promises to muses.

Tonight, I see you,
taking this where I’ve already been.
Tomorrow, I won’t want to,
revisit old graveyards again.

Tonight, I let you,
pour your heart into drinking glasses,
Tomorrow, I know to,
ignore that to which impasses.

Tonight, I hear you,
making promises you don’t refuse,
Tomorrow, I’ll have to,
brood if they’re mine or for the muse.

Tonight, I see you,
quill in hand and ballad flaunt,
Tomorrow, I wish to,
know if it’s I or words you want.

Promising Poetry Week 50 Award Winner

It seems that muses,
though oft yearned for and cherished,
grow to plague the soul.


48 thoughts on “promises to muses.

  1. This one doesn’t have a date…is the date unknown? I never include dates with mine because I don’t want people to know whether a poem is older or newer. What if they only like my older stuff? Also, you tagged this as free verse but follow a rhyme scheme (not that I’m complaining–rhymed poems are my favorite) Just a few observations. The first stanza is my favorite 🙂

    1. If it doesn’t have a date at the bottom, it was written on the day it was posted – rule of thumb. I tagged it as free verse because I was told that even free verse can rhyme? Which changes my whole understanding of the term. I haven’t taken a moment to let Google settle the matter yet. And thank you!

  2. Very Nice Poetry with an amazing Imagination
    Great Work of Creativity !! Highly Expressive !!

    It was indeed enjoyable after reading this one !!

    Anyways, Take a look some of my Poetry Collections …

    some of my Haiku Collections

    and also, on my very recent Work as well

    !!! Happy Rally !!!
    Cheers !!

  3. I like the way you make it seem like you are writing to an Other, but then it turns out to be the Muse – who is, of course, the ultimate other! :o) Particularly like the first and last stanzas.

    1. Kay, that’s what I was thinking when I wrote it, yes. 🙂 A writer writing to another who is desperate for inspiration, and therefore obscures whether their poetry is true or wishful thinking.

  4. Very cool write! I liked the way that my mind took two roads of thought as I read, one of beautiful adoration, the other a darker view as if one is standing outside in the rain leering at the window of a house where two people are unaware they are being watched, but soon one of them will be aware…

say something to me.

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