To Melpomene

Oh Melpomene! I don’t want anything from you,

Since you are the Muse of tragedy,

That in my life is nothing new!

I have been suffering already!


Yet I must request you humbly,

For one reward to be given,

In fact I require your blessing plentifully,

Especially the blessing from heaven!


Give me the eminence you bestowed on Shakespeare,


Let me write undying tragedies right now right here!

Author's Notes/Comments: 

Melpomene is the Muse of tragedy in Greek mythology.   

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