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Why do people create poetry?

  1. andrew savage profile image60
    andrew savageposted 5 years ago

    Why do people create poetry?

  2. dksuttle profile image79
    dksuttleposted 5 years ago

    Writing poetry stretches your soul.  Poetry is the shortest distance between two points.  Sparse poetry, my favorite kind, uses a few (very few) words to express an emotion, describe an event, touch your heart, pull your hair, soothe a loss, bring on grief, relieve loneliness, point out a truth.  Writing it connects your conscious mind with your unconscious mind and helps you find the meaning of the situation.

  3. Unabridged profile image59
    Unabridgedposted 5 years ago

    Humans have an innate desire to create art of all forms. We dance, sing, write, act, perform musically as part of an ensemble or as a soloist, we engage in ancient forms of swordplay that delineates its artifice, we paint, we take photographs of the world and all it's opulence, elegance, and beauty, and essentially express our individuality or faith in any way that may reflect our relationship to the Devine and the mundane. Why? Because we desire to understand who we are and connect to our purpose, we will create. And, from my Christian perspective, we do so because the creator resides within us, inspiring us to honor Him with our aptitudes.

  4. Richard Craig profile image76
    Richard Craigposted 5 years ago

    I enjoy writing poetry because it's an expressive medium.  It can be a challenge trying to convey a message or meaning using specific words and formats.  Not to mention that people enjoy reading it.

  5. duffsmom profile image61
    duffsmomposted 5 years ago

    Poetry can be a complete story in just a few lines or stanzas.  Poetry gives the writer the ability to lay out a story with words, and set the tone for the story by the rhyming scheme.  It is a marvel really that so much can be said in such a short form. 

    I think people often use poetry as a catharsis, to take the feelings bottled up in side and put them out on paper. It can be very helpful.

  6. viveresperando profile image75
    viveresperandoposted 5 years ago

    For me it is about  a specific moment, trying to capture the emotions of the moment and expressing it.  It never ceases to amaze me how some of my poetry is interpreted by others also.  I know what I felt at the moment, I capture it like a coded journal and then when others make comments sometimes I just smile, because no, that is not what I was trying to express, but it is nice to listen to what others actually hear as we read the same words.  Sometimes the are quite similar, sometimes they vary greatly.  But the author, is the one which truly knows what they were trying to express at that moment.  It is also very helpful to learn how to express oneself so the actual message one wants to send out will be heard.  I find it as a great tool to help expressing myself.

  7. Diana Lee profile image81
    Diana Leeposted 5 years ago

    For me writing poetry has been a great release of emotion to ease struggles found in life or to calm the grief from losing a loved one. The least amount of words used to state a point, the better.

  8. jlpark profile image88
    jlparkposted 5 years ago

    For me it was always a way to say what I couldn't to anyone else.  I've not written a poem in many years now - which is a good thing - I wrote 500+ poems from the view of an angsty, suicidal teenager.  Something I am not now.  Not angsty, nor sucidal, errr...nor a teenager (man, now I feel old).

    It was some way of getting out what I needed.  They were fairly dark, but accurately portrayed what I was feeling - about life, and about myself, at the time.

    Occasionally it was frustration at hatred I encountered - not necessarily at me - but at things I had an inkling I would grow to understand better and felt offended that someone would be so bigoted and hateful about a group of people (and yes, I grew to understand MUCH better...)

    It probably saved my life more than once.  I would write instead of doing. Though, I've looked back at some of them - and i know it's egotistical but...some of them were bloody good!

  9. ahorseback profile image77
    ahorsebackposted 5 years ago

    Andrew poetry wasn't invented
    by man
    Poetry came to him and then said
    "let me take  your hand"

    "You are having trouble emoting aren't you?
    its writing you need to do
    So try writing in rhyme
    what else can you do"

  10. kasshoggi profile image62
    kasshoggiposted 5 years ago

    Poetry in itself is a great way to tell a story, explain a situation or get answers done quickly without having to use so many words. itt allows you express yourself without trying to please anyone but just to tell it as it is!

  11. padmendra profile image45
    padmendraposted 5 years ago

    Sometime you are not able to express feelings of your heart in a way you want. At such stage, a  poetry constructed by you is a tool to convince the true feeling of your heart. Everyone can not create poetry, only those who are deeply attached to their emotions can deliver a poetry and sometime, a touching poetry which can shake up any one's heart.