There is something really comforting about country music. The melodious guitar riffs, the soothing voices, the meaningful lyrics… the entire package has a very home-y feel to it. I was listening to the likes of Mumford And Sons and Kacey Musgraves and the tiredness from studying so many different circuits through the course of the afternoon seemed to vanish into the thin air. As I was listening to them, I had this slight unconventional thought that poems are just like the lyrics of a song. The only difference is that no one has ever bothered to make them dance around a melody. I don’t know why but this just made me feel sad about poems, in general. Just imagine, if someone set a soothing Ed Sheeran sort of guitar riff to a John Keats’ poem.. and a Coldplay’s “Magic”-like video to go along with it. I know that I’d watch it. I’d probably hum it through the course of the day. Soulful lyrics are nothing short of magic.
And maybe that’s why I like the world of words so much. It can create magic like none other. Put them coherently and it can make you cry. It can make you laugh. It has the ability to change your thought process. It can influence your actions. It can change YOU. There is no greater power in the world. It can be a novel, novella, short story, poem or even a song. And the end of the day, all of them have the same life-line : Words.