Her ethereal wings are gold-dipped songs
That fly with silken feathers of ivory beauty
She disappears to distant, beautiful lands
As if travelling is her one, specific duty


She is a lively artist with brush in hand
Painting visionary portraits of harlequin fields
Swirled in acrylic hues of love & despair
To the fragrance of her otherworldly brush; I yield 


Slicing the cold vein of life wide open
She tempts the droplets of reality to cascade
While she hides behind the veil of a bright smile
Be it cheerful or distressing; her mood can't be swayed


Wallowing in the depths of misery
Or setting sail the fervent waves of fiery passion
Whispering her darkest secrets in my ear
She motivates me in her unique, blazing fashion


 I long for her when she leaves
But she comes as she pleases
My muse constantly teases





  • Michael Edwards

    Some really great word combinations - an inspired write Santita.

    • Santita

      Thank you, Michael :)

    • Goldfinch60

      Beautiful write Santita, that muse can be very playful sometimes, but not in this case.

      • Santita

        Thank you, Goldie :)

      • orchidee

        A fine write Santita.

        • Santita

          Thank you, Orchi, how is KP?

          • orchidee

            Oh woe! She is fine, seeing as she has thrown away the key to this ball and chain on my leg! heehee.

          • FredPeyer

            Santi, this poem proves that you are way past the writer's block you told me about. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! And your muse seems to look a little bit like your avatar!

            • Santita

              Lol my muse does sort of look like her! Thank you so much for your comments, Fred!

            • BRIAN & ANGELA

              HOLA AMIGA MIA Y MUY PRECIOSA ! Yes SANTITA you are as ephemeral and multi faceted and multi hued as your MUSE ! I love variety (in everything !) so for me you are perfection ! Your absence makes MI CARAZON CREZCA MAS PROFUNDO and your presence draws me ACERCASE A TU TENTADOR LLAMA ! Beautiful Ode from an even more beautiful LADY~ Besos y Abrazos Calientes ~ BRIAN ~ con AMOR XOXOX

              • Santita

                Hola, B! Gracias por tus comentarios! Lol, I am farrrr from perfection, but your wonderful comment made me smile.. I am glad that you liked this piece on the roving muse. *abrazos y besos* xo Santi :)

              • Christina8

                Wow this is great! I love your title (had to look it up! :-) ) So glad your muse came back to you because this is some really beautiful work! With sentences like "she tempts the droplets of reality to cascade" I find it remarkable--every line more descriptive than the last! Just beautiful! Love it! One of my faves!

                • Santita

                  Hehe, I thought the title was cool too.. I was trying to play with words close to muse and found "Afflatus" Thank you for such a beautiful comment, Christina! I appreciate you, girl!

                • WL Schuett

                  This is a very fine bit of writing, love the word combinations like the fervent waves of fiery passion or tempting the droplets of reality to cascade . Those are very artful and Afflatus ...well done Santi a pleasure to read !

                  • Santita

                    Thank you so much, Bill :) Always happy to read your feedback, dear!

                  • Contagious Leslie

                    What a poem...sounds as if your poetry is so hot your words feels like

                    • Santita

                      Hi Leslie, I enjoyed your comment! Thank you so much! I will check your poems; nice to meet you!

                    • Louis Gibbs

                      A beautiful tribute to the ever elusive muse, Santi! They do seem to come and go as they please, don't they. Well done!

                      • Santita

                        Yes, they come and go..leaving me in a desperate longing to write. But, when she returns, she attacks with a fury of vivid images & ideas :) Thank you for your comment, my dear friend!

                      • LAWLESS

                        Gorgeous, flowing poem with splendid word choices. Beauty has touched your soul once again.

                        • Santita

                          Wonderful comment to receive, thank you, James. Much appreciated, friend!

                        • poetboy5454

                          Absolutely wonderful!

                          • Santita

                            Thank you, PB! Nice to you see you.

                          • myself and me

                            Wow, that is all I can say.

                            • Santita


                              Thank you is all I can say

                            • dusk arising

                              Oh magnificent! You've done it.... your wonderful poetic adjective proficiency meets free style giving you the platform to pour unrestricted sentiment into our hearts and minds. BRAVO!!! superbe! fav's ? definately !

                              • Santita

                                Yay! Thank you, my love! Glad you liked it. "Adjective proficiency" lmaooooo! Thanks for making me laugh, like always 💗

                                • dusk arising

                                  Well, i just love the sound of your laughter.

                                • 2 more comments

                                • orchidee

                                  Compared to KP, anyone is perfection - except that Shirley, Worzel's sister! lol. There's a plot for me to divorce KP and marry Shirley. Arrgghhh!

                                  • Santita

                                    No, you can't divorce! How much sherry have you been drinkin' there, Orchi?!

                                  • LukeCoomer

                                    Yes! Yes she does!

                                    • Santita

                                      Haha you know it, superhero!

                                    • Seek

                                      She does it yet again. The heart has spoken with the language of a virtuoso. Impressive would be an understatement, Santi!

                                      • Santita

                                        You humble me with your kindness, Alwi. Thank you my, dear friend!

                                      • ZIGGY

                                        Hi there I so loved this write of yours great title and if I had to choose a fav verse it would be the third well penned indeed ,,,, cheers

                                        • Santita

                                          The third verse was my favorite too, Ziggy. Thank you so much for your visit and read!

                                        • Tristan Robert Lange

                                          Divinely inspired, creative poem (aka afflatus). Definitions aside, this poem is beautifully expressed and reflects the brilliance of its poet!!! I totally ove this poem!!!

                                          • Santita

                                            You humble me with your lovely words here, my friend. Thank you so much!!

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