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What is a Poem?
Homer (muse) playing his lyre
How I write poems
I do not sit at the computer and stress over what word or line comes next. I write them in a poetry journal which I carry with me at times when I am away from the computer. That is when I think of the poem, when I am doing something else. I simply allow the lines, or partial lines, to flow into my mind without forcing them.
I also do not worry about having them all at once. I write them as they come. Perhaps one, two or a few at a time, it depends.
Muse of lyric poetry
It is various words, used in various ways,
Which are brought together to say
Sometimes with emotions,
Maybe about love
Maybe about the clouds above
Whatever it is about
It can be outside in, or inside out
We take our devotions
Then write them in words
Which turn into lines, those become verse.
That is a poem.
Muse 1: Euterpe - Joe Gabriel (Original song )
Caption for video:
Euterpe was one of the nine Muses, the goddesses of music, song and dance. She was one of the muses, the daughters of Mnemosyne, fathered by Zeus. Her name was derived from the Greek words eu- and terpô, meaning "giver of much delight."
In Classical times, when the Muses were assigned specific artistic spheres, Euterpe was named Muse of lyric poetry and dance. Her attribute was the double-flute. A few say that she invented the aulos or double-flute. Though most mythographers credit Marsyas with its invention.
Do you write poems?
Do you know who YOUR muse is?
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