My Muse

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You.
So deeply beautiful
Moving really
As a woman
A spirit
A passionate lover
And my muse
Wild and fierce
Known
But partially hidden
Your perfect lines
And gorgeous eyes
Inspire the artists hand
Your verse
With such sensual honesty
Moves the poet’s soul
And you
As a woman
Stir my
Most basic
and intense desire

I wrote this originally in 2013 as a tribute to the relationship between Andrew Wyeth and his neighbor Helga Testorf.  If you do not know the story of Andrew Wyeth and Helga Testorf, you may read about it here.  Helga Testorf is still alive and will celebrate the 30th anniversary of the release of The Helga Paintings this August. 

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7 thoughts on “My Muse

  1. What a romantic and mysterious story of an artist and his muse. It is so amazing that Helga was able to read your beautiful poem, that is just such a neat connection to have made. And the paintings…. I just keep looking at them, he captured her essence so intimately. Love.

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  2. ‘Wild and fierce
    Known
    But partially hidden’
    …as it should always be.
    This is lovely, what a high compliment from Helga! I love Wyeth’s work, his unique ability to capture essence in monotones is unrepeatable.

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