Inspiration Replies

My arms to the sky,

“Inspiration, where are you?”

“Everywhere… Nowhere…”



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    1. Thank you very much for the inspiration to write about where to find inspiration!

      Do you mind telling me your name? If I address you as “percolatingpoetry”… I don’t know, just doesn’t feel right. I am a bit old school I guess.

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    2. Oh, and you are most welcome. It seems inspiration works both ways the inspired become the inspiration and the cycle continues. The catch is to grab it while it occurs before it is but a sigh in the wind.

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    3. That’s exactly right!
      Couldn’t agree more with that, Percy!
      I made it a point of writing inspirations down, be it in my phone or in a little notebook I carry around on my person.
      Got sick and tired of losing thoughts all over the place.
      “But a sigh in the wind.”
      Very nicely put. And spot on at that!

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  1. This speaks to my soul; but sadly not to my muse. Seems she’s gone on holiday…again. Your haikus have inspired me to break out my rusty poem skills. I am almost jealous how effortless you make them seem in your precision. Well done and thanks for sharing!

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    1. oh! I am flattered and blushed… words just don’t come out…
      Thank you so much for your kind words! I fully appreciate them!
      I always glad to hear that my haiku manage to inspire my readers to do great deeds, be it in writing, life decisions, relationships (well… nah, cheating is not the best way to go about it, now is it?), and what have you.

      I truly enjoy your blog, theloyalbritwit! While we’re at it, do you mind telling me your name? because I feel real weird if I should address a real person, who seems to be very nice and polite to boot, by his / her nickname. It just doesn’t seem right. I am a bit old school in this regard, I guess).

      I made it a point to read your blog from the very first blog post to the very last one. And just so happens that this evening it will finally come to pass. It’s not that many blogs that I read at length, just don’t have that much time everyday. Heck, I even write these haiku on the go. Merely three of them were published from my laptop.

      I feel like enlarging my British slang vocabulary big time. And speaking of which, if you feel like writing haiku and don’t wish to “pollute” your niche long posts blog with 17 syllables poems, then I can make a contributor to this haiku blog and you start posting haiku to your heart content. It will be very curious to see haiku with British slang words, like the first line “brolly”, and then the second and the third line unpacking the word.
      But again, you are the master. Write whatever haiku you want, just make sure it’s not these obscure nature haiku :-0
      Let me know what you think πŸ˜‰

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    2. Oh, it’s the least I can do! Nonetheless, you are quite welcome because you deserve it! πŸ™‚ I know the struggle of writing, be it long mini stories like I post all the way to a haiku to a six word story. It’s been much longer since I have written a haiku, though. I must thank you for the offer to contribute on your blog! Wow. What an honour. Would you mind if I flesh out several to see if they’re worthy?

      I also cannot thank you enough from reading my blog from start to finish. Now that is quite humbling!! ☺️ And I’m sure it’s been a lot to unpack, especially seeing as how I’ve nearly reached the hundredth word. I know about the writing on the go and writing on a laptop. (What’s that? Ha!) Oh. You may call me Kelsey. I understand Ilya!

      I’m also happy as can be to find another person wishing to expand their British slang. I’ve always thought it a weird hobby/knowledge of mine until I had a friend sincerely encourage me to start blogging. So from one fellow writer to another, thank you for sharing and keep at the haikus (be it obscure nature or British slang or what have you in nature.)

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    3. Kelsey. That’s a beautiful name. Now I feel myself more comfortable addressing you πŸ™‚

      As far as all things British, well, my first exposure to English (my native language is Russian, monolingual family) was in the UK at the age of 13. I kinda picked up that funny accent, but then later in life I switched to an American one. Now the British one is almost gone, and yet that word “birthday” gives my British accent self away like you wouldn’t believe. Can’t be helped man, might as I try.
      So, yeah, I am very curious about British slang, different accents and it’s simply fascinating. Hell, I even got my BA from a university in the UK, but it’s a different story. And this comment is not about me. Rather, it’s about you, Kelsey, and your haiku.

