As it were;
"The difference between music and poetry, is that when you listen to music, you can audibly hear the melodious and harmonious notes behind the lyrics, being instrumental or vocal."
"One cannot acquire the same substance through poetry as music. The two are not interchangeable."
Google, define music for me.
1. Vocal or instrumental sounds (or both) combined in such a way as to produce beauty or form, harmony, and expression of emotion.
Google, define poetry for me.
Literary work in which special intensity is given to the expression of feelings and ideas by the use of distinctive style and rhythm.
What's that thing people say?
Beauty in the eye of the beholder?
When I read poetry,
My heart soars through memories; of my own, of others, of dreams and realities just as vividly as when I listen to songs I've heard from the past.
When I write poetry,
My mind is free, yet grounded to travel to someone's hypothetical front door and give them a piece of it-whether good bad or indifferent-in the same sense as a singing a song.
When I listen to music,
My heart's ears are tickled, irritated, caressed and humiliated just as strongly as when I hear spoken word or slam.
When I write music, or give somebody a piece of the deepest part of me by having them listen to a song about them, it's synonymous to the ideals conveyed by my poetry.
Poets and Musicians alike paint pictures--aren't they artists? Aren't poetry, music, and art all the same? I'll save the further expounding for another time.
Maybe I can't say for you,
But personally, to me-
Poetry is music,
And music is poetry.
Just a response to those who think music is greater than poetry, or vice versa.