Two Sylvias' Weekly Muse: January 22, 2023
Hello Writers and Artists!
When you have an out-of-the-blue idea for a new poetry collection, or when you finally figure out the perfect formatting for your list poem—do you notice where you are and what you are doing when the “breakthrough” occurs?
A well-known physicist once remarked that most scientific discoveries and breakthroughs do not come about in laboratories, classrooms, or offices, but they take place in one of the three B’s—bath, bed, and bus. Maybe you’ve had such an experience while scrubbing your right arm in a wonderfully hot shower—you suddenly figure out how to rearrange the words in the last couplet of that sonnet you’ve been working on or maybe while you are driving that familiar roadway to work, you have an idea for how to order the poems in your chapbook. And maybe, just before drifting off to sleep, the perfect title appears in your mind for the untitled poem you wrote last week.
How do bath, bed, and bus sometimes create the perfect conditions for us to have an “…