One of my favorite things to do when I was younger was to go to the record store. At one time every mall had one and my hometown was no exception. Once there you could browse thousands of titles in multiple genres. The radio would always announce when a new title was going to be released and that day was always a special time. Whenever I got a new album I always went right to the lyrics sheet. I wanted to read the words almost as much as I wanted to hear the actual music. This was especially true if it was a story or concept album. Being a life long, die hard Rush fan there was always plenty of those finding into! The lyrics were poems to me and they have always fascinated me. I had an English teacher in High School who taught us poetry using songs by Journey, Sprngsteen and Gordon Lightfoot. It was life changing to me.
I want to do something similar to the lyrics sheet with my own poetry. I am going to compose and compile my poems into my own “lyrics” sheet. I am going to call this new presentation “Poetry Albums” and they will feature between seven and ten poems.
I hope everyone has a great day and that whatever inspires you comes to you in abundance!