Muse

 White-Water
Muse is the spirit of inspiration, here are the Words of a Canadian writer Val B Russell.


?
I’m going to write a poem
about not being able to write a poem
that blank white accuser keeps staring at me
cold and harsh
mocking my lack of emotional interpretation
creative credentials being what they are
an intangible made real by a collection of words written by one
read by many
To be truthful,  I’ve been dumped by the fickle muse
abandoned in mid sentence
during the dropping of a comma
just left there to my own devices
bereft of all clever designs
I am now resigned
to adjust to the empty space between my ears
a dirty smoke stack silence replacing intelligent thought
a jumble of idiot letters
with no meaning beyond the lack of meaning
and one eternal    ————-> ?

by valbrussell

Photo: White Mountains, New Hampshire

20 comments:

Teresa Evangeline said...

That's a beauty of a photo. It reminds me of the north shore of Lake Superior, here in my home state. And the poem is something I can definitely relate to. So many unfinished poems in my folder...

Val said...

You are an outstanding artist and gentleman Adrian, thank you. The photograph you've paired with my poem is stunning. :)

Fábio Martins | Fotografia said...

Bom ponto de vista! Gosto

Miamor said...

..he he...what a poem...empty space between my ears..yes indeed it feels like that ...

what I wrote in my last comment..have noe idea..but I think it must have been according to Ramme Alvor´s outfit..I wrote that Ramme alvor is not her real name..but it means Very Serious in norwegian...she indeed is..but I must admit that she does not wear that outfit every day.....I thougf\ht that if I borrowed one of your great pictures on the right side of your blog for my new profilepicture..I may be able to reach some more readers....is that possible??? Marit..only joking of course....very seldom serious this girl...

Julia Christie said...

Your fotos are incredible! Thanks so much for stopping by my place and I am really looking forward to enjoying your really beautiful art! I am amazed at what gifted people can do with a camera as I am pretty challenged to take a good picture :-)

So nice to have found your lovely space.

Y, la poesia es perfecto tambien!

Beyond My Garden said...

I like this poem. We've all be de-mused too often.
nellie

Debra L. Schubert said...

The picture and the poem: fantastic!

Dave King said...

Picture and poem: muse and no muse, famine and plenty? Whatever, together they make a fine post.

michael aanji crowley said...

Thanks for sharing your intimate landscapes with us. I can see the North Shore of Lake Superior here too.
I love that about photography, your image brings me to a place in my past - miles and years apart from the image you present. Nice work and Good Eye, mate.

Linda said...

Val is right, your landscape is stunning and so is her poem! I love them, thanks , Linda

gabriellebryden said...

Your photography is so beautiful - like paintings - and Val is a champion!

Kiersty said...

You have recognised Val's skill of allowing the words to tumble with barely a flicker of diversion to their own direction. What a fantastic pairing! The light you create in your photography is astounding.

Autumnforest said...

Great combo--you really know how to set a mood.

canvas artwork said...

that is a really tastfull photo there,

Merlaine Garcês said...

Muito obrigada pela visita!
Volte sempre!
Bjs!

lolipop said...

Hi, hello, olá!
"...no meaning beyond the lack of meaning..."...gostei particularmente desta frase...curiosamente pareceu-me cheia de sentido!
E a foto inspiradíssima...com ou sem musa.
Obrigado por ter visitado o Banzai e me ter trazido até aqui.
Parabéns pelo blogue e pelas fotos!
Fico a seguir e voltarei mais vezes.
Best regards

lolipop said...

Voltei. Esqueci-me de dizer que adorei essa sua história da paixão por "uma fantasma"...

Marco Reis said...

Wondering where were you located to take this photo :)

Adrian LaRoque said...

I was there Marco! hehehe...

Cindy said...

Always love Val and her poetry. The poetry and the photo together-Very Impressive.
What a great blog full of wonderful photography.