Last night at Wydeye's workshop we had a fun excercise and I thought I would share it here.
The idea was to imagine yourself as a muse. Then write a want ad for the poet. I only managed a few lines but I'll post them here to give you a launching place....
a poet who can work under duress,
someone who feels the necessity of dark and light.
Soemone in touch with rythym.
An ability to hear color and see feelings is a bonus.
Previous experience with the nature of flesh and
the sensuousness of food encouraged to apply.
Especially looking for aptitude in taking
the mundane, the ordinary to drape in magic, beauty.
So you get the idea. Run with it!
Julie got it right. Muse with a capital M is one of several goddesses, and muse without is only a spirit.
I like the idea of the "want ad"; I too am wanting attributes of the poet - did that come out right? I'll think about the want ad and see if I can come up with anything.