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Greatly enjoyed your 'take' on the muses.
Your point is very well-presented, with the only exception being that the muses are indeed real to me.
My inspiring muses bring me the thoughts so quickly that I find myself in amaze at what they write.
In Greek mythology we find the nine daughters of Mnemosyne and Zeus, who presided over the arts and sciences.
The names of the Muses were Calliope, Clio, Erato, Euterpe, Melpomene, Polymnia or Polyhymnia, Terpsichore, Thalia, and Urania.
*Calliope the muse of heroic poetry.
*Clio the muse of history.
*Erato being the muse of love poetry.
*Euterpe being the muse of music and lyric poetry.
*Melpomene being the muse of tragedy.
*Polyhymnia (or Polymnia) being the muse of sublime hymns or sacred songs.
*Terpsichore was the muse of dancing and choral song.
*Thalia the muse of comedy and idyillic poetry.
*Urania is the muse of astronomy and spiritual love.
They make for a fascinating study.
My muses have their own personalities and I've learned their names through the thoughts they present to me.
You are correct when you say that we shouldn't try to 'edit' their thoughts too much. I so greatly respect what they whisper.
Well, now ... I've just gone on and on ...
Thank you, sir ... you gave me a chance to share all the muses and their history with all of our wonderful poets.
~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~