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Poets here keep saying that they have lost their Muses can't see where they can go, or is it just an excuse to have a break?
This is my interpretation of the nine classic muses, though I always rely on my own that is imagination and I can't seem to find a reference to this one here..
Though if I had to choose one, I think "Polyhymnia" would be in first place..

The Nine Muses.


A long story to write of you,
An Epic will that do
On many tablets as in days of old
This is how your story is told.


Of times past you tell
Of battles won, and times of hell
Rest a while let your scrolls foresee
A calming image, for you and me.


Sing lyric’s softley to me please
A beauty toned from your lyre to tease
Play to me in dreams, stories of old
Tales from the Greeks so I’m told.


Sing to me in melodious tones
Play rhythms in modern head phones
“No!” You say this cannot be
On my Aulos playing, just listen to me.


Of tragedy you are walled in
A mask you wear that has no grin
Talk to me of things I’ve done
Where there is hurt in everyone.


A beauty of the Sacred Verse
Tales of love for the universe
Veiled from those that cannot see
Give me a glimpse of eternity.


Oh wondrous words of dancing fun
A song made let lyrics run
Oh play, for me, on your Lyre
Let me dance away, filled with fire.


Let’s have some Comic fun
Words of mirth let poetry run
That mask you wear makes us smile
Please let me wear it for a while.


With your eyes I search the stars
With telescopes that see afar
Poetry on a globe you know
A compass in your hand to show..

Ian .T


Indeed, nine of them!
Hm mine is not there.
I started thinking how to describe it.
It is not trivial.

I am inspired, scarred
and enchanted by Change.
I fear degradation,
I welcome development,
I live by calming periodic rotations.
I respect, accept and anticipate it.
Expected or random I struggle for it.
Changelust is my motivation.


This old scribbling would be poet didn't even know there WERE 9 classic muses lol. I appreciate now knowing their name so I can call upon them..........stan

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