As a frustrated poet, I tend to look for poetry everywhere. Now you ask what it has to do with why I love Bangtan? I only have one word for it:
They scream poetry. I don’t have to look hard to see that in them. It’s like an innate aura that radiates from them individually—and together, like the celestial bodies above, they light up the whole universe.
When you look up the word in the dictionary, it says: “having an imaginative or sensitively emotional style of expression”.
I fell in love with BTS music before I really get to know their names and faces and some non k-pop fans be like: “HOW CAN YOU FELL IN LOVE WITH SOMETHING YOU DON’T EVEN UNDERSTAND?” Listen up, yo! (turn up! turn up! 😂) Music is meant to be felt. Sounds are meant for the ears. It’s a simple logic called common sense. Anyway, I can’t understand myself most of the times either but I still love me. Hahahaha! What I’m saying is, there’s this thing called “learning”. I can study Hangeul. I’m gonna be trilingual then! Yes, go me!!! (as if it’s easy lol)
Now, I’m going to expound what poetic means.
EXPRESSIVE AND ARTISTIC
If you’re going to give their videos a chance, you will see the conviction in their faces as they sing and dance. You will see real sweat and perseverance; smiles and enjoyment. They express themselves well.
I love how their appearances change depending on the song. By appearance, it doesn’t end in their looks and clothes. By appearance, I meant the way they move.
They are very artistic when it comes to their music videos. I love how their dance moves are so unique and you can really tell the signature steps in every song. What’s more interesting about them is that not all of them are good dancers. I was like “are you kidding?”. The first time I saw their dance practice videos, I thought they are real dancers! They are all so in sync. Choreography is 💯💯 I guess it really do you good when you work hard for something; when you practice so hard you turn into a pro. Isn’t that inspiring?
FIGURATIVE AND SYMBOLIC
SPRING DAY. This is probably my ultimate fave. “Is it you who changed or is it me?” I love how they symbolized youth and adulthood with the train leaving, emptied Omelas, a pile of laundry and shoes hanging up on a tree. Them being together as a youth then one by one, they left. This shows that people really come and go. But sooner or later, they all get there to adulthood. We will all get there. I love it so much I wrote a poem about it.
BLOOD, SWEAT AND TEARS. This is probably the most biblical music video I’ve ever seen (not that I’ve seen much in my life don’t attack me 😂)
When I first saw it, I wondered why it looks so Greek. All those sculptures really did give me this Parthenon vibe. So, I did my research. That includes these things:
If you’re familiar with Greek Mythology, Icarus story is probably one of the best known there is.
Translation: I say unto you: one must still have chaos in oneself to be able to give birth to a dancing star.
It is from the book: The Portable Nietzsche by Friedrich Nietzsche
AAAAH! THE METAPHORS ARE SO ON POINT! I have read a lot of theories about the music video and my mind just couldn’t grasp all the ideas at once. I think it is well thought out. I was mind blown. SOBRANG GALING!
The most written well theory I saw online is from Quora. It is a long read but it’s worth it, No time wasted.
You can tell that I really love the album You Never Walk Alone. Here are the lyrics that really get through my soul.
“The morning will come again because no darkness, no season can last forever.”
아침은 다시 올 거야 어떤 어둠도 어떤 계절도
I’m still standing here with my eyes closed
Lost between the deserts and oceans
I’m still wandering
Where should I go
눈을 감고 아직 여기 서 있어
사막과 바다 가운데 길을 잃고서
여전히 헤매고 있어
어디로 가야 할지
I knew these small feathers would become wings
I knew the wings would make me fly
I had that faith
이 작은 깃털이 날개가 될 것이고
그 날개로 날아보게 해줄 거란
믿음, 신념 가득 차 있었어
A SUPPLEMENTARY STORY: YOU NEVER WALK ALONE
These wings came from pain
But they are wings headed for the light
Though it’s hard and it hurts
If I can fly, I will fly
이 날개는 아픔에서 돋아났지만
빛을 향한 날개야
날아갈 수 있다면 날 테야
BEAUTIFUL AND ELEGANT
Let the photos speak. My words won’t give them justice.
Will you now welcome me with open arms, A.RM.Y.s? 😂😍 I haven’t been a fan for so long. I’m just trying to be lowkey. I didn’t expect to be this attached to them. It’s intrinsic. It just happened. Idk. But it’s hard to fangirl over them in silence now especially with the upcoming Billboard Music Awards. (Especially when your friends started to be head over heels to them now as well) If we are mutuals on Twitter, annyeong! If we’re not and you don’t feel the “K-Pop” vibe, then I’m sorry—my twitter, my tweets; my playlist, my preference.
To anyone who’s gonna comment that they are gay and call them whatever shits you can think of, I’m reporting/blocking/suing. They didn’t train for YEARS just to be degraded and insulted like that. THEY. DON’T. DESERVE. IT.
Just so you know, you can dislike something without hating it. You can dislike something without dissing it. Be nice.
May you win the Top Social Artist award, Bangtan! 화이팅!!