The Silent Muse

silent among shards, she sits
scrawling messages
for the brave

the initial shock
of beneficence
mistaken in a shaded hallway, as

rudderless quips
f l o w
each tethered more closely around
the violence that spins
isolated
in a hurricane's eye

      waiting
for me to pick
any shard

and scrawl with her




copyright/all rights reserved Audrey Howitt 2017

Posted for Poets United Pantry

Comments

  1. I've run out of words for you...this is quality writing at its finest.

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  2. The poem sets her place well

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  3. Not a silent muse at all but shy maybe ~ She is bold and courageous, like you ~

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  4. Nice write
    Have a good Sunday

    much love...

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  5. I think we need those who scrawls about the violence... we do need it.

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  6. So well done. I like the term "rudderless quips".

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  7. "scrawling messages for the brave"....who need support and encouragement. Good one, Audrey!

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  8. I am glad that your muse is NOT silent, Audrey. I am always glad to read your inspired words.

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  9. I was struck by the scrawling messages in the violence. (For the brave and, perhaps, for the meek, as well, who may need them more.) Such a powerful, impactful and, frankly, I fear, increasingly relevant image.

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  10. All of us creative people need a muse . Well put !

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  11. "a hurricane's eye" what a stunning image!...

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  12. Such stunning imagery here, Audrey ❤️ Especially love; "scrawling messages for the brave." Beautifully penned.


    Lots of love,
    Sanaa

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  13. I imagine her on a boat in a rocky sea setting a course for us to follow.

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  14. To have the strength to stand up and scrawl a message in the chaos, and to have the confidence to invite (or wait) for others to do the same is a superpower... a superpower much needed these days.

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  15. Brilliant work. I think you and your muse are on a roll.

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  16. the violence that spins
    isolated in a hurricane's eye

    So much distractions that happen all the time. Progress is unwittingly affected in a negative way! Very true Audrey!

    Hank

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  17. Great playing with language nice flow, fun layout. Good work!

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  18. I am glad that your muse is NOT silent, Audrey. I am always glad to read your inspired words.

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