Wow... I thought that was poetry. Actually, just about all my poetry is self-therapy. Writing helps me sort things out.
Hello... poetic beauty certainly identifies with who I am as an individual. therapy indeed ... right down to the depths of anyone soul.
Me too., Zantad. And Sassypoetic. Poetry speaks to parts of beyond the words in the meter and rhythm. When there is urgency or pain or joy it lands on a level that changes me and maybe others.
my poetry has been therapy for me ........ coming out of a series of incidents in my life that had me so very stresssed!!! writing poetry helps me to move on with my life.
I write poetry...and I'm beyond what any therapy can do to help.
Does that count?
Most of the poetry I write is therapeutic---it helps me sort out what I am thinking and/or feeling
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 just wrote something like that. and I dont feel any better about it.
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 honestly believe that it is a form of therapy. I open up and write of things that I rarely ever talk of. It's like a venting I think.
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.
Oh how I wish I could write poetry about the therapy that helped my write poetry therapeutically
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.
Everything I write has the quality of healing my inner screaming monkey, if that's what you mean.
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.
Yes, I agree with quite a few responders here. I write for therapy often. But, not all the time. Poetry seems to bubble up out of me and I MUST get it out. That, in itself is therapy
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