Whispers From Erato

Muse whispering warriors ear

Take me now; I have need
Lexis to which I must heed

Ethereal whisper in my ear
Diaphanous sight before my eyes
Gossamer touch against my skin

The first preface to our prologue
Vellum void of phrase and prose

Let me bathe you in ballad
Let me shower you in sestina
Let my sweet imagery of nothing
Become your metaphor of everything

Let your periphrasis wrap me in symbolisms
Let your euphemisms surround me in similes
Let our soul be one for the discourse of rhythm
for the dialogue of reason, for the diction of rhyme

Let us fall down in the shadow of the valley of meter
Let us rise up on the rock of ages and iambs
Let us bask in the most of incremental repetition
Until only the onomatopoeia of our couplet is left

Diamante drops on parchment and papyrus
The final edict to our epilogue

Gossamer touch against my skin
Diaphanous sight before my eyes
Ethereal whisper in my ear

Lexis to which I must heed
Take me now; I have need


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dVerse Poets Pub | Poetics: Who’s your Muse?

Today Ingrid tends bar and invites us to choose our muse. I choose Erato, muse of love poetry and lyric poetry to let her sweet whispers scream everything. For when she  has need to speak I take heed to listen, and write… 

16 thoughts on “Whispers From Erato

  1. This is filled with passion and evokes soul stirring poetry. I specially admire this part:

    Let me bathe you in ballad
    Let me shower you in sestina
    Let my sweet imagery of nothing
    Become your metaphor of everything

  2. I love what you’ve done here: the urgent and electrifying eroticism of the Muse which urges you to breathe poetry into being! This line made me smile:

    ‘Let us fall down in the shadow of the valley of meter’

    Sometimes the muse is all-consuming 🙂

  3. I like how you began and ended with the lines reversed. I really like the vessel shape of your poem. I especially enjoyed what you filled your vessel with. Now there is a Muse I want to borrow once in awhile 🙂

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