She plants a niggling little thought - This movie's boring! (though it's not) I have something you'd like to see... but, first, I'd have sweet poetry! Anía, please, I'm much too tired... My Dear, I know you're uninspired! I know too well your life is dull - Long, practiced fingers trace my skull... I feel her breathing on my ear - Let go frustrations, lose each care... Now, fill this void with silver tongue; verse for me hard 'til you are wrung! Color your mundane, humdrum life; your ho hum job and tiresome wife... Yes, wield that pen with fingers deft! Submit - you've no resistance left... It's thus, groaning, I oft produce expressive verse for artful muse.
A d’Verse prompt
Poetics: Who’s your Muse?
For this challenge, poets are to choose their muses. They may do this in any one of the following ways:
- Write a poem invoking the Muse, and following in the long-established classical tradition.
- Choose one of the nine Classical Muses and write a poem with her particular area of influence in mind (for example, choose Caliope and write a comedic poem)
- Write a poem inspired by your own personal muse, whether that be an individual, a place, or anything else which fires your creativity. You can refer to your muse either directly or indirectly, but some form of reference to your muse as a source of inspiration should be included.
59 thoughts on “Anía, or: Greek for boredom”
You’ve got a very determined muse! Resistance is futile. 😉 Love your writing style and your mischievous spirit.
💛 Thanks so much, Abi 💛
🥰 שבוע טוב
She sounds very persistent. She must be able to see the “force” is strong in you!
😳 Worms 😳
What does that face mean? You have seen Star Wars, right. You know it was intended as a compliment?
I was being silly – because the poem had sexual innuendo, and so I took the word “force” in that context.
I know it was a compliment – sorry, I couldn’t help myself 😀
Ah. Apologies. I never thought of that meaning to my words.
You know that expression “All men are boys”? Well, it definitely applies to me! My wife rolls her eyes at me constantly.
These muses can be very persistent. (K)
Very, very much so❣️
The muse is the wonderful “other woman” who forces your greatness. Good on her. 🙂
😘 Lauren 😘
This is great David, I love it and your muse knows what she is talking about. I still have a large grin on my face, it might just last all evening. Great piece. Hugs 🤗 Joni
🤍 Joni 🤍
Sounds like your muse is persistent. Nicely done, David.
Yeah, she’s quite the demon, Lisa!
oooh love this.. i’ll come back to it.. 💖
❤ ❤ Cindy ❤ ❤
Well well well!! Now that’s one hot muse!! 😉🔥💕
🔥 Diana 🔥
Oh My! I feel every juicy, deep, meaningful word in this poem about your Muse! Great write.
🤎 Helen 🤎
❤ Gillena ❤
A wonderful conversation with a muse who is pulling for your attention (if we’re all so lucky!)
Yeah – she’s very demanding, TJS! *WHEW*
Ah! Your muse is the “other” woman!! (hehe!) Sounds like you’ve got your hands full!
😈 Don’t tell my wife! 😈