My Poetic Muse



(in Greek or Roman mythology) Each of nine goddesses, the daughters of Zeus and Mnemosyne, who preside over the arts and sciences.

A woman, or a force personified as a woman, who is the source of inspiration for a creative artist.

[Definitions derived from the Oxford English Dictionary]

People call me Sam, and I am a poet. For years I denied the label, thinking that it made me seem somehow unrealistic, as if poetry were an imaginary playmate that only I could see. Which made me strange, but it didn’t. I discovered eventually in my travels that there were many others out there like me, who gave in to the pull of writing verse, and who were not ashamed of it.

So, now I write poetry with no fear of judgment, and I subscribe to the classical sense, outlined in the above definitions, that every poet has a muse. Or at least I do. Throughout the course of this blog, I want to introduce you to my muse, my poetic muse, through poetry and short verse.