Friday, March 15, 2013
Words & Fragments & Such
Fragment #1. Poetry were the words crushed in between her teeth.
Fragment #2. She was a slave to accomplishments but never to passion.
Fragment #3. The stars burst into million pieces of dust that land on your eyelids when you need to be held, when your insides hurt and when your soul turns blue with frostbite.
Fragment #4. They were always afraid of the dark until the Light opened their eyes and safety held their fears in it's cupped hands.
Fragment #5. Sleep was the boat that could only carry you away.
Fragment #6. No words come from silent graves, only the loud ones are heard.
Fragment #7. Sunlight melted heartache when everyone else was busy passing by.
Fragment #8. Laughter: A foreign language to Sorrow.
So, the other day I found a poetry book in an old bookstore and I flipped through some of it's pages. I can't remember the author's name. But his poems looked a lot like fragments or sentences. Which inspired me to write fragments. I also really like e.e cumming's poetry which is why I shared some of his in photos. I do think it's crazy though how poems, lyrics, sentences and fragments all seem so similar and so powerful and yet so different. Like for instance, I know some fragments that I know I feel like could have been part of a bigger story or a poem. Or some poems that if you took a sentence from it, it could become a fragment or a lyric. Or a poem could be turned into lyrics, and lyrics into a quote or fragments. They seem so interchangeable sometimes. And always inspiring. Lately, I've been listening to Colton Dixon. He's *amazing*. Give him a try. One of my favorite lines is this:
" If I had no voice, if I had no tongue,
I would dance for you like the rising sun."
I find this so powerful and inspiring. I mean can you imagine that? Not having a voice to sing, to speak. And even more so, if you didn't, would you find some other way to praise your God and King or would you be too sad because you didn't have a voice. I don't know, I just thought this was an amazing line, and an amazing thought and an amazing attitude. And it makes my heart wrench in a good way. In the way where you sing something and you realize that you mean what you say, and you feel so unlimited and happy. Because God really does deserve praise in any way, shape or form we can give to Him and we should praise Him no matter what happens. Anyways, my point in saying this is that I just love words and the arrangement of them and the power of them. Whether they are found in books, written on hands, typed on paper, sung in songs. Whether they be haikus, short stories, fragments, poems, lyrics. I just love em. I could eat them for breakfast.
Do you have any words to share?
I'd love to hear em.
In any shape or form.