Homework WE 14/1/19 - HOPE SPRINGS ETERNAL

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Homework WE 14/1/19 - HOPE SPRINGS ETERNAL

Post by Shelley » Sat Jan 05, 2019 2:32 pm

A bit of good old fashioned doggerel to start the new year! While tongue-in-cheek, it is partly true. Looking back over my output of poems for the past 12 months, I'm afraid it's about 50% less than my usual yearly effort. Lots of reasons, of course.

HOPE SPRINGS ETERNAL
(c) Shelley Hansen 5/1/19

They say hope springs eternal when you’re putting pen to paper,
for poets are supposed to have a “Muse”
who feeds them words of wisdom, or some other sort of caper,
at any time of day or night they choose.

But sometimes when I try my best to set the “cells” in motion –
instead of hearing music of the spheres
my thoughts are more akin to lots of noisy birds’ commotion!
But is it in my head, or in my ears?

My errant Muse has taken off on unapproved vacation –
perhaps she’s camped with Terry, digging gold,
or gone down south to Neville for some rest and relaxation –
or out in Ippy, snug in Maureen’s fold!

Could eBay be the place to go to buy recycled Muses?
I can’t afford the risk attached to that!
I’ve simply got to wait and hope till inspiration chooses
improvement on “the cat sat on the mat”.
Shelley Hansen
Lady of Lines
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"Look fer yer profits in the 'earts o' friends,
fer 'atin' never paid no dividends."
(CJ Dennis "The Mooch o' Life")

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Re: HOPE SPRINGS ETERNAL

Post by Neville Briggs » Sat Jan 05, 2019 8:15 pm

The poem will turn up when it wants to be written. :)
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Re: Homework WE 14/1/19 - HOPE SPRINGS ETERNAL

Post by Maureen K Clifford » Sun Jan 06, 2019 11:02 am

Your muse is not here Shelley :lol: I have enough problems with my own who never shuts up :roll: Love your witty take on this - you made excellent use of the prompts, and I totally agree with Neville :lol:
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Re: Homework WE 14/1/19 - HOPE SPRINGS ETERNAL

Post by Shelley » Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:55 pm

Thanks Neville and Maureen

Of course you are completely correct - and I'm sure the poetry will come in its own good time. I suppose most of us have "dry" times (except you Maureen, with your chatterbox Muse!)

Cheers
Shelley
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fer 'atin' never paid no dividends."
(CJ Dennis "The Mooch o' Life")

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