Black thrones waiting for finger strikes {Wooing the Muse} 

She’s a wily one
-der, all curled up crescent 
like a soon-hiding moon. 

She swoons at sea, 
sirened only by salt. (But she 
can barely swim and gets con

Eyes closed, we clack. 
For our own 
sake, we eat cake. 

And are not a-mused. 


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

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56 Responses to Black thrones waiting for finger strikes {Wooing the Muse} 

  1. Gillena Cox says:

    Nice one, Clever she!!!
    Happy New Year

    much love…

  2. sanaarizvi says:

    I absolutely love, love this 😀 especially; “She swoons at sea, sirened only by salt.”💝💝

  3. Ain says:

    Beautifully done, and I must say, very cleverly, too. Enjoyed it very much.

  4. Ron. says:

    You had me at “one-der”, De. Great response to a provocative prompt. And thanks for hosting!

  5. You’re the host with the most. Clever quadrille.

  6. msjadeli says:

    For some reason I feel like guzzling spicy tea with the cake. I like the wordplay in this.

  7. kaykuala says:

    Eyes closed, we clack.
    For our own (sanity)
    sake, we eat cake.

    For the fondest of moments together we are ever willing to make sacrifices (that’s how Hank reads this,,De!)


  8. Arcadia M says:

    Clever word play, as always. Nicely done.

  9. Shawna says:

    Ooh, a sake, sushi, and cake date! Let’s have one of those! And surely “salt” means seaside margaritas. 🙂 A girls’ beach-weekend getaway…

  10. K.Hartless says:

    Let them eat cake, brilliant musings. I like her lack of bouyancy. Much amused by your quadrille.

  11. Truedessa says:

    Clever word play – one-der love it….

  12. rothpoetry says:

    Love your ending… we run our mouth, but swallow what we hear as truth! Well done.

  13. Love it, love the sounds and flow. And yep, she’s a wily one all right.

  14. Raivenne says:

    I adore the punny wordplay in this, the breaks, the flow, and especially the digital seat. Thanks for an amusing poem and prompt.

  15. Beautiful! I loved the use of the phrase “The soon hiding moon” here. 🙂

  16. You had me at


    That was inspired, De.


  17. Excellent wordplay! So enjoyed it, De.

  18. Xan says:

    Oh, I laughed out loud. This is exactly what I’ve been doing for the last, what 16 hours or so? Absolutely determined for the [PROMPT:muse] to strike. But she has her own I (deas).

  19. pvcann says:

    She is a wily one indeed De, made me smile too.

  20. Interesting wordplay, it took a few reads for it to sink into my brain (blame a lack of sleep) but once it did I really enjoyed it.

  21. Oh, Tricky (Dickie) one! I like it 🙂

  22. fireblossom32 says:

    Oh my! GMTA! I used for my title what you used for your finish. I really enjoyed the wordplay in this; it is simply fun to read!

  23. hedgewitch says:

    Very witty and wry, and I love that first stanza–tho it’s a toss-up, because I love the last one, too.

  24. Cake! is that the way to woe the wily muse?

  25. SelmaMartin says:

    be amused– This is wonderful. Love it. thanks.

  26. lillian says:

    “She’s a wily one
    Your wordplay is ALWAYS AMAZING! Late to the reading….will be catching up this weekend….San Diego sun is too tempting!

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