The written word has no meaning until it has been translated into the spoken word in the mind.
Listening to the repetitive notes in the music of Johann Sebastian Bach inspired Ernest Hemingway to write A Farewell to Arms.
Listening to Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4 inspired James Michener to write 20 or 30 pages before introducing his principal characters.
Listening to the laboring engines below decks of the MS Kungshold in 1936 inspired Dr. Seuss to write his books in anapestic meter.
“And to think that I saw it on Mulberry Street” pum-pum-PUM-pum-pum-PUM-pum-pum-PUM-pum-pum-PUM