Biographical Poetry posted January 2, 2016

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Finding My Muse

by mfowler

A poet finds the inspiration to create,
a seed to sow from which a verse, a rhyme is grown.
The words, like trunks, the branches, stems and leaves,
the beauty that in thought was calmly sown.
For me, the muse is multiple, a garden full
of possibilities and ever-changing plans.
I choose my seeds and plant them where I will,
responding to the poetry's demands.
From poets old and new I feel emotions, language;
creator's styles and rhythms, thoughts and happenstance.
I love their choices, ways of sharing life
and how their words can cry, and sing and dance.
In Art, I find ideas shaped by genius:
details, colour, a thousand images beguiling.
I capture stories from the paint and stone,
and trace them onto page with my own styling.
Creation offers poets ways to find their souls
in knowing glory of the forest, stream and field.
I love to watch the birds in early light
and see what nature's meditation yields.
Insight demands a poet write what's seen and learned
from living with the world and everybody near.
The muse in me is always near at hand
despite the fact -  sometimes it disappears.


This was meant for the My Muse contest but I missed out because I've entered too many this week. Shucks!
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