"Poetry is when an emotion has
found its thought and the thought"
has found words."
I had an epiphahy today. I was watching a sad moment in one of the shows I like to watch and it gave me insight to why I write poetry the way I do.
Answers to Life in Poetry Therapy
Poetry reading and writing has always been of great interest to many over the years, the decades, and the centuries. Poetry has been respected as a literary art all over the world, in all cultures, heritages, and languages.
I finally worked up the courage to attend an open mic event down the road from my apartment and I thought I would share my experience and maybe give some tips and advice for those of you nervous about attending a similar event or even about sharing your art.
"Poetry puts starch in your backbone so you can stand, so you can compose your life." ― Maya Angelou
Writing about dark emotions and even darker social commentaries can feel cathartic at times, but what does wallowing in those unpleasant feelings really help you on a personal level?
I am a poet.
I don't have any books published, but I am a poet. When I sit down to write, it's what comes easiest. The fiction I write often comes from poems or turns into poems or, at the very least, is poetic. I love poetry.
Modern poetry is largely written in free verse, a trend further popularized by most literary magazines straying away from fixed forms and rhymed work. However, even with the freedom brought with free verse, it’s still important to bring other poetic devices into your work.
If you’re reading this, there’s a good chance you’re a poet, or a writer of some type. If you’re not a poet, but enjoy reading poetry, then you are awesome and one of my favorite people in the world. There are not nearly enough people out there who are like you, enjoying poetry because it’s a pleasure to read.