November 22, 2006

The Poet


Spitzweg

Million muses fail to inspire
the apathetic soul of doused desires.
Seldom can I dare in ink
the passionate thoughts I used to think.
Mute though I am today,
comfortably a no one;
not venturing much to say.
Will I find it in me
to be a voice one day?

21 comments:

Teri said...

I think you've found you voice. That's a quite evocative poem.

eshuneutics said...

The Spitzweg painting is sunk in lethargy, a light not responded to. There is a lovely laconic flow to your lines--though they are finally hopeful. Sound and image work so well in "apathetic soul of doused desires." A fine line to read or hear drift--like an opiate--in the head! I hope you have not been tempted to Poetbay :)

Anonymous said...

You will but don't you already have a voice here?:-).It's a lovely poem. Have a safe and happy thanksgiving.

Id it is said...

eshu,
That was the very sentiment I wished to convey; a reflection on the current mental makeup of writers/ poets.

As for Poetbay, I don't even dare aspire' to it, however tempted I may be! hehe.

Thank you for your insightful comments that make me rethink my writings.

sanjay,
Happy Thanksgiving to you too.

Wild Reeds said...

Beautiful

EXSENO said...

I can so relate to that poem.
I think that anyone who has ever written a poem can relate.
Personally I can sit down and write a poem.
The poem has to come to me, then I write it down for whoever puts it into my head.

Anonymous said...

nice!

lash said...

its so true Id.. you know there are times when you just cant write.. maybe you have a million thougts flashing across.. maybe you would startwith some.. a moment later that thought refuses to flow and the muse remains a muse. one cant just sit down and force onself to scribble anything. it doesnt work that way.

Dr. Deborah Serani said...

Yes, of course you will. In fact, it's been here all along. At least, that's the voice I hear when I visit.

Ajay said...

Wow. after all these serious posts, a poetry. Never knew that facet of your personna. Am eager to read more of this "voice"

samuru999 said...

Lovely!
Keep on with the poetry!

Margie

Anonymous said...

Yup..The landmines kill only innocent and none..
U`ve good blog too..

net-net4 said...

Hi...Nice poems here...
I invite you to visit my blog...
I make 2 fotos a day and if you leave me a small poem or a funny comment i will edit it in the front page next to the pictures...
Read you...

Anonymous said...

I seriously need to thank you. A - For the lovely book reviews, you know what I can boast among people that at least i know what the story is all about, this time esp. the snowflake theory.
B - The poem was amazing, you captured the whole concept of unsuccessfullness in 10 lines, makes me think, should I continue writing volumes and still make no sense.

net-net4 said...

Hi id it is...
I'm wating to read this next poem...
Thank you, read you soon...

Anonymous said...

Great work - to say the least! Loved it..

net-net4 said...

I am coming back to leave you here the poetic lines you left in my blog. I wrote them in the front page, have a look ...

Here they are as well for your visitors :

DIZZYING MOTION
IN AUTUMN SPLENDOUR !
A CAPTIVATING PALETTE
WITH THE APPEARANCE OF HUES RUNNING RIOT,
YET THEY ALL DANCE TO ATUNE...

Written by Id it is

I will be glad to edit a new one's
from time to time...

Anonymous said...

i am just curious. You used to be very frequent so far.

But havent seen a new post for so long now. bored???

net-net4 said...

Few minutes ago i wrote in the front page of my blog your new poetic comment:

AMAZING !
MY WORDS DANCING TO YOUR COLORS
OPEN VISTAS UNFORSEEN
BY YOU AND ME

Written by Id it is

Thank you...Have a look... :)

Id it is said...

lash,
No, it isn't boredom that's holding me back; just the ordinary things of life that need to be done to keep the hearths burning. Thanks anyway.

I am unable to leave a comment on your site for some reason! Have you made any changes to your site recently?

Anonymous said...

i think the important thing is not whether u can find it in me to be a voice one day, it is realising that u have a voice somewhere within u...it can be quite scary otherwise.
loved the lines...