Shawn L. Bird

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on being thoroughly mused June 30, 2013

For Outlander author Diana Gabaldon:



were not

just kissed

by the muse,

Diana, huntress,

goddess of the moon.

You were ravaged.

You were embraced;

your buttocks clutched

and hoisted high,

as the muse impaled you,

roughly pierced your soul,

raised hairs the whole length of you.

Seized by such  divine  inspiration,

you stretched, back arching,

and received the pulsing

thrusts of






















that  called forth

rippling quivers,

left you heaving,



and pregnant

with story.


Diana muse


This post began with a random comment made on Diana Gabaldon’s Facebook page yesterday, and here we are!  My first erotica!  ((blush))  lol


For those who wondered, yes, Diana has seen this, and I even have a recording of her laughing lustily about it, as we were wrapping up our blue pencil at SIWC 2013. 🙂  Her comment, should you not be able to read the image is, “Wow! That’s a GREAT poem Shawn! I’m truly honoured #mindIusuallyhavetodomoreofthework”


In August 2013 she dedicated her Daily lines to me:


The daily lines in question can be read here:

And if you’re a fan of Outlander and are now watching the TV series, you may enjoy the poem Dear Sam Heughan from August 2013 when Sam was first cast to play Jamie:  Diana has seen this one as well, and coached me through some necessary vocabulary alterations (see notes at the end). 😉


34 Responses to “on being thoroughly mused”

  1. oooh, this is a good one!!!!!!!!!!!!!! you really get to the sexual quality of the muse…..

  2. Sweat breaks out at the sight
    of thoughts torn and tattered
    from the clenched muscle of mind,
    substance over form,
    releasing juices usually reserved for
    private moments of Muses’

  3. R. Guile Says:

    Amazing! Not only is the imagery vivid and the metaphors strong, but the poem itself has a very interesting shape.
    Fantastic job!

    • Shawn Bird Says:

      Thanks. I contemplated carrying ‘words’ down the page a little longer to stretch out Diana’s arrow, or is it the muse’s ‘arrow’? ((cough)) but finally decided 3 repetitions would do. It may yet get more, but at the moment, 3 it is. 😉

  4. Pregnant with story… love it! I’ve been there… and miscarried also.

  5. ✡David✡ Says:

    nice one. love how you have conveyed the soul of the poem visually by arranging the words.

  6. Vikki S Says:

    Oh, dear. You are very good at poetry! I think you may need to take a break and publish a small collection before more novels. I suspect Diana thoroughly enjoyed this. Applause.

  7. xxkultuur Says:

    I need to walk away for a moment. My computer monitor just caught aflame.

  8. XperDunn Says:

    Blazing! darn right you oughta blush! (just kidding–lovely writing–do more)

  9. Mike Says:

    This arrow flies true and hits the mark. Very well done.

  10. Love, love, love your words, words, words 🙂

  11. homeflair Says:

    Luv this, so passionate! Thanks for visiting Homeflair 🙂

  12. I. Am. In. Love! Wow – chills!

    Thank you so much for sharing this with me. Glad Diana gave you props. You deserve it!

  13. Cassie Says:

    So glad you linked me to this — I thoroughly, THOROUGHLY, enjoyed it. 🙂

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