Inspiration Definition | What is Inspiration? - PoetrySoup
[n] the act of inhaling; the drawing in of air (or other gases) as in breathing
[n] arousing to a particular emotion or action
[n] a product of your creative thinking and work; "he had little respect for the inspirations of other artists"; "after years of work his brainchild was a tangible reality"
[n] (theology) a special influence of a divinity on the minds of human beings; "they believe that the books of Scripture were written under divine guidance"
[n] a sudden intuition as part of solving a problem
[n] arousal of the mind to special unusual activity or creativity
Mysterious, unpredictable impulse which enables poets to produce the finest quality poetry. Robert Graves compared inspiration to lightening that strikes 'where and when it wills'.
aspiration, brainchild, breathing in, divine guidance, inhalation, stirring
afflatus, arousal, breath, breathing, cognitive factor, drag, external respiration, gasp, germ, idea, intuition, mother, pant, problem solving, product, production, puff, pull, respiration, rousing, seed, source, thought, ventilation