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March 06, 2012


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I write poetry and attempt to write original songs, but for some reason, when singing, find it hard to get to the next step of putting solid words to whatever melody I might have come up with. I usually end up ad-libbing for some time until I come up with maybe one line, and then the rest of my ad-libbed words just kind of swirl around that one notion. Thanks for the post, and you're right, when I've explained this to people in the past, they always say 'well you're a poet, it should be easy to come up with words', but songwriting is a different animal entirely.

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I left it
on when I
left the house
for the pleasure
of coming back
ten hours later
to the greatness
of Teddy Wilson
"After You've Gone"
on the piano
in the corner
of the bedroom
as I enter
in the dark

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