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Searching for my Missing Muse

Updated on April 17, 2017
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Linda's been passionate about writing poetry and other genre's since she was a young girl writing in her journal.It is her healing elixir.

Fellow Writer Inspires Me

I need to thank John Hansen, aka Jodah from Hubpages, for inspiring me to write a poem. I've been in a very long writer's block in terms of poetry. A big thanks to John and my lakeside view for unlocking my poetry muse.



Nature Inspire's my Writing

My Lake View helps to inspire my muse
My Lake View helps to inspire my muse | Source

Writer's Block

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Breaking Writer's Block

Pull out that lap top and break free from writer's block.
Pull out that lap top and break free from writer's block. | Source

Unleash my Missing Muse

Where have you been hiding my friend

it's been too long for me,

The Yearning's there but can't come out

I need to set you free.

Feelings and Emotions

like butter churning fast,

Melt me from this prison

to end this shadow's cast.

This painful drought is lonely

my soul can bear no more,

Break my poem muse sentence

and let my word smith soar.



Nature is a Great Way to Inspire Poetry

Nature is one of my best muses.
Nature is one of my best muses. | Source

Start Writing,

no matter what.

The water does not flow

until the faucet is turned on.

— Louis L 'Amour

© 2017 Linda Rogers

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  • Minnetonka Twin profile imageAUTHOR

    Linda Rogers 

    6 months ago from Minnesota

    Thank you so much Peggy for your kind words. I am just starting the article, so watch for it. Have a great weekend.

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    Peggy Woods 

    6 months ago from Houston, Texas

    Hi Linda,

    So very sorry to hear about your friend's battle and loss of life due to cancer. Will be interesting to see how she made a visit to you and her friends at her funeral. She must have loved you dearly.

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    Linda Rogers 

    6 months ago from Minnesota

    Ha~it came for a little while but I've been sticking with recipe's lately. I'm also starting to think about a story I want to write about my dear friend who was diagnosed with the same cancer I was diagnosed with14 years ago. She lost her battle recently. I have some survivor guilt but I'm also not taking it for granted that I beat the odds. Anyhoo, if you can throw me some title idea's, I'd love it. I'm also gonna bring up how she made a visit at her funeral to me and her group of good friends. Laura and I worked with Kym many years ago and stayed great friends. She called me when she was diagnosed be cause she felt safe knowing I had gone through it. Wow, Look at me, you just gave me a bit of a healing for my grief.

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    Bill Holland 

    7 months ago from Olympia, WA

    Is it still missing?

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    Linda Rogers 

    12 months ago from Minnesota

    Hari-it can be frustrating to be in a writer's block but so exhilarating to break from it. Thanks so much for coming by.

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    Hari Prasad S 

    12 months ago from Bangalore

    Beautiful poem, i am in a similar situation :-)

    - Hari

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    Linda Rogers 

    15 months ago from Minnesota

    Aww-Thanks so much for the kind wishes in poetry form.

    I can't believe it's been 7 years since I started writing on this site. One of the best things I ever did for myself. Love writing and love my Hubpages family.

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    Shyron E Shenko 

    15 months ago from Texas

    Linda,

    Congratulations on the seven years

    Hope you have found them fun

    And they never let you down

    I am glad your Muse was found

    She must have been sleeping oh-so sound

    Now that she is awake refreshed

    She will be running

    As soon as her toes hit the ground. __ Shyron Shenko

    Blessings my friend

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    Linda Rogers 

    15 months ago from Minnesota

    Thanks Chitrangada-appreciate your nice comment. Hope your having a good start to summer :)

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    Chitrangada Sharan 

    15 months ago from New Delhi, India

    Excellent poem and what a wonderful hub to come out of your writer's block!

    John Hansen is an inspiration to many and that includes me.

    Keep up the great work and your pictures are awesome!

    Thank You for sharing!

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    Linda Rogers 

    16 months ago from Minnesota

    Aww, so glad you made your mom's Mother's Day special with a poem. Now if your muse would come back again. Don't worry, it always does. The less we ruminate about it, the more likely it will come back to us. Have a beautiful Memorial Weekend my friend.

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    Shauna L Bowling 

    16 months ago from Central Florida

    Linda, this is perfect and speaks to my muse who seems to have run away. I did, however, write a poem for my mom for Mother's Day. She absolutely loved it!

    Now if I can only get my muse to come whisper in my ear so I can post here on HP. It's been a very long time.....

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    Linda Rogers 

    17 months ago from Minnesota

    Aww, bless you Maria-so lovely to see you here.

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    Maria Jordan 

    17 months ago from Jeffersonville PA

    The search is over, Linda. When our muses go on a hiatus, they come back stronger than ever - just like with yours.

    Have a peaceful weekend. Hugs, Maria

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    Linda Rogers 

    17 months ago from Minnesota

    Well put Audrey. Thanks for the encouragement. Hope all is well with you these days.

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    Linda Rogers 

    17 months ago from Minnesota

    Thank you for our sweet comment Paula. I think the spell has finally broken. Thanks for coming by my friend.

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    Audrey Hunt 

    17 months ago from Idyllwild Ca.

    Your muse is tugging at your creative light that lives inside you.

    Lovely poem!

