not a-mused

not a-mused 

my muse annoys me
stirring up words, uninspired
where they settle like dusty
cliches, old and tired
if I could, I’d tell my muse, ‘you’re fired!’


NaPoWriMo 2023 Challenge Day Twelve: Write a poem that addresses itself or some aspect of its self (i.e., “Dear Poem,” or “what are my quatrains up to?”; “Couplet, come with me . . .”)

For today challenge, a short form I created called the Horatiodet.

The Horatiodet is a total of 5 lines, syllable count: 5-7-7-5-9 / rhyme scheme: ababb. In other words, it is a short Horatian Ode (only one stanza), a form based on the style of Horace, Quintus Horatius Flaccus (December 8, 65 BC – November 27, 8 BC), the leading Roman lyric poet.

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