Searching Through Stillness


Searching through the stillness of
suspended mist for something of
nothingness were shreds of bright
stupefying essence darting past,
electrifying the air, lighting the void,
forming twisted, spiraling mathematical
puzzles, laughing, mocking, save for
a single ray whispering “not tonight”.
I wept.


Augustus / Houston, Texas / July 2017


  • Fay Slimm.

    Pulsing with atmosphere the verse flows toward such an inventive last line - waiting for Muse in the still of suspension is something I can relate to my friend. An excellent piece of work.

    • Augustus

      Thanks so much for your comment.

    • P.H.Rose

      Augustus this is
      Just brilliant.....
      Wonderful imagery

      • Augustus

        Thanks so much.

        • Augustus

          Thanks a bunch

        • kevin browne

          superb verse my friend.

          • Augustus

            Thanks man.

          • Louis Gibbs

            "Not tonight", where have I heard that before?? Seriously though, this is a fascinating poem which I enjoyed and can certainly relate to as a poet. Thanks for sharing!

            • Augustus

              Yea, I have a headache routine. Same with the muse. Heh, heh.

            • Michael Edwards

              It's all been said. Just great.

              • Augustus

                Thanks man for reading and commenting.

              • Christina8

                Great poem. Beautiful imagery!

              • Heather T

                Oh, the elusive Muse. It's a virus that causes brain static, finger stiffness, and mental constipation. Now I want to weep, too. Love to you, Augustus.

                • Augustus

                  Love the love notes, especially from poets. Thanks

                • LAWLESS

                  This reminds me of my favorite poem, "Stillness" by Robert Goslin. It is an important read for everyone in my opinion.

                  • Augustus

                    Tried to look the poem up. Found the writer. Thanks.

                    • LAWLESS

                      Just Google Stillness Robert Goslin and you should find it.

                    • Goldfinch60

                      That muse can be so elusive sometimes but it was certainly with you when you wrote these words.

                      • Augustus

                        Thanks for your kindness

                      • malubotelho

                        Awesome write Augustus. I see you like to write about love and fantasy too. This is what inspire me most. Thank you 😊

                      • LAWLESS

                        "not tonight." I weep.

                        • Augustus

                          Thanks James. Better luck next time.

                        • WriteBeLight

                          Hey Augustus! YOU are our MUSE! :)

                        • Gary Edward Geraci

                          So exhilarating to write that which only you were created to write Augustus and at the right moment..Right? I enjoy your alliteration and free verse.

                        • Samreen Chowdhury

                          Wow the imagery was powerful here!

                        • LAWLESS

                          Sleep well in the long night. Hope to see you again.

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