d’Verse Quadrille #143: Muse Cues

A Conscious Wisp of Vapor

An ethereal thing
Scraps of moments floating
about one’s mind.
Waiting… Wandering
until a muse sparks them
to intertwine and spawn
primordial poetic flames.
This timeless game she savors,
To birth something unusual.
A conscious wisp of vapor
from a snuffed candle.

27 thoughts on “d’Verse Quadrille #143: Muse Cues

  1. De Jackson 01/10/2022 / 5:22 pm

    I love the idea of the muse “spawning” something. 😉 For some reason, for me that conjures visuals of tadpole to pollywog, to frog. The whole process. Love that.

    • Susan St.Pierre 01/10/2022 / 5:25 pm

      Delightfully close to my heart with the frog observation! The little devils will slip right through your fingers too. Not unlike hanging on to a muse. Thanks! 😉

  2. K.Hartless 01/10/2022 / 8:27 pm

    Beautiful potion-like performance. Your muse sounds magical and smart.

  3. rothpoetry 01/10/2022 / 9:50 pm

    I really love your metaphor here, Susan. Such a great image of inspiration!

  4. ben Alexander 01/11/2022 / 3:59 am

    Beautiful, Susan – simply beautiful. (also, I’ve gotta ask- what’s with the eggplant? 😉 )


  5. SelmaMartin 01/11/2022 / 9:39 am

    To birth something unusual, yes. No two poems are ever alike. And the muse knows… lovely. thanks for sharing.

    • Susan St.Pierre 01/11/2022 / 11:14 am

      Thanks. It’s amazes me how endless and unique inspirations are. 😀

  6. sanaarizvi 01/11/2022 / 11:14 am

    This is lovely! I love the idea of spawning “primordial poetic flames.” 😀

    • Susan St.Pierre 01/11/2022 / 11:31 am

      Thank-you. A new idea always seems like a flame to me. 🙂

  7. fireblossom32 01/11/2022 / 11:19 am

    I like the metaphor you chose, of the candle, very much. (And I just *had to* click on a name like sillyfrog!)

    • Susan St.Pierre 01/11/2022 / 11:26 am

      😀 Thanks so much! I think the name has a ‘jump out at ya’ quality. Happy to meet you!

  8. hedgewitch 01/11/2022 / 11:26 am

    As Fireblossom says, the metaphor works really well, well-executed and a great visual. Good to meet your work.

    • Susan St.Pierre 01/11/2022 / 11:29 am

      Much appreciated! I ‘hop’ on and off this site and I am always excited to find new artists too. 😀

    • Susan St.Pierre 01/11/2022 / 7:33 pm

      Thank-you, Bjorn. That image of a wisp of smoke came out of nowhere. It was generated by my feeling.

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