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Poet in Recluse

I relinquish my pen before the storm of her tears falling upon my bare arm her gentle whispering breathed in my ear Muse of mine, adieu to your wit and charm With piqued reasons I have come to deduce It's time to say fond farewell to my muse She should seek a new poet and lay claim for my words have grown utterly abstruse Spare me sullen eyes, from cries in refrain I shall not weep in sadness nor disdain Bitterness does not become a recluse My poet's heart weakens, I dare not feign Time's drawn the shades in darkness of night No candle flame shall glimmer enough light in which I may be tempted before morn to doubt seclusion and attempt to write Cloistered without pen, I shall ever be From thinking in rhyme I shall be set free Poems half written on bits of scrap paper I shall lock away and then toss the key My hand has retired, this last poem now penned No more idyll thoughts of mind will transcend Bereft of rhymes and abandoned of verse This poet knows her time has reached an end Ink no longer flows through my tunneled veins Expressed emotions in poetry wanes And when interred, on my stone I shall read, "Reclusive poet" over my remains **** **** **** Fourth of July, 2017 Broken Wings "R" Form

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Date: 12/30/2019 1:39:00 PM
Hello Lin Lang, yes this poem is from the heart you created. Sometimes it is hard to create a oem when our muse runs dry. i hope you get first place with this poem. Have a nice day my friend.
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Lin Lane
Date: 1/12/2020 5:24:00 AM
Thank you, Darlene. The judge thought it only good enough for 3rd place.
Date: 9/9/2019 1:07:00 AM
It's fascinating to me the phases we "sensitive" types go through - one day creating at a fevered pitch, the next at our wits end, (and too ragged from our soul-scraping efforts to e'er consider more) ... this speaks to something most of us go through, I think, and In such a powerful way - superb write! I miss your positive presence here, Lin, (though I've nearly left a dozen times since you left). I pray you are finding success and joy at AllPoetry, and that life is blessing you in all ways.
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Lin Lane
Date: 1/12/2020 5:21:00 AM
I'm revisiting my older poems and just now seeing several comments. Many thanks for your glowing thoughts, Greg.
Date: 6/15/2019 9:44:00 PM
Wow Lin. This is an awesome poem.
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Lin Lane
Date: 1/12/2020 5:20:00 AM
Thank you very much, Line.
Date: 1/23/2018 7:17:00 AM
Wow, Lin, I just found this poem while browsing this morning. What a gem... John
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Lin Lane
Date: 1/23/2018 7:36:00 AM
I appreciate your compliment as well as the little digging you did to find this one, John.
Date: 10/24/2017 6:59:00 AM
"A Masterpiece" Need I say more?
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Lin Lane
Date: 10/24/2017 7:05:00 AM
Thank you for the kindest compliment, Jerry. I truly appreciate your thoughts.
Date: 8/17/2017 9:03:00 PM
I hope this got 1st, Lin! It's one of my favourite poems
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Date: 8/17/2017 9:18:00 PM
The judge thought it only good enough for 3rd, but I'm happy it's one of your favorites, Rick. Thank you.
Date: 8/13/2017 12:56:00 PM
Beautiful poem!
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Lin Lane
Date: 8/13/2017 12:58:00 PM
Well thank you, Anita.
Date: 8/2/2017 2:06:00 PM
Excellent as always. Bravo!
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Lin Lane
Date: 8/2/2017 2:17:00 PM
Thank you so very much, Klio.
Date: 7/29/2017 1:47:00 PM
Lovely verse. I'm sure this holds some favorite lines for you. "Ink no longer flows through my tunneled veins.." is only one of mine! great poem.
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Lin Lane
Date: 8/2/2017 2:16:00 PM
There are always one or two that a poet likes in a write. Thanks for the kind comments, Gayle.
Date: 7/17/2017 4:17:00 PM
wow, Lin, you went all out on your rubaiyat. I really love the way you supported the theme word. The last line is a stunner. congrats for your win, dear.
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Lin Lane
Date: 8/2/2017 2:15:00 PM
Thank you, Andrea.
Date: 7/17/2017 2:40:00 PM
Not sure if this was for a contest or actual truth. This is amazing though. I surly hope you keep writing.
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Lin Lane
Date: 7/17/2017 2:56:00 PM
It was for a contest, and I thank you for liking it so very much, Anna.
Date: 7/17/2017 12:08:00 PM
This is simply beautiful Lin! It flows effortlessly and the rhymes are great! Congratulations! Dean
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Lin Lane
Date: 7/17/2017 2:55:00 PM
I really appreciate you kindest of sentiments, Dean. Thank you.
Date: 7/16/2017 9:01:00 AM
Congrats on your 3rd place win, Lin!
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Lin Lane
Date: 7/17/2017 2:55:00 PM
Thanks a lot, Dale.
