Dark muse....A poem

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Dark muse where have your whispers gone

Why do I sit alone in the dark

My pen still against the page at the coming dawn

Frustrated disbelief filling my tired heart


I can no longer see the dark creatures dance

The paths once open now closed to my eyes

Lost in this mind numbing trance

Can you not hear my forlorn cries


No more do the vampires sit and talk

Their strange stories filling my page

No more do the monsters come to walk

To play in the lights of my stage


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How I miss the soft touch of the dead

And the enthralling chorus of the lost night

Yet no words of yours fill my head

No dark wonders in my sight


Nothing stirs in the undergrowth

There are no howls at the moon

No ancient broken lost oaths

No fortune tellers with their cursed runes


Twisting doubt burns through every pore

As I uselessly call for you

To write like I did once before

To myself again be true


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I beg of you please dark muse

To again whisper in my ear

With tales of darkness and betrayed taboos

Of creatures that fill us with fear


Let my pen again drain dry

As the paths open once more

Let the angels and demons fill my sky

As you finally answer my call


© K.A.E Grove

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writinglover 2 years ago from Lost...In Poetry

Nicely done. I'm in a bit of a rut myself but I've been so busy that I have no idea what to write. Voted this up!


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nighthag 2 years ago from Australia Author

I'm so glad you liked it :) it seems to have taken being reminded of my own advice recently to write out my writers block that helped to create this new piece...

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you too find a way through your rut


ocfireflies 2 years ago

nighthag,

Such a great job describing the frustration of writer's block.

V+/Share. I am sure others can relate to this frustration as well.

Kim


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LastRoseofSummer2 2 years ago from Arizona

Although I understand the feeling, I must say that if you are able to write something like this, your creativity must not have dried up completely. Magnificent poem!


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MartieCoetser 2 years ago from South Africa

Well, fabulous for a writer suffering writers block. I do find writing poems removes the stubborn knots in my brain. Playing with words, rhyme, inside the structure of a specific form.

Nighthag, I hope you are fine :)


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always exploring 2 years ago from Southern Illinois

I can relate. Writer's block hits us all. This is an amazing piece. Loved it..


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Genna East 2 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

We all suffer from "the block" at times. You have written through this with amazing work! Let the spirit continue. :-)


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nighthag 2 years ago from Australia Author

Ocfireflies

Thanks Kim

I've been trying to ignore my writers block hoping it would just disappear, it was great to finally conquer my own self imposed hurdle a little.

The struggles of a writer are all ones I happily share with others here at hubs.

Thanks so much for the votes and share:)


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nighthag 2 years ago from Australia Author

Lastroseofsummer

Writers block is a terrible headspace which I know others can relate to (unfortunately)

I was so thrilled just to find the finish of a poem and I am even more delighted that others enjoy my frustrated journey of words

Thank you so very much for your very kind words!


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nighthag 2 years ago from Australia Author

Martie Coetser

It still surprises me how much I enjoy the process of writing poetry, the beauty that few well placed words can bring is indescribable at times.

And writing out my writing block seems to help

even if I'm writing about writers block :)

And I'm ok, things have a bit askew in my world this year but things are starting to even out now. Bring on 2014 !!!


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nighthag 2 years ago from Australia Author

Always exploring

It always brings such a smile to my face whenever you have been to visit :)

I am super glad that you liked this, I am desperately trying to relight the fires of my writing passion and there is nowhere better then here for great support

Thanks so much !!!


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nighthag 2 years ago from Australia Author

Genna East

Oh to struggle is to be an artist ...

At least that's what I tell myself

I am so glad that you enjoyed this piece I am hoping it's the promise if more things to come :)

thanks!


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cam8510 2 years ago from Columbus, Georgia until the end of November 2016.

nighthag, I'm glad you visited my hub, so that I would then come and read this fine poem. A very memorable line for me is,

No more do the monsters come to walk

To play in the lights of my stage

The times of writer's block are trying. I work through it, but I wouldn't claim to have a real strategy. Thanks for putting down in writing how many of us feel at times.


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creativenovella 2 years ago from New York, New York

Love your poetry! I know the feeling of writer's block as well, frustrating...but when the muse is inspired to lead...Wow is all I feel!


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nighthag 2 years ago from Australia Author

cam8510

thanks so much, I am always so thrilled when something in my poem stands out to others ( and not just myself)

I was so very glad to have found your pages and i do look forward to visiting and reading more of your work

thank you so much for visiting I am so glad that you found something you liked


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nighthag 2 years ago from Australia Author

creativenovella

thank you so much! writes block can be an overwhelming state of mind and so hard to break out of if we get stuck in a rut with it. I am so glad that you enjoyed this vent of frustration of mine... thank you


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AudreyHowitt 2 years ago from California

A beautiful way to deal with writer's block!


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nighthag 2 years ago from Australia Author

Audrey Howitt

thank you so much, I have to say that writing this really did help me to kick start my writing again, I am very glad that you liked it

thanks for stopping by and reading :)


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J - R - Fr13m9n 2 years ago from Morris County, New Jersey

As the magic of the night slithers into a warm blooded mourn

The heart and the mind converse

Inspiration doth born

And the creative is immersed

To thoughts in character form


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nighthag 2 years ago from Australia Author

J-R fr12m9n

ah the moment of inspiration is truly a beautiful thing as are you words, I am looking forward to reading more of your words very soon.

thank you so very much for sharing...

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