At night by the light of a single lamp, I try to write my best.
Words are my mission, to find the right ones, my test.
Create pictures, stimulate senses, a readerís journey my quest.
I sit solitary. Words do not come easy, I explore which are the best.
For clarity, substance, the reader will understand my intent.
Mundane life is the readerís experience, with my words to make a dent
in time, allow the reader to journey to a place of peace to invent.
Words fraught with thought, from my mind, readerís joy my intent.
Zeus send forth your daughters to help me with inspiration,
I rack my brain to put the right word to paper for creation
of the proper time, place and setting in my mindís desperation.
I search for the right pacing, and word for my readerís inspiration.
Calliope, muse of the epic poem, help me create
Clio, muse of the heroic poem, help me create
Erato, muse of the lyric poem, help me create
Euterpe, muse of the love poem, help me create