in the interzone now
Poetry isn't as concrete in my mind as it is in yours, I can promise you that, baby. It's taken my years to be able to read it on my own, without being forced to by school assigments, and it's also taken years for the things I produce to actually be poems. [insert sheepish grin here]
I d'nah, poetry is a breath, a quick release when I don't have the mental capacity to finish a concept, or it's the only time that I ever can complete a concept.
The weird thing is that lyrics are in a completely different field for me... Both to read and write. Even though most of my lyrics are poems before I realize they're lyrics. But music gives something a deeper means of expression. I find that just reading something out loud can never fully justify it. Give it music, and it can break and make hearts.
I've been addicted to musical expression since I was 7 and in a chuch performance of Fred Penner's Blunder (I sang in all the multiple-voice numbers, and I played the wishing well. Never has as 7-year-old been so proud. ). I admit, the music I listened to until 14 was just basically like empty calories, but the stuff I started finding after that (purely yr fault, Mikhail) made me realize just how much of a depth you can find in things.
For me, poetry is two dimensional. Instrumentals are two dimensional. Put them together, and you're walking through a whole new 3-D world, as real as anything you've just stepped out of.
I know I'm a very strange individual, but the thing is that I wouldn't be me--couldn't be me--without music, and that sorta gets me really into it.
Mikhail, hon, y' gonna tell us what they mean to you?
i'll be waiting for you
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