My Muse and Aphrodite

A bit of playful verse.

As innocently as I gaze at stars

While cynically assimilating words

Retired in amaze, a muse will impart

In part an inspiration, departure

A certainty from daily bonds I am

Freed. My mind rejoices in these verses

Inserted daily by a mad angel

Who careens, direction apparently

Undecided. I play likely angles

Hoping and believing in success, she

Goes, nevertheless, but will return when

The sky upturns and rivers upstream run,

Devils dance upon the moon once again

And Aphrodite visits for some fun.

Aphrodite will bring her back to me.

Then I will write poems once again. You’ll see.

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\Brenda Scully 7 years ago

look forward to that day....... can't get enough of poetry myself...


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Tom Rubenoff 7 years ago from United States Author

Likewise, I'm sure. My muse is actually still right here, wheedling me to write more :0)


\Brenda Scully 7 years ago

really wow you are the lucky one eh.....


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Tom Rubenoff 7 years ago from United States Author

I am, actually. :0)


\Brenda Scully 7 years ago

well here is a poem just published for ya


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Tom Rubenoff 7 years ago from United States Author

Thank you! I'll check it out NOW :0)


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wesleycox 7 years ago from Back in Texas, at least until August 2012

Tom, this is great. I like the idea of a muse inspiring us to write or create. My muse is fleeting at best though. Great poem.


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Tom Rubenoff 7 years ago from United States Author

They like flattery. Flatter her, maybe she'll hang around more. Thanks, Wesley!


\Brenda Scully 7 years ago

ha ha ha ha aha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha aha ha ha aha

DO THEY NOW THAT IS SOOOOOO FUNNY


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Tom Rubenoff 7 years ago from United States Author

They do! I swear! They also like chocolate and fresh grapes.


\Brenda Scully 7 years ago

and money money money do you have any spare for your muse

do they like arrogance


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Shalini Kagal 7 years ago from India

..."but will return when/ The sky upturns and rivers upstream run" - what a wonderful and Puck-like muse you're blessed with, Pete! Thanks for a great read!


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Tom Rubenoff 7 years ago from United States Author

Brenda they have no use for money, or clothes most of the time and are intolerant of arrogance except on their own part.

My pleaseure, Shalini!


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Storytellersrus 7 years ago from Stepping past clutter

haha, good one and fun imagery, too.

You wrote two hubs, I read your two hubs. That's a record relationship for me, Tom!


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Tom Rubenoff 7 years ago from United States Author

I am honored, Storyteller!


\Brenda Scully 7 years ago

oh right well then you are lucky then indeed, no money no clothes just chocolate grapes and flattery..... what a life you have


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Tom Rubenoff 7 years ago from United States Author

I sure do, Brenda. I sure do.


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Raven King 6 years ago from Cabin Fever

This is a great poem I shall copy and paste it to my brain. :)

You painted a very festive picture populated with a mad angel and devils dancing on the moon. I wonder about the music they hear. Where can I get my mad angel?


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Tom Rubenoff 6 years ago from United States Author

Raven! Thank you so much. Open your mind, pick up your pen and your personal "angel" will come. Caution: they never, never leave. At least not for long. :)


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thanglynn07 6 years ago from Long Beach, CA

My muse is constantly dancing in my head, pushing me to write down words that will capture the melody she is dancing to...I just wish she'd let me sleep once in awhile lol.


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Tom Rubenoff 6 years ago from United States Author

My muse cares not whether I live or die, as long as I write poems. :0)


poetlorraine 6 years ago

LUCKY OLD YOU..............


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Tom Rubenoff 6 years ago from United States Author

That's me :)


poetlorraine 6 years ago

hope you are writing poems then for her...........


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Tom Rubenoff 6 years ago from United States Author

For her and for you, Poetlorraine


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MIND TRIP 6 years ago

i enjoyed this word play very much


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Tom Rubenoff 6 years ago from United States Author

Thanks so much, Mind Trip! :0)


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Mike Dennis 6 years ago

fantastic poem. May your MUSE keep them coming. I feel very close to my muse as well and she is very passionate and hungry. Keeps me on my toes, lol, but true. You and your muse sure have a great way with words. Look forward to sharing more hubs/poems....mike


Brenda 2 years ago

Cool


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Tom Rubenoff 2 years ago from United States Author

Thank you.

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