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09 November 2014 @ 11:01 am
About Writing and Writers  
I found this on tumblr and thought I'd share it. For those of us who wonder why our muses come and go, we can take comfort in knowing it happened to some of the greatest of all writers.

“The seasonal urge is strong in poets. Milton wrote chiefly in winter. Keats looked for spring to wake him up (as it did in the miraculous months of April and May, 1819). Burns chose autumn. Longfellow liked the month of September. Shelley flourished in the hot months. Some poets, like Wordsworth, have gone outdoors to work. Others, like Auden, keep to the curtained room. Schiller needed the smell of rotten apples about him to make a poem. Tennyson and Walter de la Mare had to smoke. Auden drinks lots of tea, Spender coffee; Hart Crane drank alcohol. Pope, Byron, and William Morris were creative late at night. And so it goes.”
— Helen Bevington (via writingquotes)
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kaige68kaige68 on November 10th, 2014 04:13 pm (UTC)
That is very interesting. VERY!

also, *hugs*