Kelly Kurt

Gold Star - 193,815 Points (1/14/1958 / Cedar Rapids Iowa)

Muse (Senryu) - Poem by Kelly Kurt

Inspiration strikes
I am not told what to write
Just to write something

Topic(s) of this poem: inspiration, life

Form: Senryu


Comments about Muse (Senryu) by Kelly Kurt

  • Sriranji Aratisankar (7/21/2016 1:21:00 AM)


    Kelly you have told my words. I do think also.10 for you. (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (7/21/2016 2:48:00 AM)

    I think we both understand this, my friend

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  • Valsa George (12/9/2015 3:39:00 AM)


    This is what most of us do. We write something without the Muse telling us and without we having an idea what to to write! To be inspired is the first thing! (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (12/9/2015 10:05:00 AM)

    I tell people just to write for that reason

  • Mohammed Asim Nehal (12/8/2015 11:19:00 AM)


    Inspiration by any way is welcome, be it from self or from others, Nicely written, Mr. Kelly (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (12/8/2015 11:42:00 AM)

    Indeed. Thanks, Mohammed

  • Daniel Brick (12/7/2015 8:08:00 PM)


    This is not a traditional view of inspiration - it strikes me as uniquely modern. When Hesiod summons the Muse at the beginning of THEOGONY there is no doubt she will tell him what happened before human were witnesses of cosmic events. And the same is true for Milton summoning the Holy Spirit in the Creation section of PARADISE LOST. What you write places much more responsibility on the human imagination because the truth lies within our psyches. All the gods are within, as Joseph Campbell says, including the Muses. (OK, divine girls, start inspiring me!) (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (12/7/2015 8:45:00 PM)

    A beautiful sunset is inspiring, but I don't feel obligated to have that inspiration lead me to write of sunsets.

  • Brian Mayo (12/7/2015 7:12:00 PM)


    I like this very much. For me personally, I might have made the last line read- but when to begin.
    Inspiration gets me to jot down an idea, a beginning, but I'm not always ready to do the work must follow. For that,
    I also need to be in the mood. But you captured it perfectly just as is. Love it!
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    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (12/7/2015 8:49:00 PM)

    I always have a pen or my laptop by my side. Sometimes the moment I am in causes a single thought to spontaneously arrive in my mind and I will jot down my first impression. Often, that is just one word. The resulting poem does not always reflect the initial reason that word was saved

  • Spock The Vegan (12/7/2015 4:36:00 PM)


    You seem to do well with your inspiration. (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (12/7/2015 8:50:00 PM)

    Thank you, Spock. I wish I could automatically inspire myself

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Poem Submitted: Monday, December 7, 2015



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