The visible reminder of Invisible Light.
Plagiarism is a form of theft. Citing sources, however, is a way to describe how the writer came to find certain words and where he found them. So, know this: not every poet is a thief. Also know I have committed petty theft of words and phrases several times- always leaving behind a note to the writer and then attributing the source. Sources are not always inspirations- but often can be.
The words can be a compass- pointing us to True North, or a nudge- sending us down a street we wouldn't normally walk. No need to apologize for inspiration, because you can't choose what works- it either does- or it does not.
When we listen to music and hear it- just the right note- we remember it. When we see the perfect photo, we cannot forget it. A single moment frozen in time stays that way. Solid. Fixed. Embrace each and every piece of inspiration.
Make them whole. Make them yours.
O Light Invisible, we praise Thee!
Too bright for mortal vision.
T.S.Eliot - Choruses from The Rock