      Even the word “honour”. I see what you did there πŸ™‚

      I have sent an invitation to your email (I guess? the one you registered your account with. Be sure to check your email, there are instructions within). If for some reason you didn’t get the email, then let me know in the comments here or email me:

      “Would you mind if I flesh out several to see if they’re worthy?”
      Once you become a contributor, instead of “publish” button you’ll have a “submit for review”. Before going live on the website, I’ll have a look at your haiku. I’m pretty sure they will be more than worthy and beautiful!

      Just make sure your haiku are not like purely nature oriented. “Not your usual nature haiku” site tagline, yeah. Some nature elements are fine, though πŸ™‚
      And one more thing. There are these haiku, in which authors tend to spread one sentence onto 3 lines. Something like:
      “I write this very
      haiku like, well, this because
      out of ideas :-0”
      just make sure you structure your lines neatly. You want to end each line with commas, dots, exclamation question marks, colons, semi-colonns. All in all, should look nice πŸ™‚ Again, I am sure you’ll do brilliantly πŸ™‚ I can see these brollies, blokes incoming :-0

      Nice meeting a like-minded English aficionado, not least British English.

      Looking forward to your reply and in the meantime I’m off to reading them posts on your blog, nice music in my ears!

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    4. Thank you! For the comment on my name as well as the accolades. I love the concept of language and wish I could speak more than one fluently. (I know perhaps a grade school level of Spanish and introductory type phrases in French.) I’ve always wanted to learn Russian! It’s a splendid ability you have to be multifaceted, even if you think you’ve slipped in your British English. Perhaps I’m not as charmed by American English as I should be. Then again, I do enjoy learning all aspects of all languages as much as I am able. πŸ™‚

      I’ll have to check my email to be sure and if not then I’ll email you. I suppose, then, what I meant was a little two-fold: I feel as if I need to flesh out and practice writing haiku again before feeling semi-comfortable sending them to you, Ilya, for your approval (and that was the second part). And no need to worry about the line structures; in case you haven’t picked it up from my blog, I’m a bit of a fiend when it comes to the use of punctuation…sometimes to the point where I’m like “okay, this is not university writing; people will forgive your lack of Oxford comma.” 😁 Also, since you’ve been kind and encouraging, I believe the first haiku I test out ought to be about the brolly. (Isn’t that such a spectacular word?!)

      It is very nice to meet another like-minded English aficionado. Cheers, friend!


    5. Got around to this one.
      Being able to speak multiple languages is a double-edged sword. If nothing else, my time passes twice as fast. If I toss in French in there… three times as fast and my brains melt down like you wouldn’t believe along the way. Have to pick my battles :-0 Since I count British and American English as separate languages – I need to make a conscious effort to switch between the two – my brains are melted down anyway at this point.

      As far as the invitation, I guess you received it by now and it’s waiting for you, Kelsey, in your email box. If you don’t feel comfortable accepting it, let alone write haiku just yet, I’ll understand. The practice bit… Well, I am of an opinion that you can beat me any day of the week and twice on Sunday, just don’t need to overthink your haiku. Your native language is English. You have an inherent access to cultural subtleties (both American and British, mind you!), nursery rhymes from your childhood and things of that nature. In a word, you have a far superior command over the language. Not forgetting your BA in creative writing, while I majored in something totally different. You should do more than fine! But no pressure, of course.

      “I am a bit of a fiend” that’s a good turn of the phrase, cracked me up a bit. Punctuation? What is punctuation, anyway? Not my forte either.

      Brolly is a wonderful word indeed! One just shouldn’t try and eat them, you know! Doesn’t do one any good πŸ˜‰

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    6. I can understand the brain melting battle with knowing multiple languages. I think it’s a lovely capability to have, no matter how immensely challenging and demanding it may be. πŸ™‚

      Please don’t lessen your own writing abilities because I have the long term resources. I think you’re brilliant at haiku. But I do thank you for the compliment and encouragement! That’s very kind of you. πŸ˜„ I do promise to think on it, okay?

      Glad I can make someone laugh! I love phrases, so I use them as much as I can whenever appropriate. (Probably even when there’s no decent opening either, if I’m being honest!)

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    7. and as for your muse – how inconsiderate of me – well, she will be back in no time. These ladies are propa whimsy all right. Chin up! For when she comes back to you, you’ll be unstoppable, I’m sure! πŸ™‚

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