Me, Music and Poem

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Music can make our life more colorful. Music has become a part of my life since I was child. I love listening to music while humming or singing along to my favorite song or maybe just moving my upper body-following the beat and rhythm while sitting on a chair. I love listening nature sounds too, such as water splash, drizzle, waves, bird chirping (Imagine, walking alone in nature and surrounded by beautiful scenery, sunrise, fresh air, bird chirping without noisy sounds. I’d really love it to the death.). Natures sounds are as beautiful as the sound of music that I usually hear from music player.

Everyone has their own music tastes and preferences. There’re people who love pop music, jazz, rock, R&B, hip-hop/rap, EDM, etc. Personally, I’m not a person who’s fanatic and very strict to certain music genre, so I’m more open to any kind of genres as long as I love to hear it.

Music can be someone’s life anthem too. Everyone must have some songs that are related to their own life experiences. For me, music can be one of my inspiration when it comes to a poem, especially those are related to my life or feelings. So,this is how I write a poem which is inspired by music (songs).

  1. Listen to the music Of course, it’s the first step I have to do. How can I get an inspiration if I never hear it?
  2. If the songs by foreign artists, I have to read the lyrics (or translation) too, then write down some of favorite lines of the lyrics If the songs by Indonesian artists, it’s easier for me to understand the feels,vibes and meaning just by hearing it (without read the lyrics) because it’s sung in my language. But, since I hear many songs by foreign artists too, sometimes I missed some words or phrases when I heard it, so I didn’t catch the meaning fully even though I could get the feels and vibes. Maybe I can understand if the song has fun and energetic vibes or calm and relaxing etc, but since it’s not in my own language, I might didn’t catch some words or phrases well. That’s why I need to read the lyrics (or English translation if it’s Korean or Japanese song) to understand it better. (I don’t know how to explain it to you. But, I hope you understand what I mean ^-^). If I find some favorite lines of the lyrics, I write it on my notes so I won’t forget it. I can open it later when I need it.
  3. Interpret the meaning of the song from my own perspective then write it in the form of a poem I usually interpret the meaning of the song by looking for its relevance to my personal experience or some social issues around us. That’s why I prefer the singer who also writes her/his own songs because I can figure out what’s on her/his mind and heart. I love the songs that are universal and can be related to many people’s life. I love the songs that are not only ear blessing but also heart touching. I love the songs that are not only entertaining but also inspiring. For this last step, I need to take some times to think it from different perspective so I can write it in ‘my own words’.

Are there any certain songs that become your life anthem? Are there any certain songs that become your inspiration in writing (maybe not only poem but also another type of writing) ?

Have a great day everyone! Don’t forget to be happy