my fair lady
Whom to her owns
the words of my soul.
Poetry seems to be a lot of things nowadays; it could be a sonnet, a haiku, a thought…it doesn’t even have to rhyme anymore! With such an expanding definition of ‘poem’ it seemed right to describe its meaning with a poem, namely my brother’s work. 🙂
Simply put, poetry is an expression of human in any way possible. If it means not using standard English and deconstructing the little we have of grammar? Oh Kay…What if you wanted to write a continuous thought, no matter where it takes you like the night stroll of Continuum? Eh….as long as your poetry captures your ‘concentrated imaginative awareness’ through ‘meaning, sound and rhythm’, anything goes.
The reasons people write is almost as varied as the art form itself. As for poetry, there are three backbones:
- To state an argument
- Bring out an emotion
- Tell a story
Do you see any variations when you write or read poetry? Why does it remind you of that? Comment on any of your ideas of the final truth if you dare in the comment section.