Written for: dVerse Open Link Night #183
“Under The Influence” – (posted by Victoria Slotto
This is Victoria, inviting you to join us today at the pub with your poem. Would you to share, in comments, one or two of your go-to favorite sources to stir up your creative muse. I think of my garden, nature, my experience working as a hospice nurse, poets like Mary Oliver and Jane Kenyon. Where do you go on a day like today when you are not confined to the limits of a prompt?
Sizzle my senses with a saxophone,
take me to pinnacles of pleasure and sex.
Smile softly and dance to beat of trombone,
or plumb depths of despair, no repair with ex.
Are my dogs reacting to sound of blues,
perhaps a litter mate they recall
with fondness. Are they confused,
wondering where they left a ball?
Although we hear music with different ears,
both humans and dogs feel those vibrations.
Whether sounds spark happiness or tears
we all need the spark of illumination.
I will continue to play the blues
for music and dogs, each a spirited muse.