Author Archives: Melpomuse

About Melpomuse

Reader, Writer, Poet, Teacher

Ten things

Tweet My first words as a child were “It hurts!” It has been the theme my whole life through From the burn on my wrist as an infant of two To the aches in my legs they called growing pains … Continue reading

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Sirens of Santorini snippet

Tweet “It is effortless, this floating, this drifting, this being inside my soul without a body. All too easy, like being in a deep, deep sleep. I surrender to the peace and quiet, the velvety stillness. The water fills my … Continue reading

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Tweet I want to be seen and unseen   I want to disappear into the waves into the blue into the soul of the planet The sea   I do not want to fight this heaviness Struggle with this sadness … Continue reading

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New Year New Me

Tweet New Year, New Me New patterns of thinking, doing and being New connections to people the earth myself  A new belief system  and trust in myself  and the universe This year I will listen  To myself My body My … Continue reading

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Back where I belong

Tweet Yesterday I took my first dip into the ocean again after a long time. Too long for my aching limbs. On land my heavy legs walked through the atmosphere as though I waded through wet cement; my bones dry … Continue reading

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The Siren

Tweet I am made of thunder and rain drops thunderclap and lightning bolts Stardust and moonbeams I am the perfect storm I am the raging torrent the gentle stream the babbling brook the crashing waves the returning tide I am … Continue reading

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She let go…

Tweet And then she woke up and just like that she let go: Of expectation Of disappointment Of resentment Of sorrow Of heartbreak Of heartache Of soul ache Of pain Of longing For something that didn’t even exist… And she … Continue reading

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comb the sky with satellites-it’s still a wilderness by Cathoel Jorss

Tweet   Cathoel Jorss’ beautiful book of poetry is a work of substantial quality from the very paper it’s printed on to the carefully crafted content contained within. The poems move through the personal to the political, the public to … Continue reading

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COSI Theatre Studies Performance – On Creating Art

Tweet   I have just returned from tonight’s Year 12 Theatre Studies performance of COSI and am still basking in the afterglow of a brilliant piece of theatre. From the moment the houselights dimmed and silence descended on the empty … Continue reading

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300 RISE OF AN EMPIRE (2014) 3D

Tweet   Whoa! Brace yourself for a bloodbath of epic ancient battles splattering the screen and turning the beautiful blue Aegean red with the blood of these legendary Battles of Artemisium and Salamis. Plutarch and Herodotus would be pleased with … Continue reading

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