Memory Waters , Drink From the Pool of Mnemosyne

Memory Waters

memory waters
As you journey through life, drink of the Memory Waters

Leave not this beauty of life till you are called,
For your song instills so much love
Within the hearts of many,
Just as Orpheus, father of songs, charmed
All creatures who heard his divine music,
So do you warm my heart and soul.
Drink of your memory waters flowing within
Your spirit, for growth of self and others.

Fear not the Thracian Maenads, those females
Who desire to rip you to shreds,
As Orpheus so sadly encountered
For not being who they wanted him to be,
Those who cannot see and appreciate
The beauty and wisdom of your heart and soul,
Those who lie with disdain are dead souls.

Hold fast to those truths which make you
Who you are, enlightened and blessed
With a divine song living within you.

You express the beauty and purity of the Divine Plan
In your works, which you are gifted with,
And endeavor to help others to find their own truths.
Continue to let others hear the divine music
Instilled in your heart and carried by your soul.

So much sorrow you would leave behind,
If you take the essence of the God within you
Away from those who do love you,
Who value intense enjoyment of life and self,
That you have instilled in them,
Fear not to always be who you are,
For you are greatly loved by many.

Surrender not to the easy way out,
You have within the wisdom so many need,
That relations are founded upon love, friendship, and kindness,
To help others know how to live in peace and harmony,
That Nature is the most beautiful temple of all,
Animals are our brothers and sisters on the path of life,
And that spirituality is the way of life to forever ascend.

memory waters
Orpheus’ Divine Music

Many journeys you have traveled, some not so happy,
Each one but a lesson to be held in the pool of Mnemosyne,
Drink of the memory waters so as to ever learn and grow.
Let not anyone, or self, cut this journey short,
For you are a child of the Universe,
And at a very high spiritual level, so your wisdom
Must needs be heard, read, and shared.

© 2017 Phyllis Doyle Burns

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I have always liked to write. It is important to me that writing comes from my heart and soul. When writing poetry, if I do not feel a spiritual connection to what I am writing on, I will discard it and go on to something I can connect with on a spiritual level. I live in the moment, I write from the past or beyond the veil. When writing fiction I go with whatever inspires me at the moment - it could be funny, sorrowful, romantic or sometimes done with the use of colloquial language from mountain folk or other cultural regions. I began writing content online in 2007, starting with BellaOnline - A Voice For Women, where I was the Native American Editor, Folklore & Mythology Editor, and the Appalachian Editor. I also wrote articles for The Examiner, Daily Two Cents, and Yahoo. I am a freelance writer for Fiverr. I am currently an author on HubPages, a member/author of the Maven Coalition, and Senior Editor and an author for The Creative Exiles. Most of what I write takes a lot of research and I love it. Even if it is a fictional story, I will research for accuracy in whatever it takes to make my characters, their era, their location, etc. become realistic to the reader. I hope you enjoy my works. Thank you for visiting.

4 thoughts on “Memory Waters , Drink From the Pool of Mnemosyne

  • November 26, 2017 at 5:46 PM

    A heartfelt expression so well penned and phrased Phyllis. Lets us all drink from the pool of Mnemosyne and never forget what is important. Cheers!

    • November 26, 2017 at 6:09 PM

      Oh! Thank you so much, Tony. So pleased you enjoyed the work. I appreciate your lovely comment.

  • November 30, 2017 at 12:50 PM

    A shared mind is a healthy mind, and those shared memories shape us and help us evolve. It is so important to not forget. Excellent piece Phyllis. Thumbs up.

    • November 30, 2017 at 1:02 PM

      Ah haha! Thank you, Paul, for the thumbs up. I am so happy you like this one and so happy to hear from you, dear friend. Hope all is well with you. Take care.


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