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30 Day Blogging Challenge Day 12: Inspiration

on November 5, 2014

Today I’ve decided to write about someone who really inspires me. I think if I had to pick my top inspirational person, it would be the musician and poet Patti Smith.

Why does inspire me? As a writer and a poet myself, I am completely in awe of her beautiful poetic lyrics. I’m currently reading her book ‘Just Kids‘  and she did actually originally start off as a poet, with no aspirations of being a musician. It wasn’t until one of her first public poetry readings that someone suggested she had someone put music to her poetry. She had a friend play guitar along with it and soon became a performance poet.

Eventually she also became a musician…

Not only I am a great admirer of her lyrics, poetry and music, I also admire her for being a fellow activist. She has done many anti war events and of course wrote protest songs.

I was lucky enough to see her perform live in 2012, and honestly it was the best gig I have ever been up to. her beautiful, inspiring music and an inspiring speech about everyone having the right to pray in the way in choose, at the time a reference to then political prisoners Pussy Riot.


Honestly I love her so much, I could post many more videos into this post to show you how great she is, but we’d be here all day! 🙂


3 responses to “30 Day Blogging Challenge Day 12: Inspiration

  1. Sarah Arrow says:

    Thank you for sharing Patti Smith, and her story. It seems like poets are really passionate people.

  2. lottiewishnetwork says:

    Great post – the musician who inspires me the most is Mike Scott

  3. Moongazer says:

    Because the night has long been one of my all time favourite songs. It gives me goosebumps!
    Thank you for posting this 🙂

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