Listening to every heart
this very question has been asked a number of times in various places.
So many things inspire one to write, or draw, or paint, or sing. It's amazing the wellsprings that people draw upon for inspiration. A muse by any other name...
is a creek bed; a sunrise, or sunset; others words; music [of course!]; a phrase you've never heard before; a simple word that you never tasted before; so many, many things.
Dreams. Photos. A hug.
I could go on, but I'll leave it for some others to add to the limitless list!