The Wandering Muse

     In the event that anyone has realized that I am not posting very often anymore.. The following should explain why!!

     So, if anyone should find my muse, please send her home, I need her desperately.

     Thanks in advance,


Aren't we all a Muse to someone?

Aren’t we all a Muse to someone?

The Wandering Muse

Oh, where has gone my whispering muse

who once guided my hand to write,

from the break of the sun in the morning

and on into my dreams late at night?

So loyal and true has been my muse

for lo, these many past years.

Gone now I pray, not forever

but, off to another I fear!

Oh, why has my muse gone deserted

and was it I who has caused her to leave,

from forgetting the source of the magic

and thus to myself, then deceived?

Becoming convinced, my own genius

was no more in need of her gift.

Till I awoke to the sun one past morning

and my pen seemed too heavy to lift.

So now I cry “come back” to my wandering muse

for I am in need of your charm.”

Please bring back to me all your talent

and save me from all further harm.”

Jack Downing

Nov. 2013

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Hearth and Health are wonderful things and if you're without either such sorrow that brings So I cannot express enough thanks to my Lord and to my family and friends for the support you afford! ~Jack Downing~
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