Ode to a passionate muse

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In my darkest days you are the first
glow of dawn that lights the sky,
your pain is as though splitting of 
seashell that hems in understanding.

I am muse, I am song, yet I am woe
which others reckon their own,
as unadulterated heart I am sound
of the sea crashing upon rocks.

I wish to write words to delve deep
into the poetic mind and retrieve
irrevocable nothings that touch,
hear and taste a world which keeps
me from being myself.

I, am forever bound, to ameliorate
agony of knowing desire better.

 

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“I am my own muse. I am the subject I know best. The subject I want
to better.” – Frida Kahlo

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60 thoughts on “Ode to a passionate muse

  1. Old Egg says:

    That is often the way that we know ourselves best. I just wish she didn’t have so much unhappiness in her life to go with the pain. However would she have painted so well without that stimulus? Great poem Sanaa.

  2. Kim M. Russell says:

    ‘I wish to write words to delve deep
    into the poetic mind and retrieve
    irrevocable nothings that touch,
    hear and taste a world which keeps
    me from being myself’
    Oh yes, me too, Sanaa!.

  3. Bjorn says:

    As often the case I find that your poems land in the best conclusion…
    the agony in the end… what a muse.

  4. Susie Clevenger says:

    This is beautiful, vivid verse. You capture the beauty and agony of the creative search, expression, passion to express more. Thanks so much for taking part in the prompt!

  5. paul scribbles says:

    The difficulty within is captured so well…and the idea that perhaps our best comes from there.

  6. Amaya says:

    What we are to others can be so varied, as you made me think with, “I am muse, I am song, yet I am woe
    which others reckon their own,”
    that the problem of identity can be a source of pain in itself.

  7. willow_switches says:

    your pain is as though splitting of
    seashell that hems in understanding.

    wonderfully delightful and startling image – it’s very lovely for the play of juxtapositions

  8. Jennifer Lawrence says:

    “I, am forever bound, to ameliorate agony of knowing desire better.”

    These lines alone say it all!

  9. Kerry says:

    I really like the seashell image at the beginning of the poem. It set the tone of the piece very well.

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