Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Moments of Inspiration

It's been three months of writing starting with Laura Shovan's February Poetry Project, then March 2018 Slice of Life Story Challenge, and followed by #NationalPoetryMonth. Where does inspiration come from?
The World Dictionary defines inspiration as "an arousal of the mind, feelings, etc., to special or unusual activity or creativity." 
I believe that the mind can be aroused by ordinary aspects of life if we continue to notice and wonder. This daily practice triggers the creative process. Since I need to practice what I share as a tip, I consciously engaged in noticing and wondering when I woke today. As thoughts came into my mind, I jotted them done in my tiny journal. 
wisp of wind
bending branch
soaring swallows
sunshine sweeping sky

Since outside my window, it looked like the start of spring, I was surprised to hear the meteorologist announce, "We are in for 1 spring day and 3 days of summer weather." Really! I thought. We just got a taste of spring. The AccuWeather report flashed on the screen and that started me thinking. 

From ordinary moments of noticing, I wondered and created a quick poem.
What did you notice on this spring day that inspired you?

Today is Slice of Life Tuesday at Two Writing Teachers. I'm off to post there.
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For those who are inspired to create a spring poem, I invite you to my newest gallery, Sense-sational Spring.

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