(Poem) Invoking the Muse by Donna Snyder

Meet Mago Contributor, Donna Snyder.

She who can write on a dime, every time,
purveyor of instant poetry,
poet on the spot.
Words never fail Her.
She speaks
and the coffee drinkers quit stirring their cups.
Illicit lovers break gaze.
Waitresses grab pens and scribble on scraps.
The words whistle and dance,
zing like neon tracers through the air,
and poetry happens.

 

Boys turn shy and think of Woman,
She who speaks the words of power,
an aspect of the Triple Goddess.
She who embodies abundance.
Maker of kings.
Caster of spells.
Inciter of riots.

She who wields the power of words.

15th century painting of Polyhymnia by Francesco del Cossa, which is from the Wiki commons.  I love this image because the muse is depicted as a farmer or peasant.
15th century painting of Polyhymnia by Francesco del Cossa, which is from the Wiki commons. I love this image because the muse is depicted as a farmer or peasant.

 

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Donna Snyder
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Thank you for posting this invocation of the muse. I am enamoured of this painting of Polyhymnia, portrayed as a campesina, a farmer, not at all delicate or dainty.

Sistren, I am so pleased to be included. Thank you, again.

donnajosnyder
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I no longer recall how to edit posts. Can you please add a link to this poem and my other recent poems to my contributor profile? I think the last one listed is Vernal from Spring 2013.

donnajosnyder
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Reblogged this on Donna J. Snyder, Poet and commented:
My poem Invoking the Muse, at Return to Mago.

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