(1) According to Western tradition, poetry originates from the poet's passionate but necessarily unfulfilled longing for his muse .(2) My personal favorite was a four-foot tall statue of Terpsichore, the Greek muse of dancing who bore the Sirens.(3) Opportunities do not wait for those who muse and pause for deliberation.(4) This sonnet, however, is also a complex poem about the relationship between the poet, her muse , and her reader.(5) May Gaskell was the adored last muse of the artist Edward Burne-Jones.(6) It's not only his pet muse these days, but the very definition of his work.(7) The poet's traditional invocation of the muse calls her into being, to sing to him.(8) Yes, if it's about James Joyce and his muse , the beautiful Nora Barnacle.(9) I call it quits for the day, having earned the rituals&em.the long bath, the shave, the afternoon muse .(10) Yeats' muse, Maud Gonne(11) Almost 50 years after being immortalised by the poet Philip Larkin in a famous anthology, the muse who inspired him is to speak on his legacy.(12) Within that image he unified three unmanageable forces in his life - nature, the muse , and his mother.(13) Harriet Smithson may have been the muse who inspired Berlioz's most celebrated symphony but she herself dies in obscurity and misery.(14) Switching gender roles may allow the muse / artist relationship to flourish as women become more prominent in the arts and sciences.(15) The artist's restless muse and critical intellect enable a confrontation with, and the effort to amend, the society's limiting traditions.(16) The figure and face of the woman have been the inspirational muse for artists over the centuries.