#AprilPrompts – Day 2 – Muse – #NaPoWriMo

2 Apr



I’m told muses bestow ideas, some writers swear it’s true.
Ethereal assistants delivering help out of the blue.
Some mystical magic, hocus pocus abstruse,
Does having a muse simply provide a convenient excuse?
When stuck on a plot, or a character needs tweaking
Lost author will be found pacing floorboards weeping
Till a muse sweeps in, spurring typing to begin.
Does an author need another for a plot to win?
Perhaps, writers don’t take enough credit,
They are the ones who write, re-write, and edit.
Doesn’t the magic come from one’s mind?
Why praise a being who is impossible to find?
Yet, is there something to the notion,
That a muse’s presence sets a story in fast motion?
 I do believe in mystical things.
Do muses have diaphanous wings?
Is there a muse meant for me,
To dispense ideas and creativity?
I sure could use a radiant sage,
To help flow my pen across the page.
Muse, would you please leave today?
Race to me be on your way.
I’ll take you on, I’ve got nothing to lose.
Which story takes flight, you can choose!


Thanks for popping in and commenting. If you’re new to #AprilPrompts or are joining to participate in #NaPoWriMo for National Poetry Month, here are the month’s weekday prompts. Write whenever you wish (200 word max.), and post your link on that day’s post and on co-host Carlie M A Cullen’s as well.
Join in on the challenge! Flex your writing chops, visit friends & meet new people through commenting. Please grab the #AprilPrompts Badge in the sidebar to display on your blog.
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(You don’t have to post everyday to participate; just relax and have fun with it )

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7 Responses to “#AprilPrompts – Day 2 – Muse – #NaPoWriMo”

  1. Carlie M A Cullen April 2, 2013 at 10:08 am #

    What a great poem, Donna. I love it!!

    Check out my response to your comment on my blog – I think you’ll be surprised!! 🙂

    Here’s the link to my post today: http://wp.me/p1UhOl-EH

    • Donna L. Sadd April 2, 2013 at 11:15 am #

      I was indeed surprised…and thrilled! Thank you Carlie. :0)

  2. bluerabbit April 2, 2013 at 2:49 pm #


    side of men,
    daughter of
    of memory,
    and Zeus,
    master of Olympus,
    or a group
    by Osiris
    to seed
    in its wake,
    one and many,
    on the wings
    of their pet
    they pull an
    alternate progeny,
    children of
    image and
    story, to rival
    of blood.

    • Donna L. Sadd April 2, 2013 at 6:27 pm #

      Beautiful poem Linda, puts mine to shame. Thanks for adding a little class to the place! :0)

  3. bluerabbit April 2, 2013 at 7:17 pm #

    Aw shucks. LOL! Yours is great! Apples and oranges.

  4. Joy Keeney April 3, 2013 at 12:12 am #

    I love the poem Donna! You make it look easy.


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