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    Paula 

    17 months ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

    Linda....Wonderful Poetry, gorgeous photos! Happy for you that your long lost muse returned to you and made up for the absence!

    Looks like she's back to stay! Peace, Paula

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    Linda Rogers 

    17 months ago from Minnesota

    Aww, thank you sweet Shyron. Your poem made me smile. Thanks for the encouragement my friend.

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    Linda Rogers 

    17 months ago from Minnesota

    Thanks Gypsy Rose-Hopefully this is the end of the long poetry drought.

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    Linda Rogers 

    17 months ago from Minnesota

    Thanks Linda-Yes, I am blessed to live on Lake Minnetonka. Sis and I moved back to the lake now that the kids are both in college. It's a small cottage but look at the view. We love it here. Thanks for coming by.

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    Shyron E Shenko 

    17 months ago from Texas

    Linda, my beautiful poet friend

    Your muse is resting

    And soon she will send

    A message of Epic Proportions

    Letting you know when a new work of art

    You should begin

    *

    *

    Blessings and hugs to you my friend

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    Gypsy Rose Lee 

    17 months ago from Riga, Latvia

    Most wonderful poetry I believe your muses are beginning to sing.

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    Linda Crampton 

    17 months ago from British Columbia, Canada

    I'm very glad to read another article from you, Linda. It's lovely to see that your muse has returned and is inspiring you! Your photos are beautiful. What a great place to live.

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    Linda Rogers 

    17 months ago from Minnesota

    Thanks again John. Sometime it takes reading a poem from a good writer like you to break the drought. Appreciate you coming by.

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    John Hansen 

    17 months ago from Queensland Australia

    That was a wonderful poem to break the drought, Linda. I am humbled to be the one to have inspired you. Now you have kick started your muse into action there should be no stopping you. Keep writing.

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    Linda Rogers 

    17 months ago from Minnesota

    Clive-you hit my funny bone with that sweet comment. Thanks for the encouragement~ I will await the rushing of a thousand virgins. LOL

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    Clive Williams 

    17 months ago from Jamaica

    Don't worry, That muse will come rushing out like a thousand virgins.

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    Linda Rogers 

    17 months ago from Minnesota

    Thank Terrie-appreciate the encouragement. It had been too long since I wrote a poem.

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    Terrie Lynn 

    17 months ago from Canada

    Glad your back. This is a great piece.

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    Linda Rogers 

    17 months ago from Minnesota

    Thanks Jamie-we all get left behind at times but it feels great when the block is lifted.

    Hope all is well in your healing journey. Thinking and Praying for God's grace for peace and happiness for you.

    Love Linda

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    Linda Rogers 

    17 months ago from Minnesota

    Giggling that you have a name for your hiding muse. Love the name Shane but what a vixen she is for leaving you behind.

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    Linda Rogers 

    17 months ago from Minnesota

    AWW, thank you Bobbi for your sweet words. It feels good to get out a poem after way too long. Bless you for your support.

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    Linda Rogers 

    17 months ago from Minnesota

    Hi Bill-I did have too many jelly beans and traditional Easter foods. Thanks for the encouragement and hopefully now that I whipped out a poem, the drought is over. Always great to hear from you my friend. Hope you and Bev had a beautiful Easter.

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    Linda Rogers 

    17 months ago from Minnesota

    Jacques-welcome to HubPages. I hope you see that even those of us that have been here for years still have times of drought and writer's block. I hope you have a wonderful experience here at Hubpages. There are incredible writers here that I consider family.

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    Linda Rogers 

    17 months ago from Minnesota

    Thanks Ayesha-Hopefully the spell is broken now that I have a poem out.

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    Linda Rogers 

    17 months ago from Minnesota

    Thanks Audrey-at least I got my mojo started again. Reading your poetry is definitely a good inspiration for me and all of us here.

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    Linda Rogers 

    17 months ago from Minnesota

    Thanks Manatita-It's always nice when you get that first writing out after a long block.

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    Jamie Lee Hamann 

    17 months ago from Reno NV

    You have made it through the hardest part and a pleasure to read. Jamie

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    Ruby Jean Richert 

    17 months ago from Southern Illinois

    Yea, your muse came out of hiding! My muse goes on vacation and leaves me behind frequently. Her name is Shane and she's a vixen! Good to have you writing poetry again..

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    PurvisBobbi44 

    17 months ago from Florida

    You are back with your beautiful words that float about our hearts and stored into out memory bank to recall when we need them.

    I am waiting to read more.

    Bobbi Purvis

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    Bill Holland 

    17 months ago from Olympia, WA

    I think your muse is comatose behind the wood shed after eating too many chocolate Easter eggs. :) Good to have you back!

    hugs from Olympia

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    Jacques D Joubert 

    17 months ago from Pretoria, South Africa

    I'm new to hub pages Linda, I too like poetry, but have been in a drought, thank for that wholly inspiring poem... Beautiful!!!

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    AYESHA NADAF 

    17 months ago from BELGAUM, INDIA

    good luck

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    Audrey Howitt 

    17 months ago from California

    Yay! lad your block has broken! You are right I think--just write even when you don't like what comes out--sooner or later you reach the good stuff underneath!

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    manatita44 

    17 months ago from london

    A very promising effort! I commend you. Carry on ... continue ...

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