in my view, the power and the effect of music and lyrics do not only depend on the achievement of an artist. how he is able to deal with the instrument or which techniques he is unsing in singing.
concerning the lyrics, the question accurs: do i want to tell to the people what they want to hear or am i thinking about what they might need? giving the bottle to the alcoholic or telling him something about his desease?
challenge or favour?
after all, i think, the real thing to move something in your mind is poetry. which always follows the rules of its own. and i think that poetry is something very missing in today Â´s music and its lyrics as well.
but what is poetry?
Soul Reader10 July 2011 at 2:20pmPosts: 3479 (0 today)Status: offline
To me, poetry is the melding of emotions and words, events and stories. All coming together with each writers unique verbal, soulful flavoring.
Great topic Wave!
Meremaid12 July 2011 at 4:08pmPosts: 328 (0 today)Status: offline
In my own words;
I believe that poetry always comes from the heart.
Whether the writer is speaking from their individual experiences or other people's experiences.
Sometimes there is so much inside to express and some people,(as i have found myself), find it a very good way to create, almost a picture in their minds and others minds of what they are feeling or thinking.
Poetry; good, bad, sad, humorous, exillerating e.c.t.
Is for me an inspiration.
Soul Reader13 July 2011 at 9:42pmPosts: 3479 (0 today)Status: offline
And Vs Versa I think. Life is poetry, sometimes filled with warm white light that gently see's us thru another day, other times flowing with a darkness that only the purging of emotions thru words can heal.
K'Ehleyr14 July 2011 at 11:02amPosts: 8422 (0 today)Status: offline
What is Poetry?
Grasping at the Indefinable
By Mark Flanagan, About.com Guide
There are as many definitions of poetry as there are poets. Wordsworth defined poetry as "the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings;"
Emily Dickinson said, "If I read a book and it makes my body so cold no fire ever can warm me, I know that is poetry;" and Dylan Thomas defined poetry this way: "Poetry is what makes me laugh or cry or yawn, what makes my toenails twinkle, what makes me want to do this or that or nothing."
So what is poetry?
Perhaps the characteristic most central to the definition of poetry is its unwillingness to be defined, labeled, or nailed down. But let's not let that stop us, shall we? It's about time someone wrestled poetry to the ground and slapped a sign on its back reading, "I'm poetry. Kick me here."
Poetry is the chiseled marble of language; it's a paint-spattered canvas - but the poet uses words instead of paint, and the canvas is you.
Poetic definitions of poetry kind of spiral in on themselves, however, like a dog eating itself from the tail up. Let's get nitty. Let's, in fact, get gritty. I believe we can render an accessible definition of poetry by simply looking at its form and its purpose:
One of the most definable characteristics of the poetic form is economy of language. Poets are miserly and unrelentingly critical in the way they dole out words to a page.
Carefully selecting words for conciseness and clarity is standard, even for writers of prose, but poets go well beyond this, considering a word's emotive qualities, its musical value, its spacing, and yes, even its spacial relationship to the page.
The poet, through innovation in both word choice and form, seemingly rends significance from thin air.
we are nailed down.
living in a coffin, lying in the grave of our nightmare from which we have any access to the world as a whole.we have tried all out. religions, traditions, political systems and ideologies, but to all we have failed. the achievements , the institutions in which we hide ourselves building walls in front of each other and the world, are blocking to us the exit to freedom.
wether macrocosmos or microcosmos. wether the non material, big space between atomic nucleus and shell, or finally all in all the ocean of waves we are living in as a part of one big whole.
.everything is expressing itself by poetry.
we are trying to touch the REAL WORLD by describing it as a SECRET WORLD.
how long we will keep on doing this that way.i do not really know.
Soul Reader14 July 2011 at 6:53pmPosts: 3479 (0 today)Status: offline
Verbal feast for thought consumption Wave, many thanks.
poetry = life - life = poetry
a human being is a part of a big whole which we call universe and he is limited in time and space. he experiences himself, his feelings and thinking as something seperatet from the rest, it is a kind of a visual deception of the conciousness.
for us, this deception is like a prison. it is restrickting us to personal wishes and affections towards some persons being close to us.
it must be our claim to get out of that prison by widing our circle of sympathy and embracing all living creatures and the whole of nature with its beauty.
K'Ehleyr15 July 2011 at 9:02amPosts: 8422 (0 today)Status: offline
I love this line from a song by Strange Advance called Worlds Apart
Love is Art is Science
you have changed your name after having changed pictures as well, hecate. i love this one. the sun at work.
K'Ehleyr21 July 2011 at 4:13amPosts: 8422 (0 today)Status: offline
thank you Wave - more positive - got the name from an old Paul McCartney song called C Moon and my first name is Cindy and Cynthia is another name for the goddess of the moon
so hoping a more positive name and avatar will lead to a more positive forum
ah yeah, dream on