“Muse, Elucidated” – Poetry by Innas Tsuroiya

Hesiod and the Muse - Gustave Moreau, 1893
Hesiod and the Muse – Gustave Moreau, 1891

The enchanting “Muse, Elucidated” is one of two enigmatically beautiful poems by Innas Tsuroiya in our Spring 2016 issue.

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the       h          o          l           l           o          w          tunnel

channeling through my dilated pupil

with me capturing back to you, already enchanted

spell-bound and damaged in a cryptic melancholia

being unable to dissuade such moment from aerifying

into free air and summer atmosphere;

may your papers be sated with raw alphabets

streaming until the end of page

not stopping until you ambit the very last breath

or the thrill of having backache


do you not have to sway back and forth again

to incarnate those dead words into divine subtlety

for I am here casting shadow over your body

between dimmed candles and city lights

between promises and frights, between us

l           o          o          s          e          n          i           n          g

each other’s grip for once in a while

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Innas Tsuroiya for FlapperhouseINNAS TSUROIYA is a law school sophomore by day, pseudo-nocturnal animal by night, tweeting random stuffs on @innazous in between. She is currently residing in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, where she writes for some journals/ publications and sometimes volunteers for issues she cares about.

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