A Muse's Hold On Me

by Kristina Woodhill

A – muse me, please
Oh, Words that rhyme,
Let me feel your tune.
Tune me in to each line’s beat
Stir my Soul’s soft, silent sleep.
Raise me with my tap, tap Feet
Make my Heart’s drum “Boom”!

A – maze me, please
Oh, Words that leave
My mind’s dull thoughts behind.
Behind you on your twisting trail
Lead through nuance, mystery, and veil
Hidden meanings in dark tales,
Make racing Heart rates climb.

A – loud, please Read
All Words! Let Play!
Their magic be released.
Released to waves of sound and time
Forever there for ears to find
For tongues to tickle, mouths to mime
Make sad Hearts’ sorrows ceased.

I C U waiting there for me
On shelves in books - those A B C’s
That mix and blend and fire my mind
And tantalize with every rhyme.


Author's Note: In honor of National Poetry Month

Posted on 04/02/2006
Copyright © 2020 Kristina Woodhill

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Gregory O'Neill on 04/02/06 at 03:26 AM

A - lot of great muse - ic!

Posted by Elizabeth Jill on 04/02/06 at 05:54 AM

Oh I love to dance inside your whirds! :)

Honoring Poetry Month! right alongside you and all of us!

and many more muses to come!

Posted by Quentin S Clingerman on 11/06/06 at 06:05 PM

A neat tribute to poetry and poets (by implication). Very expressive.

Posted by Alisa Js on 12/03/06 at 03:39 AM

What a delightful and entertaining way to express the importance of the written word in poetry. Most eloquent and succinct, indeed.. Thank you for stopping by and for your kind sentiment. Sending you and yours best wishes for a wonderfully productive holiday season from this side of paradise...alisa..;-)

Posted by P.T. Brooks on 04/26/07 at 02:27 PM

this rolled right off my tounge every syllable placed perfectly, and a great write of inspiration-pt

Posted by Kathleen Wilson on 09/04/07 at 02:41 PM

Love the word play in this -- especially the creative first word of each line, and the ABC's of it in the end. Hee hee --and you managed to make the I C U hilarious-- I would say that's a rare feat! The double meaning of this... intensive care unit -- is where I see you-- achieving pure genius! The capital letters are quite effective in universalizing and getting the Muse to listen, as well.

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