The Muse  

sweetalyssum 47F
560 posts
10/18/2005 6:17 pm

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The Muse

I've started about 5 times to write tonight, and it's been an exercise of frustration trying to find the right mood, the right words, and tone.

I'd like to pick up this computer and throw it out the window as something in me is longing to write, to share, to feel the joy that comes from writing something to be proud of.

Yet it won't come to me.

I've thought about offering a sacrifice, but virgins are difficult to find nowadays.

I've thought about trying to seduce the muse of writing, but I'm not sure if she is bi or if I am either. (Don't ask!!! I'm not interested in joining you in your fantasy of two women!)

Finally, I thought about holding the muse hostage until she gave me an idea of sensual sexiness. But I hate being thrown in with all the other terrorist groups just because I want to write. It seems a bit extreme to go for one's art.

And then I started thinking it was rather presumptuous of me to call this blogging "art". Although I've seen some who give credence to the theory that it could be an art, I'm just not one of them.

Yet, I've completed writing something that amused me for a moment. Just a dabble, just a bit of an appetizer, just a smidge...

I'm hoping the writing muse will hit me between the eyes later and that I will have something so provacative that it will make a sailor blush.

Yeah right...fat chance!

Perhaps one of you is the muse...or you know her...

She must be rather slight I think, with fiery red hair and eyes that turn color with her passions. Quick tempered and flighty, she doesn't stay long if you don't amuse her. Her punishment is to ignore you by turns and to taunt you by others, just flitting out of reach so that you hear her tinkly laugh, just at the edge of your subconscious.

Did you hear that...?

RailBaron2 54M

10/18/2005 8:45 pm

Hi Sweetalyssum,Trouble writting tonight? I know the feeling.How about putting your profile on your blog since we men who are standard members cannot access your whole profile to read it. a picture of yourself would also be nice- You are close- but yet far away.
perhaps a walk around blogland,How do you know the muse is a She?
I once had firey red hair, now going thin & white, my eyes still turn from brown to green when the fires of passion are lit,a long fuse,
Yet as hard to catch & control as the wind.

gemini0157 59M  
6842 posts
10/19/2005 10:12 am

I hate to burst your bubble here but, I did take a Mythology course in College and I regret to inform you that the Muses being daughters of Zeus.....are of Greek or Medeterrian decent and do not have red hair. They are not that lithe either.... but rather voluptious with full breast, supple thighs, big juicy lips and piercing black eyes. I would imaginebi-sexual too... being Greek and all...... hmmmmmmm. Now that's a thought!.... Got a little excited there... Back to my train of thought Anway... you can attract one or two by playing music... (muse - mus -ic)... or vist a muse -um.... It makes me mad when people say music and art inspires them.... It's the Muses at work. And see... I thought at the time I would never use any of that information.

sweetalyssum 47F

10/19/2005 5:00 pm

Jim...well, thank you for asking. I have a number of reasons for not posting a picture.

Most of all privacy being of utmost importance.

But yes, I'll bet that your passion is quite flammable as your hair used to be.

sweetalyssum 47F

10/19/2005 5:06 pm


Show off!

Thanks for this helpful information, I will endeavor to change my imagination to fit the Muse's descriptions.

rm_raisipsa 58M
11 posts
10/20/2005 7:57 pm

Sweet, my two cents.

The Muses, who were originally thought to be the goddesses of inspiring springs, later became the representatives of poetry, the arts and science. Homer refers to them as "one and as many, living on Olympus". Hesiod refers to them as nine daughters of Zeus and Mnemosyne, born in Pieria.

I think the particular Muse you're looking for here is Erato, the
Muse of erotic poetry. You might also be interested that in at least one portrait of her by Simon Voulet, she appears to have reddish brown hair and although she is voluptuous (meaning, literally, a sexually attractive figure) she does look rather slight.

Don't ever change your imagination based upon the frequently incorrect information and observations of others. Protect it at all costs. Not to mention that we all know that no one really knows if there were Muses or what they looked like.

sweetalyssum 47F

10/21/2005 9:15 pm

Yes Akadafa... writing can be such a release or it can tie one up in knots.

sweetalyssum 47F

10/21/2005 9:19 pm


Thank you for encouraging my imagination. I always enjoy learning new aspects of information whether it is delivered in a teasing manner or informative one.

I like your bright shiny two cents.

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