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William Stafford - When I Met My Muse

I glanced at her and took my glasses
off--they were still singing. They buzzed
like a locust on the coffee table and then
ceased. Her voice belled forth, and the
sunlight bent. I felt the ceiling arch, and
knew that nails up there took a new grip
on whatever they touched. "I am your own
way of looking at things," she said. "When
you allow me to live with you, every
glance at the world around you will be
a sort of salvation." And I took her hand.

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Poet: William Stafford
Poem: When I Met My Muse
Poem of the Day: Dec 6 2009

Comment 2 of 2, added on May 20th, 2010 at 8:29 PM.
When I Met My Muse

This poem made me smile with understanding. The goosebumps are gone, but I smile still. Lovely!

Carolyn from United States
Comment 1 of 2, added on May 19th, 2005 at 7:34 AM.

This poem stopped me in my tracks with its power and simplicity.

Alison from United Kingdom

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