Uninspired …

Waiting for inspiration

is no answer to that silent imperative,

the demanding,

the tyrannical

voiceless voice of composition ..

The Muse is not amused

by indolence.

This poet is not a poet

by training or by choice ..

just the hapless happenstance

of an inward insistence –

When words won’t dance,

words hesitant and faltering

take their interpretative chance;

out of step, arrhythmic

they will not express

the sweet music of living or of love ..

so I leave them free; free to commune

with their own tuneless tune …

About atomsofstars

Reticent .. but I hope my poetry speaks for me .. Favourite quotation .. ' Uttering a word is like striking a note on the keyboard of the imagination.' Ludwig Wittgenstein
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4 Responses to Uninspired …

  1. Shermeen says:

    Good morning Marya. I was away for a while but then I have been back for a few weeks now and have visited your pages a few times but did not leave a message. I am not quite sure why…I wonder what I have been waiting for.

    Your ‘Uninspired’ is anything but what the title suggests. Beautiful, ingenious and eloquent as always. I love reading it over and over again. Hope you will be back soon to spread the radiance of your poetry.

  2. atomsofstars says:

    Good evening, Shermeen …

    You are most kind .. thank you very much indeed. It is very nice to see you here .. I’ve been taking a sabbatical you could say 🙂
    I hope you and your family are all well and have enjoyed a lovely summer despite the appalling weather we have endured. x

  3. Shermeen says:

    Hello Marya. I am glad you are back from your sabbatical.
    I did not experience the wet summer of this year. I was thousands of miles away caught up in appalling heat instead 🙂 I say caught up because it was not quite planned the way it happened. However, I was fortunate to enjoy looking at plenty of bougainvillea and often, it reminded me of you.

  4. atomsofstars says:

    Very nice to see you this morning, Shermeen 🙂

    I do hope your visit was a time of happiness for you despite the overwhelming heat to be endured.
    How kind of you to think of me .. thank you.

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