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by Joyce P. Hale

Wednesday, December 07, 2005
Rated "G" by the Author.
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Alas, my Muse has turned her back
and left my mind in mire;
the words my heart and soul do seek
have died, and fight respire.
The lofty thoughts and soaring words
that God allowed to me
have melted as the sand dunes
by encroaching waves of sea.

It is a gift when words we write
touch others' hearts and minds;
but now the rhyme that grants release
in murk has been confined.
It seems the writing hand has written,
burned out, run its course,
and all that's left are empty thoughts
and words, and life's remorse.

May my imagination and
my passion be inspired,
may the art of language rhymical
set my soul on fire;
and may the Muses who give birth
to poetry and song
forgive me, and allow me
to come back where I belong.
     ©  Joyce Petrosky-Hale  

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Reviewed by MaryGrace Patterson 11/2/2006
Some times the muse fades away, but always seems to return...M
Reviewed by Birgit and Roger Pratcher 2/21/2006
Excellent work, your muse must still be there!
Birgit and Roger
Reviewed by Cathrine Hottran 2/7/2006
Excellent write!
Reviewed by jude forese 12/9/2005
you have achieved you aim in this eloquent poem ...
Reviewed by Carole Mathys 12/9/2005
We must be on the same page today Joyce, but your gift for words always amazes must have a extra muse on standby....(smiles)
excellent piece, a true keeper! and peace
Reviewed by Dale Clark 12/8/2005
Oh can I ever relate to this. It's excellent!
We need you back where you belong Joyce.
Reviewed by Joseph* OneLight*® 12/8/2005

Your rhythm and rhyme make you a Muse-ician!

Love & Light,
Reviewed by Saul Logan 12/8/2005
absolutely love it. You are definitely not lost with words like that.
Reviewed by Sage Sweetwater 12/7/2005
A muse is like a genie in a bottle. They only appear when you truly need them. This poem does not struggle one bit without her. I am inspired through your words. She'll most likely be back when you truly need her. She's off with the genie granting wishes to those writers less talented. You're found, Joyce, not lost! Love the picture!

Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader) 12/7/2005
Just as I was about to comment I saw the name Petrosky. Sounds very eastern european,like polish or russian?
But great poem saying what we all think at times, but can't express with such poetic skill!
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 12/7/2005
I can relate to this, Joyce. May your wishes be granted. Love and peace.

Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 12/7/2005
Most powerful anti-muse inspired verse!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 12/7/2005
Ah, shoot! I always marvel at you folks out there in cyberspace that write about your Muses being on strike, but the words you use to explain all that to us are simply "Muse-inspired."
Reviewed by E T Waldron 12/7/2005
Wow! Everyont should lose their muse if they can
write like this!;-) Superb poem Joyce!

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