mr. Gorelick Andrea with your "muse" in this write...Yep, i liked it dear poet....have a great day...much love, james
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James Peranteau
Date: 10/16/2022 11:53:00 AM
p.s...don't be shocked, but sumtime this week, i think that i will be getting my avatar back...up to date me for sure... ;)
Date: 10/15/2022 1:46:00 AM
So wise, and full of wisdom, this poem reminds me of 'dem bones the song. the connections, imagination, pen, ink, paper, Joy!!!
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Date: 10/14/2022 12:25:00 PM
love this creative write, my friend - I think your muse always rocks
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Date: 10/14/2022 12:16:00 PM
You describe a discouraging, stifling, cad who just poses as your muse. I'm sure that your true muse will return post haste! Robert
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Date: 10/14/2022 11:14:00 AM
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Date: 10/14/2022 9:43:00 AM
We wait for the oasis when the muse takes us to the desert, Very nicely penned Andrea
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Date: 10/13/2022 6:21:00 PM
Andrea your muse is on steroids. Your ability to write day after day is a feat few can do. Hugs
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Andrea Dietrich
Date: 10/13/2022 6:56:00 PM
Thanks, Michael. I basically force myself to do it and often I have no idea what I am going to end up with. Sometimes it is hard to get started and have an idea form at all! those are the villain days.
Date: 10/13/2022 8:37:00 AM
Interesting
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Date: 10/13/2022 7:13:00 AM
I don't think I've ever noticed a drought of a poetic muse from you. Whenever I've been with you, you always seem in thought and ever dreaming beautiful words to flow out through your pen.
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Andrea Dietrich
Date: 10/13/2022 10:11:00 AM
it's happened a few times to me, Jenny. And I hate when it happens, but thankfully, I usually get over it and write something eventually. Thanks so much for your support, Sis.
Date: 10/13/2022 7:02:00 AM
Indeed, it's a dilemma because the muse can be kind or a scoundrel. I envy the ease when you write in iambic. You know I tried once and failed. Hugs
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Andrea Dietrich
Date: 10/13/2022 10:12:00 AM
Thanks, Victor, what you said about my iambic.
Date: 10/13/2022 6:49:00 AM
A familiar dilemma for poets! Struggle to drown, surrender to float :)
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Date: 10/13/2022 6:30:00 AM
very nice iambs, flow, Andrea - enjoyed!
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Andrea Dietrich
Date: 10/13/2022 10:12:00 AM
Thanks, Jeff.