''O Sacred Muse! How You Inspire Me So,'' a Villanelle (1st draft)

O sacred Muse! How you inspire me so
to write poems of death and woe, and madness;
then spirit me to fair places I never go.

From deep inside my soul, where sorrows grow,
you bid me go to moments of gladness,
O sacred Muse! (How you inspire me so.).

And so I go, from that which I best know
to better things like eternal happiness,
which spirit me to fair places I never go.

Then write I lines of a more hopeful glow,
and forswear verses of mournful sadness,
O sacred Muse! (How you inspire me so.).

For you know that gay lines do better flow,
and promote a sweeter sound of lightness;
and spirit men to fair places they never go.

So, now, for this poet do God's Breath blow
gayer (with your gifts), thou fairest goddess,
O sacred Muse: how you inspire me so,
then spirit me to fair places I never go!




Poetry by Ngoc Nguyen The PoetBay support member heart!
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Written on 2020-07-21 at 15:17

Tags Goddess  Madness  Muse 

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