#Blogtoberfest Day 11: Poetry-Inspired Lyrics

The Flame, Leonard Cohen's last book of poetry (and more), arrives on Friday. I can't wait to read it, especially after reading some of the poems in the sample. I got the hard cover because some books should be read in print. I love that his songs started out as poems. My first song submitted … Continue reading #Blogtoberfest Day 11: Poetry-Inspired Lyrics

The Long Way (Song of the Day)

Not sure how much more poetry I'll be writing this month. Even yesterday's poem was more song lyric than poem. Besides, I'm rushing to get all of my evaluations done from NSAI before this year’s membership expires next month. So I'm pretty much focusing on songs, not poems or novels. So I'm listening to The … Continue reading The Long Way (Song of the Day)

April is Writing Month (#NaPoWriMo #CampNaNoWriMo)

I've been gearing up for writing 30 poems in 30 days for #NaPoWriMo this April but I've just learned of #CampNaNoWriMo (April version of #NaNoWriMo--Novel Writing Month). Something has got to give! After #FAWM (February Album Writing Month), I've decided that perhaps I should give my ears a break and write a novel and poetry … Continue reading April is Writing Month (#NaPoWriMo #CampNaNoWriMo)

3 Drinks Later (Dancing with Travolta) (#FAWM)

My first complete song I posted on FAWM (February Album Writing Month - similar to NaNoWriMo for writers in November), inspired by the opening of the new Edison bar and lounge at Disney Springs. First the lyrics followed by a work tape on SoundCloud: 3 Drinks Later (Dancing with Travolta) Copyright 2018, Kathy Holmes Verse … Continue reading 3 Drinks Later (Dancing with Travolta) (#FAWM)

We Used to Be (#FAWM)

FAWM (February Album Writing Month) has begun, at least at 7 am New York time. This is my first time and I think my approach for writing 14 songs in 28 days is to write the lyrics upfront and then go back and write the music. After FAWM is over, I can work on the … Continue reading We Used to Be (#FAWM)

#FAWM and Poems by Maya Angelou

As I sip my morning coffee from my chair in the den overlooking our front porch, I select from a stack of books and open "Poems" by Maya Angelou. Her poetry resonates with me, even though I'm not Black, maybe because we're both women, but mostly because we're both artists. I can only aspire to … Continue reading #FAWM and Poems by Maya Angelou