Play it Loud

Play It Loud

Music for me is a visceral experience

I must feel it running through my veins

I must feel it tense my muscles

When I feel the music running strongly enough through my body,

only then do I feel my spirit lifted

It is only through the connection to my body

that I feel the spiritual experience of music

~Melanie Blackwell

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12 responses to “Play it Loud

  1. yes, music invites to explore the mystery that’s dancing within the soul…

  2. Music can set you free

  3. Beautiful art and very beautifully expressed sentiments, I think we all crave from music to give us those soulful goosebumps!

    Happy New year to you! ๐Ÿ˜€

  4. Beautifully said. Music is a physical as well as a soulful/spiritual thing. It’s alive. Great poem.

  5. bgbowers

    Fabulous ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. nokindofmagic

    “only then do I feel my spirit lifted”
    This is exactly how I review new music! By its ability to lift my spirit. Or to throw it against concrete wall. When I listen to the music, I switch off multi-tasking, just me wrapped in sound, with the booklet near for reference. And I don’t want to be too conservative, but I believe there’s a special circle of hell for the ones who invented digipacks ๐Ÿ˜€

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