14 POWERFUL BASIC TRUTHS TO LEARN HOW TO TURN ON INSPIRATION


27 Mar
27Mar

Foreword by Hieronymus Quimp (Observationist/Philosopher) 


The Eternal Questions !

What is inspiration ?

Where does inspiration come from, and how can i receive it ?


Ask any artist in history about inspiration, and you`ll get a long shuddering sigh !

But this sigh will be twofold, the sigh of Oh No, all those months of 'nothing', 

thinking i would never ever create anything of worth again, the emptiness, the upset, the self doubt !

And the sigh of Ah Yes, i remember the beautiful inspiration

that flooded me, before, and as, i painted that famous picture or wrote that

classic melody, the exultation, the oneness with life, that simplicity with which i created with such wonderful ease !!!


SO WHAT IS INSPIRATION ?

It seems to come when it comes, it cannot be forced, threatened or purchased !

This is something every artist would love to 'know'.


LETS LOOK CLOSER AT THIS !


Is it Physical, Mental or Spiritual in nature ? Would be the first question !


PHYSICAL ?

What we are creating about may be physical, like Nature, or Man and Woman or

anything else in this physical universe, but is INSPIRATION itself physical ?

Probably not, as you can`t buy it or make it, as you might a physical object !

Although it manifestation is always physical via sound, sight or touch !


MENTAL ?

What do we mean by mental ?

Is it creatable by 'thinking it' into existance, or analysing it into being there ? 

Ask any artist how he got on by thinking inspiration into his life, and you`ll probably get the answer that the inspiration was good but not great ! He`ll tell you that the 'really great inspiration' came when he was NOT thinking, it just APPEARED !


SPIRITUAL ?

Well it seems that by a process of elimination, we might have the answer !


So how do we use this knowledge to 'LEARN HOW TO TURN ON INSPIRATION', the title of this article ?


The following Observations have been written, using the above as a starting point.

They have been written concerning the subject of Poetry, BUT they will apply to ANY ARTFORM !

As you read them, see how the message applies to YOUR artform !


These are ‘Observations in a Poetic form’ (they rhyme)

This is a new genre, the author is creating. 


Note

Read this Blog and these observations each day, and put into action what you read !

And one day something wonderful will have changed concerning inspiration !

They are truths that will create change, if you desire them to !

I hope that 'you and inspiration' meet often and have a wonderful journey of creativity together,

that you can then share with others !


I truly hope you find something of lasting value, within these observations !


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These 14 and another 36 Observations, can be found within the book,

'THE BEAUTY OF WORDPLAY- the return of rhyme '- (Hieronymus Quimp Book shop)

Other Hieronymus Quimp books, take up different subjects, amounting to over 500 Observations, covering all facets of life, should you desire to explore them !

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RIDE
Don`t get, so much into, the technical side ! that you forget !
Poetry`s a Spirit’s imagination ride !


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EXIST
I just had a visit, from a great idea ! then it went poof ! suddenly it was gone !
I didn`t get upset, or make an angry fist, for I knew It would return,
should it desire to exist !


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DIVORCED

Never sit down, to write a poem, just decide, that one will come !
and magically when you least expect it, you`ll suddenly find, you`ll have one !

Now you probably, don`t believe me, as you may, have been taught, it`s hard !
But just like love, poetry, can never be forced !
If it is, you`ll find, that you, and it,
are always, horribly divorced !


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WRITER’S BLOCK
There`s nothing i know, that`s worse than ‘Writer’s Block !’
For as the words, get really heavy, crossed out pages, many made,
are bin aimed, and angrily or sadly thrown away !

The more you force it, the worse it gets ! Like stupidly, running faster and faster,
through a thick fog ! You`ll always, run into a tree, at some point, or down a ditch !
‘Writer’s Block’, is an Absolute Bitch !

Creativity, can only flow, when the mind, is relatively free !
So, go do a Yoga class ! chill out ! have Sex !
or do something,
that really, makes you happy !


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 MEASLY
When you reach the point, where you feel, your duty is ‘to serve’, art then, comes easily !
Any other reason, the pickings, are measly !


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FLOOD
He knew, he should really sleep, but when the wordplay, was coming thick and fast,
he always took time, to write them down, for he never knew,
how long, the flood would last !


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SAD
Poets keep going, until its good ! for Never did a poem, Ever, want to be bad !
Work hard, not to leave it,
Forlorn !
Unloved !
Unadmired !
Tearfully, irreversibly, sad !


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TOO TIRED
Never, be too tired, to write one down, or say, you don`t care !

Because, whomever or whereever, the poems come from, will surely, go elsewhere !


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EAGER EAR
An eager ear, is food for a Poet, for as soon as it`s written, they`re eager to know it !
So fill them with joyfulness, expand their horizons, make them feel whole !
they, to whom Poetry is life !

So that ‘Poets Universal’ thereafter, will never fear !
For always, Poetry to hear, will be that, eager ear !


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TO REST
A Poem’s power, is in its message, how a Poet, gets that across is the daily test !
How many words to use, in which order, knowing when message, finally arrived at !
When to, lay pen to rest !


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WORDS
Today, no Poems came, so i wrote this one, to stimulate the brain !
I could have had, a non- poem day,
but with words, i desired to play !


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RECEIVE
Don`t write them, for personal fame, write them to uplift another, or others, or merely for fun !
Then being, in tune with ‘Universal Aims, you`ll suddenly, receive a good one !


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INTENDED
Sometimes ideas, come swiftly, ‘as if by magic !’,
like a neatly ironed shirt, needing hardly any work !
But to, those that are crinkly, time may be needed, ironing creases away !

But whatever, the time or work involved, always keenly endeavour !
To help the reader, understand, what you intended to say !


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VIRGIN MINDS (Observation in an Older Style)

What joy, sits poems place, deep within universes of Men,
never resting, though times restraint, be bodily flesh, three score and Ten !

Even so, when next flesh taken, Poem unrepentant, it doth Exist !
for through war, and peaceable worldly events, it refused to be changed, seeking to enlighten fresh eyes, that might observe poem’s words anew ! Its aim ? their Soul’s, be deeply Kissed !

So they, now to poem’s power not estranged, uplifted, as those that came before,
shall pass along to another, and others, it`s power ! for evermore seeking, seekers of truth,
it`s message to read, they do Implore, again and Again !

To be reimagined, as to what it`s deepest meaning be,
in Virgin Minds, Then !


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