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jeremydraul
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0 posted 02-04-2001 12:49 PM       View Profile for jeremydraul   Email jeremydraul   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for jeremydraul

I am very.. very bored and I need something to do. So, I decided to start a chat about inspiration. Where do you get your inspiration? I think mine derives from the kind and caring replies I get... and all the wondrous and elegant poetry around here. I cant help but get sucked into this world when I read poems for hours... and then go back for more. Its like my food, its what I crave. Sometimes nature can be a very good inspiration, or even family, friends, love... etc. Most of my work is fictional, and its made up off the top of my head. Is your work mostly fictitous or factual? I would really like to hear everyones feedback on this!! Thanks!

-Jeremy




"I believe that man will not merely endure: he will prevail. -William Faulkner (Noble Prize Speech.)

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1 posted 02-04-2001 02:28 PM       View Profile for Acies   Email Acies   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Acies

Lately, I haven't had the inspiration to write.  it's not writers block but I guess more of laziness.  Why? I don't know.  If anyone could give me tips to getting inspired again, i'd appreciate it.....thanks in advance

I see no changes, wake up in the morning I ask myself, "Is life worth living or should I blast myself" TUPAC SHAKUR


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2 posted 02-04-2001 03:25 PM       View Profile for dreamer1 12 5 24   Email dreamer1 12 5 24   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for dreamer1 12 5 24

Hey Jeremy,
I tend to get inspiration from things I hear. Two words can turn into a huge poem. I also write from experience, about stuff that's happening in my life. I have a three page poem at my house, which was inspired by something which is going to happen to me, but the poem is totally and completely fictional. On the other hand some of my poems are totally based on fact. Did I answer your question?

dreamer

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3 posted 02-04-2001 08:30 PM       View Profile for Dopey Dope   Email Dopey Dope   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dopey Dope

Inspiration?
Well..........mine usually comes from Natalia my X-gf. Other than that.....ANYTHING can spring off a poem.
Sometimes it comes out of you know where though......



I was born myself, raised myself, and will continue to be myself. The world will just have to adjust.

I'm in love with my shadow
I admire it daily
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4 posted 02-04-2001 09:09 PM       View Profile for LoveBug   Email LoveBug   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LoveBug

I'm the kind of person who can sit and stare at a tree for hours, pondering how it came to be there and silly things like that. Some of my poetry comes from those observations. Some of my ideas come from this corner of my mind that seems to spew ideas at any random time for a piece and bugs me until I write it. Sometimes I'll get one line for a poem and I won't be able to do anything properly until I get the poem written. That can get annoying sometimes, though!



"Where there is great love there are always miracles" -Cather
"Love heals everything, and love is all there is"- Zukav


Elizabeth Cor
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5 posted 02-04-2001 09:27 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Cor   Email Elizabeth Cor   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Cor

I've got to hide this for a little while from prying eyes because I'm going to get the sick smilie or a smart assed comment, blah blah blah lol... which, I guess, is sad in a way, though I’m not complaining (swear!). Reason being, the person who encompasses my life has such a strong personality on these forums that I feel like I have to stifle half the references I want to use, or the praise I want to scream. It feels showy, or inconsiderate, or corny... lol maybe I should have posted this in feelings...

ANYWAY, I get it from watching him sleep. I must have three dozen poems on my hard drive (most of which he doesn't even know exist), which try over and over to sum up what I feel when I glance behind me and see that beautiful sleeping form. Everything that he is composed of: intelligence, difficultly, his compulsion for arguing, every annoying habit, every grace, love that tides over me, solid and infinite. How can I suppress inspiration?

