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post Sep 23 05, 19:21
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Poets' Land

Once I would sit with pen in hand
and set aside a little time.
Then send my thoughts to poets' land,
to conjure up a pleasant rhyme.

Was that the poets' Muse I'd hear
As words would form upon my page?
Need I but write her message clear
to free my visions from their cage?

Such marvels would my mind display;
if I could capture but a few!
Yet when my words before me lay,
they did not hold that wondrous view.

So hard I'd strive to grasp a dream,
my words could not embrace,
that all enjoyment it would seem
was lost in fruitless chase.

So now I sit with empty hand
and seek no more that perfect rhyme.
But send my thoughts to poets' land
just to spend some pleasant time.


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Cleo_Serapis
post Sep 24 05, 09:39
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Hello Martin.  :gandalfg:

What a wonderful poem! How we can all relate (course my muse is a man) rofl.gif!

I enjoyed your pleasant rhymes NO mater what your muse thinks!   :operagal: The vision of 'Poet's Land' is very clever!  :wizard:  


Such marvels would my mind display;
if I could capture but a few!
Yet when my words before me lay,
they did not hold that wondrous view.


This always happens to me when I am no where near a pad, pen or pc to record the thoughts! Wall.gif

So now I sit with empty hand
and seek no more that perfect rhyme.
But send my thoughts to poets' land
just to spend some pleasant time.

That's ok too!  :cloud9:

Enjoyed!
~Cleo  :pharoah:


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post Sep 26 05, 14:33
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Hi Martin,

I need to get into this forum more often.  I've found two wonderful poems today!

Once I would sit with pen in hand
and set aside a little time.
Then send my thoughts to poets' land,
to conjure up a pleasant rhyme.

If only it were that easy!  LOL

Was that the poets' Muse I'd hear
As words would form upon my page?
Need I but write her message clear
to free my visions from their cage?

Such marvels would my mind display;
if I could capture but a few!
Yet when my words before me lay,
they did not hold that wondrous view.

That's what I do.  Either I can't get it down fast enough or don't get it down right and then all is lost.

So hard I'd strive to grasp a dream,
my words could not embrace,
that all enjoyment it would seem
was lost in fruitless chase.

That's exactly what I mean! LOL  My muse will sit atop my shoulder for a time and then drift away shaking his head.

So now I sit with empty hand
and seek no more that perfect rhyme.
But send my thoughts to poets' land
just to spend some pleasant time.

Enjoyable read!
Cathy
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post Sep 27 05, 18:02
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Hi Cleo and Cathy

Thanks for your kind comments and I'm pleased that this poem struck a cord.

I've not been that long at this game (nor written that much) but I am already having a love/hate relationship with that Muse!

I'm especially pleased that you did not see this as a particularly negative poem, as it was taken to be on another forum - I never saw 'the poet giving up in dispair' until that was pointed to me.  The final stanza was meant to show that it's a good thing sometimes to give up the struggle and just enjoy the scenery - I'm glad I'm not the only hopeless optimist!

Thanks.

MAXiM
 
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post Sep 27 05, 18:34
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LOL.gif Martin! dragon.gif

I'm sure we all go through "funks" as I call them. garfield.gif

I, myself, was in one from March through June (my muse took a leave of absence laugh.gif ) and only got back into writing short stories and poetry because of the inspirational stimulus that our members offer bi-weekly in the Acropolis.

Sometimes I find it very helpful not to think of something to write about. Open a magazine, look at a picture or advert and then just go with it without a pre-conceived idea to mull over. odie.gif

It's also quite aMUSing to hear what other forums think of your work(s). Talk about opposites!

I invite you to our newbie forum if you'd like to share some of your thoughts too...

Cheers!
~Cleo princess.gif


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"I believe it is the act of remembrance, long after our bones have turned to dust, to be the true essence of an afterlife." ~ Lorraine M. Kanter

Nominate a poem for the InterBoard Poetry Competition by taking into careful consideration those poems you feel would best represent Mosaic Musings. For details, click into the IBPC nomination forum. Did that poem just captivate you? Nominate it for the Faery award today! If perfection of form allured your muse, propose the Crown Jewels award. For more information, click here!

"Worry looks around, Sorry looks back, Faith looks up." ~ Early detection can save your life.

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post Oct 28 05, 16:54
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Dear Maxim,
There's something majestic about your "Poet's Land" and I believe it exists. If it's a state, it's a state of mind, but it's just as real as Heaven and Hell and it's in this life!
The concept suggests to me you could write a whole series on the topic.
Cheers,    Ron  jgd


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post Oct 29 05, 01:11
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Hi Martin,

I'd missed this MUSing on creativity before. Captures the feeling wonderfully and wistfully.  :pharoah2

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post Oct 30 05, 14:08
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I have never seen writer's block so eloquently described - so much so that makes me wanna have some (more)!  I like that idea  - Poet's land - where everyone is wearing a poet's shirt and the scenery is completely pastoral.  We all have quills in our ink stained hands and lay upon the grass, imagining the clouds to be giants or angels or ferocious beasts!  I think I'll try to visit more often!  Thanks for the inspiratioN!

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post Mar 30 06, 09:53
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Poets land exisits everywhere there is a poet and a pen
 
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post Mar 30 06, 11:12
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QUOTE (poeticpiers @ Mar. 30 2006, 15:53)
Poets land exisits everywhere there is a poet and a pen

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It can even be a POET and a PC these days!

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post Mar 30 06, 15:45
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Hi  MaXiM,

I love your poem----and it is sooooooooooooo true, everywhere there is a poet and a pen----truer words were never spoken.  This is a really nice read and easy to understand as we all relate to it so well.  

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post Jun 29 06, 05:27
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My muse does not allow me to compose on screen she insists on a pad and a writing implement anything from a quill to a stick of charcoal Perhaps she is a little old fashioned.
 
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post Jul 4 06, 10:24
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Hello Maxim~

This is an enjoyable rhyming poem with poetic humor to boot!

Was that the poets' Muse I'd hear
As words would form upon my page?
Need I but write her message clear
to free my visions from their cage?


Some of my best lines and poems have been written on napkins or my hand for future elaboration!

Great words to ponder! hsdance.gif

Best,
Lindi


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post Jul 21 06, 16:48
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Dear Maxim,
I've just noticed that a secret of the force behind this piece is its supreme irony.
Here is a masterfully expressed piece written by a poet who is in the deepest doldrums
totally aware of the quality of the piece he's crying over.
Write more.
Cheers, Ron jgd


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