Treasure Island

Heather Burns


A Private Affair


When we sit to write
with pen in hand
a private affair begins
between muse and myself


Its a poetic journey
as we enter another element
a renewal of spirit, soul
searching, looking for answers


'not allowed' sign is posted,
the door shut, locked, the key
hidden, so we cannot be
disturbed, as we venture inward.















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Submitted: Saturday, January 12, 2013
Edited: Wednesday, August 13, 2014

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  • Yash Shinde (3/26/2014 12:25:00 AM)

    ......I wish you a peaceful write, a great piece to be hanged outside a poet's door........lovely one (Report) Reply

  • Ruth Walters (5/30/2013 5:30:00 AM)

    .......................this can be true but on the other hand have you ever been driving in heavy traffic and a poem just pops into your head in the moment, I have and I have to rush to write it down somewhere in case I forget it by the time I get home: D (Report) Reply

  • Tribhawan Kaul (1/15/2013 11:23:00 AM)

    Very true. Poet and its muse has private affair behind the closed doors. A very fine write. Happy Writing. (Report) Reply

  • Wahab Abdul (1/13/2013 10:37:00 AM)

    yes, you aptly said it that a private affair begins between the poet and muse when he/ she starts to write (Report) Reply

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