Why is poetry important to you?
Expressing the Soul
Poetry is how a person expresses their inner heart in an attempt to connect to other human beings. In my eyes there is s significant difference between some one saying "this is something I wrote" and this is a "poem". A poem is a great way to send a message to a diverse audience without having to be as detailed as prose.
From an academic perspective:
“Poem (Po-em) n. A verbal composition characterized by the use of condensed language chosen for its sound and suggestive power and by the use of literary techniques such as meter and metaphor. [<Gk. Poiema, a creation]” pg639 The American Heritage Dictionary, Third edition
“Song n. 1.a. A brief composition written for singing. B. The act or art of singing… 2. A melodious utterance… 3.a. Poetry A lyric poem…” pg778 The American Heritage Dictionary, Third edition
I see poetry as a creation that requires a tremendous amount of mental and emotional energy to project the vision in the heart and mind of the reader as it is inspired within the author. As a poet, I know how clear my mind has to be to organize the message and idea in a pleasing for for my reader.
I see poetry as a means to give other people pleasure by showing a person how much you appreciate them by taking the time to write your feeling out for them. In these days people are so fast with text messages and emails, a poem from a loved one now should have significantly more value. From personal experience, I enjoy the appreciation that people show me when I share my poetry with them because they know my intention is to remind them that they are special as a person and special to me.
Poetry is important to me because my dream is to be the greatest poet for peace and love in this generation. Traveling around the world reading poems and having people applaud after each one. Being able to help other people by inspiring them to go after their dreams and goals. Life is about trying to live the dream and being the greatest love and peace poet would make my dream come true. We will see what happens.
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