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My Thursday Poetry Muse

I love it when a poem captivates my attention so fully that I can feel my brain firing with inspiration whether for my personal life, my current work in progress, or a future novel idea.

My poetry muse for the day is perfect for my current work in progress:

A Poison Tree by William Blake (1757-1827)

I was angry with my friend:
I told my wrath, my wrath did end.
I was angry with my foe:
I told it not, my wrath did grow.

And I watered it in fears
Night & morning with my tears;
And I sunned it with smiles,
And with soft deceitful wiles.

And it grew both day and night,
Till it bore an apple bright.
And my foe beheld it shine,
And he knew that it was mine,

And into my garden stole,
When the night had veiled the pole;
In the morning glad I see
My foe outstretched beneath the tree.


Writing and Me

William Blake 1757-1827

Love’s Secret by William Blake

Never seek to tell thy love,

Love that never told can be;

For the gentle wind doth move

Silently, invisibly.

I told my love, I told my love,

I told her all my heart,

Trembling, cold, in ghastly fears.

Ah! She did depart!

Soon after she was gone from me,

A traveller came by,

Silently, invisibly:

He took her with a sigh.

Poetry is a powerful, emotional thing. As you can tell by my frequent poetry inspiration posts, poetry never fails to inspire and motivate my in my writing. It is almost like getting a peek into another perspective; it may not be my own perspective, but correlates to that of one of my characters.