Something I listened to just before turning off my computer triggered this poem and I sat on the edge of my bed and wrote the first two stanzas, the third came through as I was writing them up before posting the poem to Muse.
Siren Song - 27 Dec 10
The siren's Wordless song Enflames the passion Within my Soul Draws me on Into her world Takes me On a journey Far beyond My imaginings
She stands before me Sylph-like Reaching out Inviting Enticing Teasing Taking me Into her secret night To dream So deep
Waking into a day Dark Without her presence To brighten my life I walk through The world Alone... I crave the night
I craft the words when Muse says "Write..." and sometimes unexpected things appear...
This poem was inspired by something I wrote in an e-mail - just a few lines but I was certain that those lines were a part of something bigger. I took it away and let it grow till it was ready.
Whisper Goodnight - 12 Dec 10
Playing Through our afternoons Watching the sun Reflect in the stream Beside the branches From the trees Feeling a gentle breeze Shake the leaves
Ripple the water Drift the clouds Shake the webs in the grass Move our dreams
Sunset into the ocean Waves brushed gold Into a symphony of light And shade Mottled thoughts echoed As night draws on
Moon glows Silver shadows Hang from the trees Ghosts of the day
I whisper a fond goodnight Into your late evening And leave a little kiss To follow you into your dreams Let the veil of stars Hold you as you sleep And bring you To your new dawn Where I will be waiting For you My love
I'm rather pleased with this - hope you like it too.
This poem grew without any inspiration from external sources initially - it just seemed to flow.
Muse Songs...Poet Sings - 04 Dec 10
Take my words Feel them Let them grow within you Let your love And warmth Feed them... For me
In your hands My love You shape my thoughts Weave the words Tease me With ideas Images Feelings Show me places From which I...
Let me hold you Mould you Please your senses Take you From here To the land Where you will birth The words for me
Poet and Muse:
Within us Whispers of the Heart Shout loud Echo through And ignite our love... The song grows
When I say "initially", I mean that I was just about to write the final stanza when I received a tweet from a friend incorporating the line "Whispers of the Heart" and it called me to insert it into the poem. So I would like to thank Pat Hammett [@Wild_Petals] now, for her unintentional piece of inspiration - thank you.
Muse prompted someone else to say something and her words inspired me to start writing, the words and content have nothing to do with this person but something resounded in my mind and my words flowed.
Questions - 27 Nov 10
One o'clock in the morning The stars shine bright In the chill night air Frost glitters to rival the stars
I walk the road Wondering When did I make the change? Not why...
The Moon knows But she only smiles Her enigmatic eyes Glisten in my memory
I raise my eyes To meet hers, questing I plead, beg for an answer And wait...
Dawn Painted sky gave way to cloud And rain My mind still questions
The Sun says nothing Behind his cloud And leaves me to find the aswers For myself
Now that I have written this poem out, I do wonder if it is a little opaque. I know what it is about but maybe I can leave a little enigma here for others to work on.
"In the early hours"...a familiar phrase to introduce the birthing of a new poem appearing, as quite often the case well after midnight. I felt something growing but thought that it was another Gogyohka. It was only after a few lines that I realised that Muse was showing me something more - this is today's offering.
...Forever - 24 Nov 10
Look upon me She said I will show you beauty Beyond imaginings
Breathe my perfume I will take you To places You have never dreamed
Take my hand I will lead you Through places That can never be described
Kiss me She said And you will be with me Forever
I looked And saw her beauty I breathed And travelled within her I took her hand And walked with her I kissed her... Forever
This poem started coming through just as I was going to bed and was completed in the early afternoon. A slight change of style for me with the Poet writing in Senryū and Muse responding in Gogyohka...I'll leave you to decide whether it works.
Conversation - 08 Nov 10
Poet hides kisses Secreted in his writing Shown only to Muse
Come my love Write the words I offer to you Show them to all Without exception
Kisses are for you I cannot show them elsewhere ...They are just for us
Sweet man What use is love? If not shared Thee with me And thee with everyone
Laying another Kiss upon the page...he smiles And takes up his pen
Muse watches Shares her smile Watching Now write "Poet hides kisses..."
Sitting on a wet afternoon, events in my life conspired with Muse to encourage me to write a new piece. I am quite pleased with it and Muse told me not to wait and think about the poem, just post it now...so here it is.
Rainy Memories - 30 Oct 10
Watching rain Dribble down my window Listening to the wind Whisper sad songs At the window Old memories Knocking at my door
I let them in To converse Remind me of where I was And when... And what the feelings were When I was there
Watching the stream flow Taking the memories back To the places In which they live
Gazing out through the rain Watching new memories Gather under the trees Waiting for me to join them To play Walk with the Sun Sing to the Moon Dance with Life Share the Love ...I will be there With you
Whispering my thoughts and feelings to the Universe...listening for the answers.
Listening to lovely music, Muse tapped me and said you can do that too...I didn't have time to set up a document on computer, I just grabbed pen and pad and started to write. Sometimes the old-fashioned methods are best.
Whispering Waves - 28 Oct 10
On the banks Of the river On the shores Of the sea We have been together Hand in hand Heart in heart Souls holding...caressing
Never known before How deep We can be Together
The tide Forever carries Holding the echoes Of all our words Ever spoken As the waves break They whisper I love you
I stand And watch And listen The waves talk Share secrets With the shore Listen They talk of us
Whisper... I love you
This poem flowed even more smoothly than usual and I am pleased with it. Comments?
