I have had a long time feeling that my best work has always been that which is directed by text (sometimes that is vocal music sometimes it is not). Now one would think that this would direct me to write more music for voice. This has actually not been the case. The act of taking text and setting it scares the living daylights out of me every time I attempt to do it.
A great text will sing itself... but I almost feel like an impostor, or at least a defiler, every time I try and do something vocal (or text driven).
And yet, I am drawn to vocal music more than anything else.
Sometime soon I will get up the gumption to visit my poetry books and proceed to pounce all over someone else's words.