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Poetry: 7 Picturesquish Quotes & Sayings
Poetry is connected with musical traditions dating back to our religious periods. The musicality of poetry is enhanced by the use of alliterations, assonance, onomatopoeia and rhythm, which produces an incantatory effect.
Our religious days predates the presence of literacy, just as poetry predates the presence of literacy. For instance, we have a record of the ancient writings of the Vedas dating from 1700-1200 BC; together with the Odyssey which dates from 800-675 BC.
Poems was the source of stories about histories, prayers, politics and wars because it was an easy way to preserve and memorize the essence of cultures days gone by. Poems were sung or spoken out aloud.
Poetry is not only about the beauty found in the words of one’s language, but also the beauty expressed in a moment of time. Poetry is also an affirmation of a mind in a certain way.
Poetry eluded me in secondary school as it eluded me my whole life until nine months ago. They say poetry happens when nothing can happen. That’s what happened to me. My emotions found my thoughts. Poetry found me.
These past months, words became my brushstroke that spoke of the silence. Springing a rainbow of colours that enabled me to not only speak on one level, but to speak on many levels simultaneously, giving me a sense of freedom I haven’t felt for some time coming.
To you, the four-year-old within, there is a poet awaiting who wants to sing, dance and paint. Let these gathered quotes merge and fulfil the unsaid longing.
.....Poetry is the rhythmical creation of beauty in words....— Edgar Alan Poe
..Poetry is the painting which is heard but not seen....— Leonardo Da Vinci
...Music is the poetry of the air....— Anonymous
...Poetry is painting that speaks.....— Plutarch
....Poetry is the art of uniting pleasure with truth ...— Samuel Johnson
....Poetry is when an emotion has its thought and the thought has found words....— Robert Frost
....Poetry is a deal of joy, pain and wonder with a dash of the dictionary ...— likesuccess.com
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Poetry to me
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