Another poem birthed in the early hours, this seems a good time for Muse to visit me - when I am most receptive to her gentle persuasions.
Epitaph - 27 Oct 10
Her voice Quicksilver sliding Through my mind She touched me Deep within Removed my pain But left me with a new one I knew her I knew I couldn't have her The mists of time Had already claimed her To dance in otherwhere
A sad poem that doesn't actually refer to anyone I know personally; it was triggered by listening to lovely music sung by a beautiful woman who is no longer incarnate.
Another of the very early morning birthings while I was writing some other works to appear on Twitter.
Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow - 06 Oct 10
Mingled with the echoes Of yesterday And the dreams of today I sit and watch The dawn Shine On the worlds of tomorrow Bring me New dreams Where you stand With me on the shores Of a new ocean I reach for you ...Take my hand?
Another poem that chose to be birthed in the very early hours of the day and I had to write it to paper first before commiting it to computer 'paper' and to the Muse pages.
Shared Dreams - 30 Sep 10
Night after night We danced our dream Played the games We created To share our love Our thoughts Our special dreams Silver places Where our Souls Play together ...Shared dreams ...Together ...Forever ...Never parting I love you
Romance will never fade away, always in my Mind and in my Soul.
This poem grew suddenly, and quite quickly, in the very early hours of this morning.
Secrets, of Love - 27 Sep 10
I tasted you... Once... Too long ago The memory of you Still burns Bright In my Soul
Whispered promises Still echo in my mind Shared thoughts Still linger
Images still wrapped... Wrapping Holding my thoughts Keeping them From escaping back To the void I see you In my dreams In my waking thoughts I hold you There And in me Hidden Where no one else Can see And I shall hide With you
Interesting thoughts and feelings, for me, behind these lines...there could be more before too long.
In the very early hours of this morning, I was reading something online when one word triggered a train of thought, Muse placed her arm around my shoulder and told me to write.
Dark and Light - 06 Sep 10
Dark Night kisses me Gently On my forehead Then lays her lips On mine Her sweet breath Flows through me Her eyes Piercing mine Laying my thoughts Open For her to see
Light Dawn caresses me Gently My Heart Exposed To her loving touch Her hands exploring Wherever she wants Unable to resist I close my eyes Accepting her touch
Dark Her sweetness Envelops me Holding me Tenderly I cannot resist her feel Warm, inviting, Intimate, Loving
Light Shared with her sister Shared me In the twilight hours Of dawn And sunset Dark And Light Together Kissed and loved Never knowing With whom I lay
This poem has a radically different feel to things I have created before, I have to admit to feeling rather satisfied with the end result and I wonder if this is the beginning of a new line of imagery.
This is the thirteenth sequential compilation of Haikū from my handwritten notes, the vast majority of these first appeared on Twitter. So, though they are not 'new', this is the first time they have appeared here on Muse.
I look to the world Love seeking to recruit "YOU" I go to sign up
Unexpected things chance meeting brings together new friends...become old
In Xanadu did ... ... oh, sorry, been done before another poet
The sun has not set but still the day grows darker clouds masking the sun
You enhance my life give new experiences by touching my Soul
It takes a sharp knife to pare away the layers that hide your Soul Light
Wind playing random notes with abandon, flute song playing in my heart
Hoping that Muse will give me another prod soon, in the meantime...
It has been rather too long since I posted anything here - this was due to a series of events in my life that have changed the direction of my life for me...and others too.
I'm trying to get back into the flow with Muse but until that happens I shall return to posting my old Haikū until Muse presents me with something new to work on. This, then, is the ninth in the series.
Marginal views from fevered imagination where am I going?
Incandescent thoughts beneath her breath she whispered Dare I love you now?
The sun has set here half a world away - sunrise thoughts in confusion
When the wind whispers her words are heard deep within bring tears to the mind
Another poem which grew from a partially heard line from a song; a fragment, once heard blanked out everything else till I started to write. Unusually for me, the title is actually part of the whole poem and not just an echo to name it by...
In Your Mind - 19 Jun 10
You took me in your arms Held me close Ran your lips Down my neck Laid them on my lips
Your hands stroked My hair My cheeks You ran your fingers Down my spine
In my mind I let you
In my mind...not as special as some of the poems here but when Muse says that it should be posted then, post I do.
In the very early hours of the day I kept hearing the word rainbows in various places, internal and external...and it was only when I really started to think about what I was hearing that this poem, or rather, series of poems were birthed. Before going to bed I realised that this was going to be a set of acrostic images and just after I woke I constructed the framework on which the poems were built.
Rainbows - 29 May 10
Reeds against the sky Etched silhouettes against blue Day just beginning
Overhead the sky is clear Rain has washed it clean Amber sunlight Now begins to paint the dawn Glowing with the Energy of a new day
You brought me through with words Eloquent, written on my heart Love poems filled with Little words...filled with you Overflowing with the love Written from your heart
Gathering thoughts Reflecting old memories Etched in the Energy of what is... Never ending
Blissful Love Unending Eternal
Incense weaving through the Night air carrying the magic Dancing through the senses In mystical songs Giving wings to the thoughts Of other worlds
Velvet dreams Inviting Opening to Love... Elemental... Transformational
A series of acrostic poems linked only by the theme of "Rainbows", two of these have just been posted elsewhere; "Red" is an Haiku and has been given a hashtag and is on the Twitter stream, "Green" is a Gogyohka and appears with the appropriate hashtag on the Gogyohka Junction page.
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