inertia (spoken word)

Hey guys! So, I haven’t done any spoken word stuff for a little while, because I’ve been trying to work on this piece, and procrastinating on this piece, and it was just a whole mess. Anyway, it’s here now, and I really like how it turned out! I don’t know if it’s a bit too weird and experimental, I was just trying out some new things, who knows if they worked. Anyway, if you want you can check out the original post here.

“Skytrain Acceleration FS.wav” is by Sailor55. It was found here and used according to this license. And the rest is under public domain!

a letter to my younger self (spoken word!!)

So, I’ve been really trying to get back into making spoken word stuff again, and it’s been going well so far! This is one of my favourite poems I wrote of late, so over the weekend, I decided to record and edit it into this piece, and I’m super proud of how it turned out! I got really funky with the reverbs, and I can’t tell if it’s too much or not, but I had fun with it anyway. You can check out the original post here.

Oh! So, as I write this it’s actually really late at night on the 30th, but as you’ll be reading this, it’ll be the first day of 2021. Last year, I think I wrote a whole special New Year’s post at 1am, after consuming one too many sugary beverage, which undoubtedly aged like fine wine. This year, I don’t want to humiliate myself, should we have a second pandemic or something, so I’m gonna refrain from that. But anyway, hopefully 2021 will surprise us, and good luck, future-readers, with your first day of the new year!


All sound effects are under the public domain. Song is “Starling” by Podington Bear. It is found here, and used according to this license.

tomorrow (spoken word!)

Hey guys! So, this has been a long time coming, because I am the queen of procrastination. But finally, at long last, I present to you the “tomorrow” spoken word track! I’m really proud of this one, and I’m gradually accumulating footage for a video, which I’m hoping to put out soon, but no promises. (See the thing about procrastination.)

Honestly, working on this poem has been kind of a lifeline for me. It’s not been great in my brain of late–which isn’t abnormal, I always tend to get really bummed out around Christmas and New Year’s, and obviously everything going on in the world right now isn’t helping. So I hope this piece can offer you the same relief it gave me.

By the way, as I write this it’s the 21st, but when you read this it’ll be Christmas day. So if you celebrate it, Merry Christmas, and if you don’t, I hope you have a wonderful day. ❤

Lots and lots of love,

Lorna


If you want to read the written version, you can find that here.

The backing song is “Aria” and is from musopen.org. It is under public domain, as are all sound effects used in this track, which were found on freesound.org. 🙂

be okay (draft)

So, I haven’t done anything spoken word related in quite a while. (Since the beginning of quarantine, I think.) I’m in the bad habit of procrastinating from things that challenge me out of fear of failure, and generally sabotaging myself creatively. And also, honestly, I had a lot going on personally, and I think it was probably good to take a break. But I really miss editing audio, and it’s super close to my heart. So recently, I dusted off this old recording from a few months ago, of a poem I wrote, and played around with it, and made a little spoken word track. It’s in no way perfect, and I’ll probably change it later–but for now, this is what I’ve got.

I’m hoping to do more stuff like this in the future, and I’m working on a video for this right now, which is super exciting! Like I said, this is very messy, but I hope you like it anyway.

All sounds are in the public domain. Poem by me, and very messy ukulele also by me. (It’s not much, but I’m still learning, so, uh, cut me some slack. Like I said, hopefully much more impressive things coming soon.)

rot (spoken word)

trigger warning: self-harm. crisis lines are here if you need them.

I write a lot of poetry about feeling numb because honestly, although I try really hard to make sure I write about different topics, and don’t repeat myself too often–but at the same time, when something’s on my mind, it tends to get written down at some point. However, this is one of my favourite depression/numbness poems I’ve written as of yet. It’s really late as I write this, and I used up my last brain cell mixing this piece frantically and cursing myself for not getting it done sooner, but the general point is that I’m proud of this piece. 🙂

Lots of love,

dragonwritesthings

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