The Writer’s Muse

Gustave Moreau's, Hesiod and the Muse (1891)

This week, I’ve been dwelling a lot on the concept of the muse, particularly owing to the fact that a person I once took to be the physical embodiment of my own muse recently dropped out of my life  in any meaningful manner.

Necessities, in life, I suppose…but it does hurt to see such dramatic shifts in relations with others. To watch yourself drift entirely out of someone else’s life. Particularly when the creative in you recoils from the blow, in such horror…

This week’s quotes, thusly, are based on the concept of the muse, as shall my submission for One Shot Wednesday tomorrow. Enjoy.

“Illustrious acts high raptures do infuse, And every conqueror creates a muse.
~Edmund Waller

“O! for a muse of fire, that would ascend the brightest heaven of invention.
~William Shakespeare

“A muse can be a mirror: a reflection of the artist’s desires, anxieties, dreams and needs.
~Vince Aletti

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4 thoughts on “The Writer’s Muse

  1. Pingback: Death of a Muse « The Waking Den

  2. For me, it is one of the hardest things to endure when someone who means so much as to inspire my creativity just drops out of my life. And it has happened to me more than once, so I know exactly what you mean.

    Here’s a quote for you:

    “Cheat your landlord if you can — and must — but do not try to shortchange the Muse.”
    — William S. Burroughs

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