Poems & Lyric Texts


My Words + Your Art = New Possibilities!

Notice: All texts in these documents are solely the work and property of Kathryn I. W. Sparks and may be used only with explicit permission from and credit to the author. No fees are charged for such use except as required by law or the regulations of third-party agreements.

Welcome, friends and fellow artists. Here for your perusal and potential collaborative use are a number of the poems and texts I’ve written, waiting to be transformed into further artworks by the addition of your musical compositions, performances, and other forms of shared art-making with me. Many of these have previously appeared on this blog, Art Colored Glasses (just search the blog for a distinctive phrase, in many instances, and you’ll find them) and those that have are always illustrated with my visual work, a characteristic and constant element of my blog posts, offering a further dimension that might inspire or pique your thinking as you expand upon the texts yourself.

You’ll find the text sets in both Word and PDF formats below, for your convenience. Please let me know if the links won’t open for you and I’ll do my best to share better.


Find a flicker of inspiration anywhere? Good. Cheers!

Text sets:

Alliterations All Over the Place Bad Business.13 Bad Business Dance Numbers.8 Dance Numbers Dark Dreaming.10 Dark Dreaming Elegies & Epitaphs.23 Elegies & Epitaphs Epitaphs for Idiots.79 Epitaphs for Idiots Fantasies, Fables & Fairytales.11 Fantasies, Fables & Fairytales Food Poems.25 Food Poems Human Nature is So Unnatural.66 Human Nature is So Unnatural Inspirational Stuff.61 Inspirational Stuff Limericks.18 Limericks Love Letters.35 Love Letters Lullabies & Nocturnes.29 Lullabies & Nocturnes On Art & Writing.39 On Art & Writing Opening Remarks.1 Opening Remarks Passages of Time & Age.25 Passages of Time & Age Religious.5 Religious Romances & Reveries.15 Romances & Reveries Scare Me If You Can.23 Scare Me If You Can Songs & Idylls.60 Songs & Idylls Tales of the Ridiculous.91 Tales of the Ridiculous Texiana.25 Texiana Vampire Stories.3 Vampire Stories Wonderfully Weird Creatures.3 Wonderfully Weird Creatures Young Daredevils.14 Young Daredevils Zoo Doings.16 Zoo Doings Alliterations All Over the Place.5


Let’s see what kinds of magic can happen when we go down this road together…