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April is National Poetry Month - Where is My Muse?
A Haiku for National Poetry Month
I used to write poetry quite often. Well, at least poetry is what I called it. I'm not the world's most prolific poet nor do I claim to even come close to the upper echelon of poets on HubPages, but I still enjoy writing poems. Well, at least I used to.
I haven't written a poem in months. When I was in the Apprenticeship Program, we had to write full-length hubs about different topics, but writing poetry wasn't an option. I worked hard to get the hubs written that were required of me. That process took a lot of energy--and a lot out of me. The program was a good one; it did teach me some things. When it was all over, though, six months later, I found that I hadn't written even a single poem on my own time.
I think the poetry groove was sucked out of me for a while. I have been as dry as a slug on a salt block--that metaphor is the most creativity I've expressed in some time.
My muse must have tired of me and left, seemingly never to return. I have started writing with different ideas in my head several times, but I can never finish a poem. Or what comes out of my brain and falls onto the paper or computer screen is totally lame. Kind of like what I'm going to share with you here. At least what I have written here is something. A start. Maybe my muse will give me a break, forgive me, and come back soon to give me some inspiration. I can hope.
Find Your Muse!
National Poetry Month
Did you write a poem for National Poetry Month in April?
Where is My Muse?
It’s Poetry Month
Still can’t write a freakin’ poem
Not a word will come
No poems in April
National Poetry Month
I thought I’d write some
But no matter what
Could not come up with a thing
And I’m not sure why
No visions, no words
That I could put to paper
A poet gone dry
That I must not be--
A poet I say loosely
Though I can pretend
And hope for my muse
To return to me soon to
inspire me again.
Poem vs. Po-em
How do you pronounce "poem"?
Is "Poem" One Syllable or Two?
"Poems" in the third stanza gave me pause. Poem? Po-em? I did a bit of research, and it appears that pronunciation of "poem" varies by dialect dependent on the region where someone grew up.
Dictionary.com shows the word in two syllables. I do have a huge and heavy Oxford English Dictionary that could give me a definitive answer, but I seem to have misplaced it. How does one misplace such an item? But I have. So, while I lean toward the two-syllable pronunciation of "poem," I have no ultimate proof. With that said, I hope your reading of my poem is not hindered by the possibility of six syllables in a line that should have five.
Work on pronouncing "poem" or "poems" with one syllable. That could help.