The latest track from Softly Loudly is now roaming free – and it’s called “It Isn’t My Turn” so….
….I decided maybe it wasn’t my turn and I needed the creative energy of others. This week I’ve received the generous gift of freshly penned poetry from two opposite sides of the globe. And bang! The intersection of this serendipitous pairing (geographically somewhere around China) is magically, right here for you to enjoy:
from Noongar Country, Perth, Western Australia
softly. loudly. time is ripe fragrant and delicious, like fruit on trees. It isn't my turn yet, to fall and bruise bursting like figs do, the skin delicate, translucent - showing veins of nectar and the soft soft insides, melting. juteuse. I am still. I meet your eyes across a room full of strangers, your lips lush with promise. mine, quietly quivering. a kiss hanging in the air, there for the plucking. © SoulReserve 2021
The author of these breathtaking words got in touch in 2019 after seeing a clip online of a live performance of the song ‘Soul Reserve’. We found several more happy coincidences in song lyrics/titles/poems and I love the creative connection we’ve formed, across the globe. For more like this, discover her blog at https://soulreserve.tumblr.com/
Now let’s hot foot over to a frozen UK…
from Yorkshire, UK
It Isn’t My Turn It isn’t my turn, but that’s okay There are others, That need what I want. There isn’t a queue, or an order to follow. It’s not like that Or so I am told. But someday I will, be next in the line Of that I am sure. I say to myself. ‘tho its hard to ignore, when its everywhere, Every song or story, Screams it out loud. Then softly, loudly, my want becomes need, It clogs up the now, And seizes the day. But that doesn’t matter: it isn’t my turn To laugh, and to smile. It isn’t my turn to be loved. © Mallory Leigh 2021
This piece of multi-layered brilliance (I read it differently every time) is written by an author of stories for children, teens, and adults; “especially stories which are set in the real world but where the fantasy world creeps in uninvited”. Find some of them here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Mallory-Leigh/e/B011M739A2?ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_3&qid=1612869113&sr=1-3
I urge you to explore these writers further and I send huge thanks to both for transforming my week and reminding me to keep creating and connecting.
Hope you enjoy the latest track, the result of an extremely fun creative connection between Adam (bass), Neil (drums), Debbie (vocals) and me. Another example of remote synchronicity which deserves another post entirely. Working on it…:
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