Music is Poetry

Music is the poetry of the air. ~Richter

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  Music inspires me to write, especially poetry. Music itself is poetry. Not one certain song or genre, but music in it's entirety. Flowing rhythmically from the instruments, plucked from the fingertips of an artist; chords float on the wind. The melodies grasp me; singing to me... calling me forth into a trance. Capturing my attention and penetrating my mind, I feel it pulse through my body. Lyrics probe the depths of my emotions, toying with them. Teasing me with a temporary joy... or depression. Absorbing the words, clinging onto the chorus; they mold themselves around my life. For the length of the song... they become me; sometimes lingering for a moment after. It takes ahold of me to a point that I'm moved to write a piece that compares in beauty.

  Taking on a life of it's own when released into the world; it has the power to change... to heal. Music has the power to impress its self upon you... your life will never be the same.

"The birds like leaves on Winterwood,
Sing hopeful songs on dismal days.
They've learned to live life as they should.
They are at peace with natures ways.

You are as natural as the night,
And all that springs from you is good.
And the children born beneath your light,
Are like the birds on Winterwood. "
~Don McLean's Winterwood~

  Music is a part of who I am. It flows through my veins caressing my heart. Ingrained into my brain; etched into my skin. Words spill from my lips; then when put to music... it's pure ecstasy.  A world without music or poetry will no longer be a world worth living.

Without music life would be a mistake. ~Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche


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  1. After reading your words at the top I said Wow, then I read your post and it's a double wow. The lyrical quality of your words struck me. Just beautiful.

    1. Thank you! I try to keep the same "voice" in whatever I write wether it's poetry or just thoughts.

  2. Eloquent and strong. I love the beautiful imagery you create. I can feel the music you write about through your words. Very well done.

  3. I love the connection you make here between music and writing! I come from a hugely musical family, so it has always been a part of just about everything I do. (I don't know if you watch "New Girl" but the main character, Jess's, whole "I'm going to randomly break into song" thing? Totally stolen from me!) In all seriousness, though, I think it tells us something very important about the nature of writing as art that it can be so strongly linked to music, and art (painting/photography/etc.)--it tells me that despite what some of the naysayers naysay, it *is* art! :) Thanks for this post!

    1. Thank you for the comment! I too come from a very musical family. I didn't get any of the musical talent, but I did get the writing talent which is also very strong.I was taught to appreciate all kinds of music when growing up. Like you, I know it's all art and goes hand in hand, I've witnessed it happening!

  4. Music and lyrics capture my attention and penetrate my mind. Very nice sentiment. Indeed. I couldn't agree more. Nice post.

    1. Thank you for the awesome comment!I'm glad you enjoyed the post.

  5. "Flowing rhythmically from the instruments, plucked from the fingertips of an artist; chords float on the wind. " - love it :) You didn't have to even mention you write poetry as it is so evident :)

    1. Thank you for the awesome comment and for stopping by to read!


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