Back in the Saddle???

6 02 2012

In the immortal word of one of my childhood heroes, Gene Autry:

I’m back in the saddle again
Out where a friend is a friend
Where the longhorn cattle feed
On the lowly gypsum weed
Back in the saddle again…

Rockin’ to and fro
Back in the saddle again
I go my way
Back in the saddle again…

I seem to run in spurts, on this blogging thing, but I am going to give it another go…I’m going to start out by simply posting one of my poems as I cogitate a more substantial piece on architecture (I’m getting the soapbox back out).

I’ve always heard that many great artists and writers have muses that provide them with inspiration. I too have a muse and you all have heard me speak of her often, as she is the keeper of my heart and soul, my dear Judy. Yes, she provides me with much inspiration but, she also helps me to maintain a great perspective on life and not get to tangled in the daily minutia that can drag many of us down; basically, she keeps me honest with myself.

I must have sensed, early on, the importance of her influence on my life as I wrote the following poem shortly before our decision to spend “Forever” together. It’s kind of nice to dust some of these off…

For Judy:


Elusive muse,

Teasing my want

       With amazing radiance

              And wonder.

Beckon me to forever…


Inquisitive muse,

Stirring my introspection

       With innate curiosity

              And query.

Beckon me to forever…


Inspirational muse,

Heralding my awakening

       With soulful thought

              And possibility.

Beckon me to forever…


Eternal muse,

harmonizing my feelings

       with playful insight

              and balance.

Accompany me to forever!!!




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