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Poets, Poems, Poetry... are for IMBECILES
"A poem begins with a lump in the throat. " --Robert Frost
"You can't write poetry on the computer. " --Quentin Tarantino
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What is Poetry?
Here's an almost accurate definition of poetry from Wikipedia.
"Poetry (from the Greek "ποίησις", poiesis, a "making") is a form of literary artlanguage is used for its aesthetic and evocative qualities in addition to, or in lieu of, its apparent meaning. Poetry may be written independently, as discrete poems, or may occur in conjunction with other arts, as in poetic drama, hymns or lyrics. in which
Poetry, and discussions of it, have a long history. Early attempts to define poetry, such as Aristotle's Poetics, focused on the uses of speech in rhetoric, drama, song and comedy. Later attempts concentrated on features such as repetition, verse form and rhyme, and emphasized the aesthetics which distinguish poetry from prose.From the mid-20th century, poetry has sometimes been more loosely defined as a fundamental creative act using language. Read More"
" Poetry is not a turning loose of emotion, but an escape from emotion; it is not the expression of personality but an escape from personality. But, of course, only those we have personality and emotion know what it means to want to escape from these things." -- Emily Dickinson
What I like about Poetry.
I'm never much of a poet. The lines I think of or even write are sure fire examples for people not to listen to poetry. But I do love poetry. I like listening to poetry especially when read from the heart. I like to read poetry. I marvel at the interplay of words within words making so many meanings that a poem is a world in itself.
If a picture paints a thousand words... then a poem builds a world. Worlds of fantasy, pain, hell, heaven, laughter, solitude, loneliness, anger, neglect, damnation, faith, love, hate, heaven... the list goes on. Their is no other form of literature that can capture humanity in such few words.
In this hub I have featured the top four poems in my list. They have, in one way or another, reflect the way I look at life. It was pure delight when I found them being read this way. I'm sure all of you my readers will enjoy them.
So... Poetry, Poems, Poets... are for Imbeciles. If you believe this then you're one hell of an Imbecile!!!
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