As a keen reader and writer of poetry I've been asking this question on and off for years! I'll be writing a hub on the subject soon.There have been many fascinating attempts by different poets over the years to define poetry. I like this quote by Lawrence Ferlenghetti: Poetry is a naked woman, a naked man, and the distance between them. I'd love to hear your answers if you have them.
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Beautiful, as only a poet can express.
Great description. I can see it with my eyes flowing from there so awesome.
I see you are one with Basho the haiku master. A serene image, peaceful yet powerful. Jodah can I use this in my hub? Big congratulations for your recent award. Fully deserved.
Yes chef, feel free to use it in your hub.
You poetry is like music, Manatita.
And you heart enfolds a beauty and radiates much joy to all. Peace, my very sweet Sister Faith.
Thank you. I love the natural connection to music and the possibility for rhythm. Mystery is there too. I'd like to use your words in a hub if that's possible Manatita?
Thank you Chitrangada. Heart to heart and all stirred up! I like it.
OK thank you. I like the idea of creating feeling and the 'magic' related to that process. I'd like to include this definition in a hub I've written, if that's ok.
Thank you snakeslane. The combination of words and life...being distilled..fascinating idea. Can I use your definition in a hub? I almost see a wizard at work here.
Thank you. Some rich material here. I like the idea that the soul breathes in poetry. I would like to use your quote in a hub I'm writing - if that's ok with you.
Hi, it is very wonderful a description, something more than poetry. So nice an amazing portrayal of poetry. I love it.
I thought that I was good, Romeo. Now I see why you have that name. Peace Bro.
Thank you. Some fascinating material in there! By using the word knife do you mean as in surgery or as an action of cutting through? I'd like to use parts of your answer in a hub I'm creating?