My posting here has been sporadic lately. I’ve written a few good pieces and think that my writing continues to improve. But there are certainly days when inspiration is lacking.
Writing, for the most part, has simply been me sitting at the keyboard attempting to express something I’m feeling. OR, my process for writing can be inspired by almost anything; a word, a phrase, a memory. Very often, the inspiration is music. I never know what will strike me. I’m going to share a few things with you that have inspired me.
I was listening to Cher (don’t laugh) sing the song Good Thing written by Robben Ford. The chorus in this song really struck me and I couldn’t get it out of my head. The chorus is: All those angels running,
Picking up the pieces,
Putting back together
Hearts broke long ago.
I just LOVED these lines! They sparked my Poem “Picking Up the Pieces”
You can find the lyrics here: http://www.metrolyrics.com/angels-running-lyrics-cher.html
One day, for some reason, I had my mother’s voice in my head as she sang the old old song Catch A Falling Star. This sparked a piece I wrote called In The Night If you would like to see the lyrics to the old song, you can see those here: http://www.metrolyrics.com/catch-a-falling-star-lyrics-perry-como.html
Shattered was inspired by a C&W song I have no idea what the song is or who sang it. But there were lines in the song that was something to the effect of “the cracks in my heart is where her love gets in”. I LOVE this! It wouldn’t go away. I thought about this for days and just HAD to do something with it.
Dream Vapor was inspired by the simple words “rain on the window sill”. Don’t ask me where those words came from because I don’t know. But they just wouldn’t go away until I made something out of them.
Capture was inspired by the picture used for that post. The image of “breathing in” another person. Taking their being inside of you. The thought just grabbed me.
Do you have specific things that drive you to the keyboard? Are you inspired by one thing more than another?
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