Wednesday, August 17, 2005

If You Find my Muse on the Road Kill Her

A few days ago I talked of finding my muse. But perhaps my muse should find me. Muses are capricious, cruel creatures (do they like alliteration, I wonder:-)

I've also discovered there is no muse for fiction writers. Where is my muse among these?

Calliope | Muse of Epic Poetry

Clio | Muse of History

Euterpe | Muse of Lyric Poetry

Melpomene | Muse of Tragedy

Terpsichore | Muse of Choral Dance and Song

Erato | Muse of Love Poetry

Polyhymnia | Muse of Sacred Poetry

Urania | Muse of Astronomy

Thalia | Muse of Comedy

My muse is a mystery, hidden, secretive. She likes the shadows, revels in the dark and loves torture. She is a sadomasochistic psychopath but I love her. A deep abiding love.

My muse is nameless and I like it that way.

My muse is the world. She is me and everyone I know and everyone I meet and every place I visit.

My muse is an evil mistress and I lick the soles of her feet, washing between the crevices of her toes while she smiles and urges me on, with cruel love. I devise ways to kill her everyday so I can trap her in my subconscious and resurrect her at will.

But a muse is Immortal and none can kill her, especially not her slave.

I call my muse by no name and yet I know she will come to me unbidden.

Till then I put her away from the center of my mind and immerse myself in life.

2 comments:

Nowhere Nick said...

Sounds like you and your muse needs some therapy. Maybe you two can reach common ground.

N.N.

p.s. The move went pretty smoothly and I started work today...I have screwed up a couple of times with the scheduling. Classes start tomorrow so I am anxious about that. The downside to my move is that I have to mooch off of family to use the net...as the aunt that I moved in with has no connection. I am at loss without it.

Good Luck!

Jawahara Saidullah said...

Lol...Nick, I wonder if my muse needs more therapy or I do.

Good luck with your classes. I am sure you will do really well. Takes some settling in though.

Gosh...life without the net. I would be at a total loss. Will you be living with your aunt? Can you get a connection for yoursel while you are there?

Good luck with everything.