Entry #6 – Poem-Songs and Writing Plans

Hi everyone! Kohaku here. I hope you all had a great week. Happy September!

I was getting a little busy towards the end of last week, so I just scheduled some serial updates and didn’t really write anything new for a while. But starting from about this past Wednesday I was able to get back to poetry. I like how the newest poems have come out – I haven’t posted them all yet, but I’ll get them up in the next few days. This time around, a lot of the poems are actually more like songs, at least in my head. It’s because I did away with rhyme and focused on rhythm and expression instead… maybe one day I’ll put them to music. But maybe I’ll translate them to another language, I don’t know. I don’t like singing in English too much.

Anyway, the poem “lost in time” turned out a lot better than I expected. I was also able to express myself well in “the memories we made ~flight from eternity~”. These two poem-songs are pretty personal, so I was glad they came out well. The third one, “guardian spirit ~close your eyes~” was really interesting to write… midway through it just evolved into something new, something I hadn’t expected at all. Can you tell how it changes? Let me know what you think about it. As a “song” it has a faster beat than the other two. It’s also louder, and the singer is a girl. The other two singers are non-binary, haha, but this one’s definitely a girl for some reason! Actually, I know the reason, but I won’t tell you. The lyrics/lines became personal too, in a different way, and I think maybe I’m not even ready for it. Anyway, I’d be interested to know what other people think.

Looking forward, I’m going to be working on some poetry compilations. I have some planned already for the end of the year, and others that I want to write right now. I also want to put out new chapters of the serials I’ve been working on recently. But, I’m going to become very busy in my daily life soon, so my writing pace will probably slow down. I’ll try to keep up the daily posts for as long as I can – I feel like I’m moving forward and I don’t want to lose this momentum. We’ll see how it goes, together.

This week, put special effort into your own artistry. Music making, writing, painting, whatever it is that you do, pour your soul into it. Hold it close to your heart and don’t let it go! We need our artists now more than ever… we can’t afford to lose that side of ourselves, okay?

Take care!

KT

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