Poetry is difficult to understand and even more so composing them. Achieving freedom with few lines in verses is no mean task. The poet strives to paint rich imagery to illustrate various human emotions and experiences. It has to be eloquent, even while describing the most difficult emotions; no wonder, the poet has to search deeper to pick the appropriate words. A poet has to build a repository of vocabulary to enable the most complex expressions to convey their emotions in tune with the mood of a poem. Poetry encompasses the senses and beyond. Poetry is conceived in silence while wandering and absorbing the sensibilities of the most difficult emotions (the ones which are usually neglected due to their complexities and fear of repercussions from a society which is oblivious of such feelings or are unwilling to forego sentimental breakdown). Somehow, poets are losing the pulse of poetry; there’s been a feeble approach toward understanding the creative aspects of poetry. To make poetry invaluable, the poet has to craft them exquisitely; their intricately shaped facets should reflect emotions effectively. Poetry can be eccentric, but the language has to be fluent while speaking from the heart. Poetry triumphs against all odds and paves the way for the most difficult feelings to glide through in a dignified manner. It is the responsibility of the poet to make poetry a great reading and pushing them closer to the senses. A poet has to walk the most difficult and diverse paths to collect the most understated feelings; it’s a journey of looking back, meditating on the present, and also, anticipating the future. Poetry is personal but always rises above the self, to combine the emotions that are universally seeking a credible voice. The poet and their poetry will be valued for their relevance and dignified approach in communicating with life. The maturity of poetry makes it valuable and recognisable.
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Inspiring! You have put such a complex theory into words! I love reading poetry but never have the nerve to write my own. Goals for 2018, maybe?
Thank you so much. I am happy you feel a little inclined towards poetry. It’s a wonderful way to express feelings close to the heart. Would look forward to read some from you.
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Good point in all your wrote but I do agree with you here too “To make poetry invaluable, the poet has to craft them exquisitely; their intricately shaped facets should reflect emotions effectively. ” blessings
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Thank you, Donna