Date: 7/14/2017 8:04:00 AM
Wonderful writing Lin, I marvel at the form and how you've mastered it, your word choice is excellent, piqued, sullen, idyll, cloistered, abstruse, all great words that don't seem to be used often. What a great poem this is!
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John Hamilton
Date: 8/10/2017 10:30:00 PM
In case you didn't know now number 44 on the top all time poems, way to go!
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Lin Lane
Date: 7/14/2017 8:13:00 AM
Thank you for the many wonderful remarks, John. I wanted something different for this one in form and depth. Who becomes more reclusive and sullen than a poet who feels he can no longer write? I appreciate your thoughts, as always, Lin.
Date: 7/13/2017 9:23:00 AM
I am on board with Whitewolf on this one, it is truly a gem. I see you have mastered the form and gifted us with a wonderful poem. A fav..
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Lin Lane
Date: 7/13/2017 10:37:00 AM
Thank you, Robert...grateful for you kind remarks.
Date: 7/7/2017 8:58:00 AM
A wonderful write Lin. Thought about doing this contest but your write well describes my state of mind lately. I would bet in your case 'Once a Poet, Always a Poet' and if you never offered another word to be shared, you would never stop writing. It's just the way poets think.
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Lin Lane
Date: 7/12/2017 5:32:00 AM
Thanks very much, James.
Date: 7/6/2017 2:21:00 PM
This is great....I love Rubai... If you have a moment check mine and let me know... You know Rubai is Persian, even though the word itself is Arabic, and I'm pure breed Persian!!! LOL
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Pashang Salehi
Date: 7/24/2017 1:40:00 AM
I missed the contest, even though I have many Rubaiyat ...
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Lin Lane
Date: 7/6/2017 2:35:00 PM
Thank you, and I will read you.
Date: 7/5/2017 5:40:00 PM
oh my Lin this is way out...Congrats on POTD-C it couldnt go to a better poet....Seren
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Lin Lane
Date: 7/6/2017 2:34:00 PM
Thank you, Seren. I'm doubly honored by the comments of all of you.
Date: 7/5/2017 3:14:00 PM
Congrats on POTD-C...someone must like you there.
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Lin Lane
Date: 7/5/2017 3:27:00 PM
POTD_C is the most valuable award around...and I'm very honored to receive it. Thanks for delivering the message, Tim. I hope some 'ones' around here like me because there are many whom I admire in more ways than one.
Date: 7/5/2017 1:31:00 PM
Fantastic Lin, I love Ruba'i and Rubaiyat. White Wolf was completely insane after he read your poem, he dragged us all over here to read, it took me a little while to comment. I have lost my muse a little while ago, and although I still struggle, she's slowly coming back to me.
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Lin Lane
Date: 7/5/2017 3:25:00 PM
White Wolf is my new biggest fan as well as my in house psychologist. We had a nice talk recently...well I did the talking and he did a great job of listening, errr reading. Your muse is not lost to you, she needed a little R&R, but she loves you and will return after a swim in an ocean. She's building a repertoire of ideas for you. ;-)
Date: 7/5/2017 6:43:00 AM
Your poem is amazing. I have not seen this form before but I like it. As far as the theme, I think we all feel this way from time to time but our muse, perhaps fading once in a while always seems to come back brighter than before. Nicely done Lin.
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Lin Lane
Date: 7/5/2017 3:23:00 PM
Thank you, Chris. My muse refused to leave me, and it was I who was trying to ship her off so I could retire. lol Thanks for thinking of it so well.
Date: 7/5/2017 1:32:00 AM
Beautiful poem, Lin, though I know this is fiction:) as the Seeker once wrote, we are all under "The poet's curse", where we just can't be without writing:) I like the thought portrayed in this:)
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Lin Lane
Date: 7/5/2017 3:22:00 PM
That Seeker guy should know better than to believe in curses. I'm happy that you like it so well, Jo. Thanks!
Date: 7/4/2017 6:09:00 PM
I bow to your masterful pen my lady Lin...hopefuly you jest...for your pen is mightier than my sword lol...god bless...^WW^
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Lin Lane
Date: 7/5/2017 3:20:00 PM
You are such a gentle warrior, but bow before? Never. I do indeed jest except for the contest. Your pen is equal to mine, so you need no sword with me. Thank you for the kind words.
Date: 7/4/2017 4:24:00 PM
A brilliant write, Lin, a winner already ~*
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Lin Lane
Date: 7/4/2017 4:28:00 PM
Thanks so much, Eve. I'm delighted at your thoughts.
Date: 7/4/2017 3:40:00 PM
I hope this is fiction Dear Lin, lovely classical piece, best wishes...
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Lin Lane
Date: 7/4/2017 4:28:00 PM
Pure fiction, my dear Charlie. Thank you for your well wishes.
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