I’m listening to Sarah McLachlan…& I am listening to Angel.

Music…songs & their words…bring out a different me….possibly hard to understand or for me to explain… but shall I say my emotions change, they heighten & I’m empowered to write simply by listening to lyrics…

My writing emerges from within me, sometimes I do not intentionally choose the words, or the scenarios…my words choose me...what ever wishes to materialise from somewhere inside my being…persuades me to write. I may not have a wide vocabulary nor be as eloquent as some other writers…but I am compelled none the less to do so..

Listening to Sarah at this moment in time

I picture rolling green hills & glistening blades of grass brushed by a sun shower, the suns rays reaching out to kiss the  world beneath from behind the slow rolling clouds…I picture white crested waves tumbling leisurely to the shore, stretching themselves out to reach the hot sands before rolling back onto themselves…I picture forests tall, as I walk upon crackling Autumn leaves beneath my feet, tall timbers being graced by the light of the sun caressing their canopy…I picture a new born foal unsteadily trying to stand to suckle from his mother…I picture an open fire, staring at the coloured flames, listening to the crackling of the wood as it relinquishes its fight against the fire that embraces it…I picture a new born being placed on her mother & to watch the tears that fall upon the mothers cheek as she gazes with intense love upon her perfect child…I picture rain drops settled against a frosted window pane slowly trickling downwards and breathing warm air upon the glass to draw pictures…I picture my parents tenderly holding hands or exchange a smile… I picture lying on a blanket on a warm summer evening and gazing above at an almost blackened sky that has come alive with stars…I picture my daughters when I sat in a dimly lit room on a rocking chair to feed them in the early hours of quiet still morning..their small hands grasping my fingers… watching their eyelids close from being sated with milk & a sweet sleepy smile..

so many things that music & lyrics bring me..

so I write not for acceptance…

I write because I am compelled to share my inner voice that can only be heard on paper…

no one can stop my love of writing, no one can stop what is so much a part of me..

& if perhaps my writing may touch a life…

with laughter…a smile…or perhaps even a tear..

that is the only recognition I as a writer need…

13 thoughts on “Words…..

  1. This song means a lot to me!..I only wish my thoughts were yours *smiles*
    It’s a song that I tell my family I won’t played at my funeral..*when I’m older*..
    This image… is also an image… I think about often! *freaky*
    Hope you had a great weekend! x

  2. I love Sarah McLachlan and Adele. Their songs mean so much and they touch you like soft flakes of snow; always gentle, always stirring, but never intrusive. The song Angel was played over and over again many years ago when John F.Kennedy Jr and his wife died in a plane crash, they were young, too young. I cannot listen to the song without thinking of them. Every song has a meaning to me. My girls, when I met my husband, our wedding, love, my mum, my dad. It is everything I know. What a beautiful post. I keep writing too. I’m not eloquent myself. I think you write beautifully. My book may never be published, but I write for the sheer pleasure of putting down words. I love that words choose you. I am with you, I share your love of writing. So, cheers to you and may we continue to write and support one another.

    • Thank you sweet …..some more dots for you 🙂 I love your “Their songs mean so much and they touch you like soft flakes of snow; always gentle, always stirring, but never intrusive”. Thank you for saying what you did about my writing (blushes) and yes we will be there to support and enjoy for as long as we can. xxx

  3. Like many here, I love listening to Sarah McLachLan. Her voice is truly lovely. (I think my favorites are Aida….and Ice Cream.)

    Those things you say about writing … nods. And asks a favor … I post things on a page I call my Yummy Quotes ….so when I am feeling low, I can look at things to make me smile. May I use what you have said on my quotes page?

    • Hello Katiekins, I don’t think I have heard them. This CD was one of my daughters that I grabbed, she hasn’t played it for ages…so I might get a current one!
      you may DEFINITELY use the quotes I have a book of them do you want me to post some more? I am here for you as you are for me in brightening my day 🙂 xxx

      • *smiles* … you do not have to go and specifically find things for me … I sometimes stumble across something that I just want to add to my Yummy Page *smiles* … and the one you have here is what I want. I don’t think you quoted anyone … I think they are your words yes?

        As for the Sarah songs I mentioned .. .I do not know what CDs they were originally on, but I do have them on a LIVE Sarah CD .. it is titled Mirrorball.

  4. It’s lovely to read your thoughts and get a real sense of who you are. The power of a well chosen word will frequently stop me in my tracks. Not sure I would have the same ability or confidence as you, but I’ll enjoy trying.

    • Hello Redpeffer. How lovely for you to drop in Thank You 🙂 Everyone has the ability & the confidence to write and as you say it’s all about trying. Whether we are good or bad who is to say.. I guess my writing is plainly and simply me.. I can offer no more than the words I place on a page. I am now going to have a look at your site to return the favour 🙂

    • Thank you Beck and hello again 🙂 Yes I think when I wrote Words I played Angel possibly ..10 times..dare I say I was having a Sarah moment. Thank you so much for saying those lovely words (blush) xx

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