March 28, 2005

A student's muse sings

What you think is yours--
Is mine.
What distress?
It's not your own--
All mine.
Don't take credit for my disdain.
I should be on your works cited page.

I don't take vacations.
I listen to your rantings daily.
Of how You feel. How You endure.

The headaches, eye twitches
Are from my intermittent screams
In your head.
You're twisting a sonnet screw in my thumb.

Can you face--alone--the sting of syllabi,
The timed transactions of thought?
Never without me.

Posted by Amanda Cochran at March 28, 2005 5:30 PM | TrackBack

Very cool. I especially like the lines about being a works cited page and "twisting a sonnet screw".

Posted by: ChrisU at March 28, 2005 7:39 PM

Interesting take on this, Amanda. Why don't you think about Eye Contact again :-) You're a good writer. I like that the muse thinks it ought to be on the works cited page. Amusing (no pun intended).

Posted by: Karissa at March 28, 2005 10:02 PM

Thank you both for the compliments. I just wanted to add a little flavor to my otherwise pic/media aesthetics encrusted blog.

Does anyone know how I could cite my muse? I don't think Dr. Jerz has instructions on his Bib-Builder for that sort of thing. :-)

Posted by: Amanda at March 28, 2005 10:11 PM

Encrusted? Heh. :P

I enjoyed reading that poem.

Posted by: Dennis G. Jerz at March 29, 2005 9:11 AM

Try that gargantuan MLA style manual we purchased for Intro. to Lit. last spring semester! Haha, perhaps muses should be considered personal insight? *shrug* Anywho, it's always nice to see a smattering of creativity on a blog. Wish I could comply with my own standards...

Posted by: Karissa at March 29, 2005 4:42 PM


Posted by: Neha at March 31, 2005 1:50 PM

Neha, you surprise me. I thought you were the ruthless judge of poetry. One complimentary word?

Posted by: Amanda at March 31, 2005 8:40 PM

You're inviting Neha's criticism? Brave soul. ;P

Posted by: ChrisU at March 31, 2005 9:29 PM

Lol..he speaketh the truth. And he hasn't even taken a poetry class with me!

Posted by: Neha at March 31, 2005 10:58 PM

A thick layer of epidermis is needed in my line of work.

Posted by: Amanda at April 1, 2005 12:16 AM
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