Poetry Corner: Sounds and Color
For me, writing poetry provides an escape. It's a way that I can let my mind flow without internalizing the outcome. Poetry found me a long time ago while I was in college. Soon after, I spent a lot of time trying to be someone who I was not and stopped writing. The life I had created began to unravel, and here came poetry to save me from myself. So I kept writing. My pen (i.e. IPhone notes) turned into my therapist. Soon my writing turned into poetry and poetry into song. I had amassed so many poems, that I put them into book form and self published my first book in September 2014 (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00NI96BD0).
So I thought I'd share some of my writings with you. To an English major, this may not fit all the qualifications of poetry, but I think in the realm of self expression, who wants to fit in a box anyway?
This one was inspired by the song "Gemini" by Grammy winning artists Alabama Shakes. Take a listen to the song below if you've never heard it. Sounds and Color is one of my favorite albums of 2015, and still such a fantastic piece of art. Synesthesia aside, I think anyone would agree that this song is indeed "colorful".