The Muse

The Rev. John Fairbrother

14 February 2019

Between intuition and perceived
insights rise, animating
unseen space where meaning’s seed
germinates the word waiting,
for light of reason, emotion, need
to warm the Muse, momentarily freed.

Courage and faith, water and earth,
reveal unseen spaces nurturing life,
strengthening hearts, lifting worth
of words wielding perception’s knife,
prising doors of an uneasy birth:
Originality welcomes the Muse rebirth.

©John Fairbrother
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