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Author Name: Freeever_randy 2 Comments
Date Added: March 18, 2006 12:03:49 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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Type: Rhyming
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The Quest
Somehow I must find my clear spring again
For Im so thirsty, I can scarce write on.
I fear Im overlooking something plain
Since I am looking for springs before dawn.
Thalia offers helpful direction
But Im blinded by thirst, her help unseen.
So I must find springs through introspection
And my senses must remain very keen.
Now driven less by need and more desire
To find the spring of bountiful treasure,
My quest must not end, even if I tire.
So my search will continue with pleasure.
Feel the place of quenching springs just beyond.
There, Ill soon draw from clear, deep, spring, fed ponds.

Author's Notes:

A sonnet
I found my quest for inspiration and learned some interesting trivia along the way.

Blinded by thirst The speaker wants inspiration so much, they are blind to it.
Ponds/springs - poetic symbols for inspiration (Henry David Thoreau)
Thalia Greek muse (muses are symbols of inspiration) of poetic comedy, known by a comedic mask. Can she be trusted?
Or is it Thalia the nymph? Nymphs were often associated with specific places in nature, often a spring. Either one would be a good source of inspiration if the speaker could get past their thirst.
Still they are resolved to continue and remain optimistic.
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Comment By: FreeAdri on September 3, 2006 07:33:50 AM Report

What a wonderful sonnet.  The subject matter and focus is illustrated very well.  Wonderful write yet again.
Adri x

Comment By: Freedana catalano on March 24, 2006 07:10:07 PM Report
so i this poem you're searching for inspiration to write a poem? that's strange to me...i guess my process is more like...i have a feeling or thought and it becomes poetry, but you have desire to write a poem and search for something to write about? or am i waay off here?


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