But for the rest of world
Uhm, today I linked daisies in the buttonholes of my jacket. I go barefoot… A LOT.
I’m fascinated by dust. I like to write about blood and attempt to craft it beautiful. I draw.
I listen to music. I sing to myself. I brush my hair and think about static and what color it would be if I could see it, and what color its heat might be if I could see THAT, and OH, the rings of thermometers: liquid psychedelic, the delirious smear of kaleidoscopes! See, there I go again…My advice: don’t limit yourself. Write about love. Write about ducks. Write about road kill. Just don’t post everything here…

OH, I also talk to trees. (No, I'm not kidding)

~Beth



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6 posted 02-04-2001 09:38 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

Good lord, Beth? You frighten me--too much like ME!!! (we'll have the tree discussion later...)

and as for inspiration? What ISN"T inspiring?
For me? It's a hopeful matter of getting "me" out of the way long enough to write something. It's best when it's like ZEN.

and lastly? Do I write from actual experience? HEH HEH.  It is ALL fiction.
(THAT'S MY STORY AND I'M STICKING TO IT!!!)

Elizabeth Cor
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7 posted 02-05-2001 08:44 AM       View Profile for Elizabeth Cor   Email Elizabeth Cor   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Cor

K, I don't think any of us are ready to see your "actual experiences" in print. Stick to fiction, it's less likely to corrupt.

So, hey, you wanna go pick up some saplings and have a good time? I won't write about it if you won't... and bring some possum.
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8 posted 02-05-2001 07:02 PM       View Profile for Moon Dust   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Moon Dust

Whatever happens in that day is my inpiration I suppose. But nature inspires me too

~Maria~

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9 posted 02-06-2001 04:43 PM       View Profile for Lakewalker   Email Lakewalker   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lakewalker

I write in two different ways, about my own life just to get it out, and about fictional things.  The fictional are always done better    What I post here is mostly stuff I just make up, I don't like to share about my real life.  Inspiration comes to me from whatever emotions I'm going through.  If I'm happy I'll write something happy (could be any situation), just out of nowhere it seems.  Well, I hope that's good enough for you.  Oh, I thought of something, looking at pictures I've taken of places has inspired me too.  Anyway, bye Jeremy

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I guess I am inspired by my life, mainly.  I am what they call a loner at times.  During those *loner* moments, I think ALOT.  I watch the stars twinkle, the sun set, and thy way the people around me act. Anything can inspire me to write and boy do I mean ANYTHING!    
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11 posted 02-06-2001 06:29 PM       View Profile for Acies   Email Acies   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Acies

I've totally lost my inspiration --- HELP!!!

I see no changes, wake up in the morning I ask myself, "Is life worth living or should I blast myself" TUPAC SHAKUR


jeremydraul
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12 posted 02-07-2001 12:49 AM       View Profile for jeremydraul   Email jeremydraul   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for jeremydraul

wow! thanks for everyone posting about their inspiration.

Acire- Look at all these inspirations you can obtain! Plus, read others poetry and get ideas! thats inspiration!

thanks everyone


"I believe that man will not merely endure: he will prevail. -William Faulkner (Noble Prize Speech.)
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13 posted 02-21-2001 03:06 PM       View Profile for Child of the Stars   Email Child of the Stars   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Child of the Stars

If yer really in a pinch, have somebody say a word and you state the first thing that comes into your mind. Make an acrostic about the word, or use it along with other related ones in a poem. Thas whut I do when my brain feels dead! Or go outside and breathe air and watch people, then write bout em. Maybe that helps ya acire. Thanks for reading my twelve cents peeps.
~Carly


"Nature is not only all that is visible to the eye--it also includes the inner pictures of the soul." ~Edvard Munch
Ina
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14 posted 02-25-2001 09:12 PM       View Profile for Ina   Email Ina   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Ina

my inspiration usually comes from past events or presents going on my life, alot of poems are about my friendship with my bestfriend Stone rip. Other than those advice i get from people, when i try to dissect what they say. and of course my dearest Love Brad. thats about it.
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15 posted 02-26-2001 06:58 PM       View Profile for Dee   Email Dee   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dee

I find a lot of times the poem writes itself, either fact or fiction. Usually in the car on the way to work, so I can't stop and write it down. I just hope that by the time I get where I'm going it's still in my head!

acire, you could try not to write! Jot down thoughts and feelings, phrases you like, that sort of thing. You will be amazed at what you can come up with after a rest. Good luck

Dee


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