Channeling Calliope


When once solid ground shifts beneath my feet

I search for solace in all I‘ve known before

Capricious sacrifice, blood and ink compete

Raw emotions rage, unrelenting mentor

Harnessing fear and angst to empower me

I claw at handholds and climb again

clinging to my muse, my calliope

armed only with words and this pen

To rise above it, the place where falling

scrapes away layers of the too familiar

I embrace her sweet voice calling

My trusted guide, my conciliar

And when angels fly,  her whispering voice

I’ll translate, creating prose and poetry to rejoice

photo: Pinterest

prompts: #MadVerse, #MSpoetry, WordPress Daily Post


  1. Love this! Thanks for introducing me to Calliope! Will soon be posting “IN LOVE WITH A MUSE” (MY CALLIOPE). And I want to thank you for the introduction to her and the spark of inspiration! Thanks for visiting my blog! Would you mind if I added a pingback to this post?

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