What is poet?

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  1. mkrandhawa profile image60
    mkrandhawaposted 7 years ago

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    An unhappy person who conceals profound anguish in his, but whose lips are so formed that as sighs and cries pass over them they sound like beautiful music.

    1. sofs profile image81
      sofsposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Why doesn't the expression of happiness and ecstasy figure in your definition of  a poet.

      Hey, I love happy poets.. smile

    2. wayseeker profile image92
      wayseekerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      A poet is anyone who decides to play with words to express his or her thoughts and feelings.  As the Poetic Fool mentions, this covers the span of human experience and areas of interest.  It also covers the span of human ability.  That is, just because you play around with words does not necessarily mean you write poetry well.  But then, everyone has to start somewhere, and, after all, it's the journey that matters.

      I fully believe that everyone should be a poet, though there are some who never take the time or have never been introduced to its joys.

    3. profile image0
      jami l. pereiraposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Read my short article titled "FOR THE LOVE OF POETRY", it will tell you exactly what poets and poetry are all about , and if that does not apease you then there are many , more on my page to choose from that will tell you ... not all poets and poems are reflective of sadness , only the most excellant poems of all time derive of sadness and dispair , one such arthur (in fact  my favorite) wrote a book of over 600 pages of happiness ... A.A. Milne , my favorite author and poet , and if you do not know who he is he is the arthor of "winnie ~ ther~ poo . and yes , "ther" actually goes there not , "the" becasue "pooh" is a boy bear , good luck and have a wonderful day smile .Signed...the pathetically sad poet  sad lol

    4. Ben Evans profile image70
      Ben Evansposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      A dance on the ground
      is an idulgense of the feet
      as they swirl in the sand
      and twirl around to repeat.

      As a child I know
      the green of the tree
      blurs with the sky
      in a coalesced scenery.

      As my heart beats fast
      I see the earth rock
      while I lie on the groundd
      waiting for the motion to stop.

      I smile and think
      my life had been anewed
      with a beautiful thought
      and unhappiness echewed.

      1. Ben Evans profile image70
        Ben Evansposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        oops

        correction ==========> indulgence

  2. mkrandhawa profile image60
    mkrandhawaposted 7 years ago

    But Unhappy poet make the poems with the pure emotions also happy poets do this.But unhappy make you feel how he feel.

    1. sofs profile image81
      sofsposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Who says so??.. Pure emotions can be happy and exhilarating smile

    2. recommend1 profile image68
      recommend1posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      That is only for you, if you are unhappy then unhappy poetry will strike a chord for you.  I am only happy, visit me ( alternate poet ) and see if I can't touch you with a bit of happiness and love smile

  3. profile image0
    Poetic Foolposted 7 years ago

    Poetry covers the entire spectrum of human emotion from despair and anguish to the heights of ecstasy!  Sure, there is a lot of sad poetry out there but sadness is a large part of the human experience.  Likewise, so is happiness and ecstasy.  Read some Emily Dickinson and see how elated she is and with what joy she writes of nature itself.  All kinds of poets are out there you just have to look a little!

  4. psycheskinner profile image82
    psycheskinnerposted 7 years ago

    Um, there is more than one way to be a poet, perhaps even as a person who is female (gasp) and happy!

  5. Mark Ewbie profile image87
    Mark Ewbieposted 7 years ago

    A poet is someone who makes things rhyme,
    He, er, thinks of words and if there is time,
    He'll put them down on the paper - line after line
    And then at the end he probably spends a lot of thinking trying to finish off with a bang.

    Not my best effort, but I have recently written a three page Kindle book called "My Best Poems" available for $14.99.

  6. The Suburban Poet profile image80
    The Suburban Poetposted 7 years ago

    A poet can feel your pain
    And express his own
    He has an opinion
    And will stand alone
    He will tell of things
    He thinks in the night
    He only cares
    About what is right
    He will make you think
    About life and who you are
    It may be painful
    It may open an old scar
    You will know by his words
    That his mind does burn
    And even if you disagree
    You will soon return
    Because he will tell you
    The truth as only he can
    And in this world of rhyme
    Only the strong will stand

    1. schoolgirlforreal profile image81
      schoolgirlforrealposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      awesome smile

  7. R.S. Hutchinson profile image82
    R.S. Hutchinsonposted 7 years ago

    In order to know what is a poet, one must first know what is a poem.

    1. schoolgirlforreal profile image81
      schoolgirlforrealposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      unless you're a natural..

  8. leroy64 profile image83
    leroy64posted 7 years ago

    Someone explained it to me like this once:  A writer plays with words to tell a story. A poet plays with the images attached to those words, just because.  I like the debate going on in the responses.  Good question.

  9. psycheskinner profile image82
    psycheskinnerposted 7 years ago

    A poet is someone who created poems wink

    1. R.S. Hutchinson profile image82
      R.S. Hutchinsonposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      touche (with a little mark over the "e")

  10. schoolgirlforreal profile image81
    schoolgirlforrealposted 7 years ago

    Poetry falls and drips from my lips
    Carressing the page
    releasing my rage
    the firey dreams of passionate love making
    enfold
    on the pages
    of my writing book
    Oh to be full of emotion
    and able to express my devotion
    with words
    subtle and direct
    leaving my thoughts always erect

  11. Ben Evans profile image70
    Ben Evansposted 7 years ago

    The moon cuts the cloud
    creating a silver disk in black cotton.
    It is said three is a crowd.
    Nightmares sense something ill gotten.

    Tell a tale if you will
    of the air which is staid
    with a smell of swill
    and the mess that it made.

    So take a bow to the song
    in the stars laid in a row.
    This whole soiree went wrong
    right from the get go.

 
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