poem reparations

she wishes
she could fix her muse,

air her out in clothes-pinned
sunshine, breeze away these blues.

perhaps she’ll braid her
through dragonclouds

or button her to the moon.
here, won’t you glue

her brittle-broken pieces,
shake them loose,

fasten her
to a star.


It’s Quadrille Monday over at dVerse, and I’m hosting. Come play! 


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26 Responses to poem reparations

  1. Jay Bleu says:

    Nice one… words can take us places, when trying to escape. . .

  2. Grace says:

    Beautiful De. Please clothes-pinned me in sunshine or button me to the moon!

  3. marialberg says:

    I enjoyed the imagery of the first attempted fix for a muse as hanging the washing and letting the breeze do the work.

  4. Beverly Crawford says:

    This is the kind of thing I read and think “Why couldn’t I think of that!” Great write!

  5. Definitely know that feeling. Thanks for the great poem

  6. msjadeli says:

    Open, vulnerable, and receptive, a beautiful poetic rendering, De.

  7. calmkate says:

    delightfully whimsical … love the idea of dragonclouds!

  8. memadtwo says:

    a good place for a muse I think (K)

  9. Frank Hubeny says:

    I like the thought of hanging her on the clothesline to “breeze away these blues”.

  10. hank77 says:

    or button her to the moon.
    here, won’t you glue

    Try on whatever that can help. Things can turn out to be all bad sometimes.


  11. rothpoetry says:

    A wonderful Quadrille! Love this line…
    air her out in clothes-pinned

  12. lifelessons says:

    I think yours is already up there.

  13. Shawna says:

    Good golly, this is gorgeous. Especially the braided through clouds couplet.

    “air her out in clothes-pinned” … I love how this line sounds like your muse is being fitted for a dress. ❤ I’m picturing you safety-pinning the fabric around her body, adjusting the hem and such.

  14. Oh yes… but sometimes a poet has to verse himself to mud and ash.

  15. gillena cox says:

    Oh my, i luv all the wishes for your muse.
    Thanks for dropping by to read mine De


  16. kim881 says:

    I love the title, De, and the thought of airing out my muse ‘in clothes-pinned
    Sunshine’ or buttoning her to the moon. Nice rhyming too!

  17. Helen says:

    A lovely poem … (try a male muse?)

  18. rivrvlogr says:

    I think you found her.

  19. Sabio Lantz says:

    Hope the glue holds

  20. I so relate to this!

  21. ihatepoetry says:

    Very sweet – liked very much.

  22. Mish says:

    Oh wow, I picture her muse as a little floppy doll that just needs some extra attention. Nice one!!

  23. Excellent words, De! ‘Air her out in clothes-pinned sunshine’.

  24. Ali Grimshaw says:

    Delightful. Thank you for sharing.

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