How can my muse want subject to invent,
While thou dost breathe, that pour'st into my verse
Thine own sweet argument, too excellent
For every vulgar paper to rehearse?
O! give thy self the thanks, if aught in me
Worthy perusal stand against thy sight;
For who's so dumb that cannot write to thee,
When thou thy self dost give invention light?-Shakespeare, Sonnet 38 (Lines 1 – 8)
In Greek mythology, poetry, and literature, are the goddesses who inspire the creation of literature and the arts. They were considered the source of the knowledge, related orally for centuries in the ancient culture, that was contained in poetic lyrics and myths.
The Muses typically are invoked at or near the beginning of an ancient epic poem or classical Greek hymn. They have served as aids to an author of prose, too, sometimes represented as the true speaker, for whom an author is merely a mouthpiece. Originally, the invocation of the Muse was an indication that the speaker was working inside the poetic tradition, according to the established formulas.
In modern English usage, muse (non capitalized but deriving from the classical Muses) can refer in general to a person who inspires an artist, writer, or musician. – Wikipedia
I’m new to the Blogsphere. It’s a fascinating world that I’ve yet to discover. It’s like digging for hidden treasure, and during the times of unearthing, these bloggers’ words invoke feelings I have not yet felt and thoughts I have not yet perceived.
The first Muse – Mugen
He is articulate. His writing style and his words leave me gasping for air.
The second Muse – Eon
Erotica is an art, as demonstrated by this blogger. His choice of words and his storytelling style (excuse me for the term) titillates the senses. He was one of three bloggers that I’ve seen in the flesh.
The third Muse – Tristan
I think it’s self–explanatory.
The fourth Muse – Soltero
His stories sell, and “Ching!” spices them up.
The fifth Muse – Kane
His posts give me light on how things are on the Upper East Side. I admire his eloquence.
The sixth Muse – Iurico
I admire him. ‘Nuff said. (Hihihihihi…)
The seventh Muse – MNO
I have nothing but high regards to this poet/writer. His poetry always leaves me dumbfounded.
The eighth Muse – HRH Queen Chuni
Grace and beauty took form, and they named her Comtesse Nicole de Lancret. She is the queen enthroned in an intricately designed pedestal; made of gold and adorned with precious gems. Her comical wit transcends all others. Hahaha!
Ms. Chuni’s blog was, actually, the first one I’ve read. Her posts made me smile. What I actually like about her is that she’s not a snob. She responds to the comments. I would never forget Summertime, where she acknowledged a comment of mine, and was told that she liked how I play with words and she’d want to me be Master of Ceremonies on her much–awaited Wedding of the Century. Hahahaha! :P
The ninth Muse – Alter
Well, as they say, save the best for last. I’ve always admired how he nonchalantly expresses himself through his rants & drunk–blogging. He encouraged me to put up a blog.
To you, my Muses, accept my heartfelt thanks. You have inspired me, in one way or another, to write.