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inspiration in poetry

  1. t.cobbler profile image60
    t.cobblerposted 6 years ago

    what inspires a person to write? For me it's life.

    1. agaglia profile image83
      agagliaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I get inspired by life, also. I write it down when the emotions get so strong I cannot help but write the words. If I don't, they would choke me, I think.

    2. mohitmisra profile image60
      mohitmisraposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Enlightenment , the need to share the god knowledge I have gained.

      1. ceciliabeltran profile image85
        ceciliabeltranposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        self knowledge that you have gained...

        1. mohitmisra profile image60
          mohitmisraposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Have a look at my profile smile
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          1. ceciliabeltran profile image85
            ceciliabeltranposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            sure...god knowledge is self knowledge

            1. mohitmisra profile image60
              mohitmisraposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              smile

    3. Lyricsnlines profile image60
      Lyricsnlinesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      getting things off your chest...not having another outlet or people who can truly relate to the inner workings of you....the pen is my voice and the paper never tells me to shut up or stop talking.  Even if I ramble the pen can articulate and the paper is always accepting!

  2. Ben Evans profile image74
    Ben Evansposted 6 years ago

    I am inspired by a scene, feeling, thought or a concept.  I might write a poem when I see a nice sunset and it leaves a picture in my mind.

    1. t.cobbler profile image60
      t.cobblerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      you are very good at it .

      1. Ben Evans profile image74
        Ben Evansposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Thank you,

        I really appreciate it.

  3. ceciliabeltran profile image85
    ceciliabeltranposted 6 years ago

    strong emotion that needs to come out constructively. I write poems when I start to fear them.

    1. agaglia profile image83
      agagliaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I believe you. That strong emotion must come out. I write poems to get the grief, Love, fear, anger - all the strong emotions out.

      1. ceciliabeltran profile image85
        ceciliabeltranposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        when I'm happy my poems are blah.

        when you touch that nerve,the universal nerve, the words come and they are not words but liquid tangible thought flowing through your fingers dripping truth that the human tongue traces but cannot ever ever touch.

        1. t.cobbler profile image60
          t.cobblerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          very nice.

          1. ceciliabeltran profile image85
            ceciliabeltranposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            thanks, i didn't realize i wrote poetry just then lol

  4. profile image60
    binsoncoleroposted 6 years ago

    I get mine from famous poets, like Dantes, The Purgatorio. Shakespeare, Sylvia Plath. One of my favorite Poems it Where the Sidewalk Ends. If you havent already read it. I highly suggest it.
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  5. KFlippin profile image59
    KFlippinposted 6 years ago

    Something I've seen/imagined/heard/lived that just won't leave me, or that I don't wish to forget -- and just for the simple pleasure of the work of writing.

  6. H.C Porter profile image83
    H.C Porterposted 6 years ago

    Typically it is emotions that inspire my poetry- confusion/questions/doubt/pain/bliss/love/anger...whatever it may be. A lot of my work has a tendency to reflect on situations I am still attempting to come to terms with-it helps me understand my own thoughts and feelings about it.

  7. ahorseback profile image45
    ahorsebackposted 6 years ago

    A famous writer once said that we write to know that we are not alone, I'm not sure who but , I think there's some truth there, at least it works for me . Perhaps part of the search for answers ?

    1. KFlippin profile image59
      KFlippinposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Yes.

      1. t.cobbler profile image60
        t.cobblerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        sounds good to me. yup

  8. Sab Oh profile image59
    Sab Ohposted 6 years ago

    Gotta wait for it to find you, then you gotta tame it and structure it. Sometimes it takes a looooong time for one to find you.

  9. 2uesday profile image88
    2uesdayposted 6 years ago

    In the same way that I take photos to record things I want to remember, I use words to write poetry to preserve an idea or an image.

 
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