Get Your Premium Membership

Prayer for the Makers

Poet's Notes
(Show)

Become a Premium Member and post notes and photos about your poem like Ngoc Nguyen.


* “maker”: medieval term for poet (i.e., constructor of lines, songs, poems, verse, etc.).

Our pages' dearth decrees our prayers for death when, from time to time, we invoke the Muse and she doth not reply (but must refuse!) as our quills run dry while we fail for breath and poverty. We pray the gods from beneath Parnassus that we never waste or lose, but instead acquire, their afflatus,—that ooze and oil wherewith our lines may flow, enwreath'd in hallowed tones and framed with solemn rhyme to honor and magnify the Creator, the Maker of makers, for all of time: for there's no Poet more august or greater! If the Muse but only inspires, desire we words wherewith we may sing as if afire!

Copyright © | Year Posted 2020




Post Comments

Poetrysoup is an environment of encouragement and growth so only provide specific positive comments that indicate what you appreciate about the poem.

Please Login to post a comment

A comment has not been posted for this poem. Encourage a poet by being the first to comment.