I understand.. It's something like journaling, bringing up issues in one's life that's unresolved. Writing about your feelings or whatever happen in your life helps take you to a place of forgiveness and healing.
I began writing completely out of the blue at about my 50 th year just as a way to deal wih the stuff inside, having always been one to internalize everything and keep it to myself. There is no better way to deal with life, love or loss.
I find that when you write your thoughts or problems that making them more artistic and poetic sometimes helps more than just writing them down. Try turning it into a poem or a short story, maybe invent a character with the same problem. . .
yep poetry does help, sort the brain out at times.
it has no rules, my doesn't any way. I just spill it out onto the page,and maybe edit at times. It's something that is not forced, for me, is extremely therapeutic. I love to read any poetry as well, mostly i enjoy all poetry.
I have these random nights where all of a sudden I have to write. Sometimes is a story and sometimes it's poetry, but no matter what it is I can't think of anything else until I get it on paper. I know all writing is therapeutic, not just poetry and I agree that it most definitely helps sort my brain out
i agree there have been nights that i've found myself just sitting up in the middle of the night wanting to write, or just wake up in the middle of the night writting something. i keep a note pad by my bed for that reason. To me writing poetry or any other form of writing for that matter, is a sense of emotional release, that i feel i can' t tell others. there are time when i point blank just write a letter address to the person i have some sort of feelings for, then throw it away later, i have written when i needed to get out therefore it was no longer inside me.
Poetry for therapy is rarely poetry in my opinion. Most of it is emotional, we can relate to it, it pours out what we have inside and it is ok in many ways of course as a means of communicating deep thoughts and feelings - BUT I am not sure that it is poetry.
I read many hubs that are informative and emotional that appear to be written as poetry but only 'look' like. I do not subscribe to the view that poetry MUST be metrical or any other strict view but a poem must surely carry more meaning than the words themselves to qualify as poetry?
All my poetry is therapy. It beats poking myself in the eye with a sharp stick. Writing lets me rant and rave ad nauseam about all the bullshit in my life without there being any real physical consequences. It also helps me put things into perspective because I have to actually think about it all while I'm trying to make it rhyme. If I couldn't vent through my writing, I'd probably be in prison.
I am feeling a bit guilty about the telling of secrets needing to be told, those of past experiences twisted by life. Most of those people are gone that it would matter to , so I guess it's all for myself though.
Poetry is often carefully crafted words. However as we write often what is inside is revealed in words. I don't write poetry in the name of therapy, however, I often find out about myself through the words after they are written.
I believe that art is therapy. I paint, I draw, knit, write, or arts and crafts. Without life there would be no art. Even those who write to just write research, and draw insperation from life. So life is art. "Look at my journey" is the battle cry of all artists.
I have some real issues writing poetry. I love reading it and I would love to write it beyond a second grade level, but I keep getting stuck and it never conveys what I originally had planned. What do you find helpful?...
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