One of the most romantic forms of self-expression is poetry. It can also be one of the most difficult, which is probably why many people shy away from it. While most anyone can come up with a few lines that rhyme, writing poems that flow well, have a good rhythm and are a true inspiration can seem like something only a true artist can accomplish.
Digging the treasures of poetry may not be easy for most readers but its very important to understand how to make sense of it to our world. By knowing the essence of poetry we will see the light of life of reading priceless poems. Poems are not just for reading it but living it.
Daily chores and activities often get in the way of living a happy and fulfilling life. For most people the routine is the same: wake up, go to work/school, come home, have dinner, relax, go to sleep, repeat. While there are often other sprinkles of activities thrown into the mix, they are sometimes just as mundane as any other daily task. To truly grasp everything life has to offer, consider this. Poetry has been around for centuries and is highly praised by literary professionals.
What comes to your mind when you hear the word poetry? I can guess for you think of a love poem, an artist or some piece of words with rhyming words. The real definition of poetry is that it is a written literary work in verses of high quality showing imagination and deep feelings with elegant and beautiful quality.
In our current world of the 21st century many people do not embrace the importance of poetry as it was in the day of Romeo and Juliet. Back then people expressed their emotions through the words of poetry. Poetry comes as an inspirational element to the human heart since it soothes the heart and the mind. So let us now talk poetry in terms of its importance to the society, imagine yourself sitting in a room and a person is reciting sweet words from lines in a poem, it feels so inspiring and evens draws out emotions from within you.
How many people know the techniques on how to write a poem or basically poetry? Many will tell that you have to have lines of rhyming and metaphorical words that when recited should create some rhythm. Let me teach you a few basic things on writing poetry that will be both educative and inspiring to both you and your audience. One, the poet must understand what the audience intends to hear from this poem, secondly, the writer should also determine what feelings will be triggered to the audience once they read that piece of work. Lastly, the writer must ensure that all the rules of writing poetry are followed to the letter to ensure that the poem written is authentic and has a flow of ideas.
Poetry is of great importance to the society as it teaches them about their cultural and linguistic history since poetry is as old as the human language. Secondly it teaches individuals on ways of expressing their emotions through art and artistic work.
The art of writing poetry is a particular language and a natural gift that belong to certain individual within the society. The individuals have the ability to express their intuitive ideas and feeling to members of the society in order to teach the culture, history and lingual origin of the involved community or society.
Everyone may not be a naturally gifted writer, but there is certainly an inner poet in everyone. T.S. Eliot published an entire poem called "The Waste Land" in 1922 all starting from his emotions about a calendar month. The poem begins "April is the cruelest month...", and from that phrase on he managed to write a literary masterpiece studied at universities across the world. Nobel prize in Literature was awarded to T.S. Eliot in 1948.
Poetry is the art of expressions, paintings in words, allowing the writer to get the feelings of catharsis. Poems are written art that inspires us, give rhythm to our emotion, and put a beat to our words. This is why poetry is valuable. Poetry is proof of who we are, what we are about, how we feel, and why. Poetry can lift our spirits, heal our hearts, and transport us to foreign lands. Poetry can enlighten us to the view of others. It bridges time and space. It introduces us to the beat of an artist’s dream, lifts our spirits and carries us to where we want to be.
In a circle of writers, the poets are the brave artists who take the biggest risks. As the poet reads her epic piece concerning her late brother and their complex relationship, she lays bare her soul. She tells of emotions still so raw, in words confined by form yet flowing like a river.
She resented him, she admired him, adored him and despised him all of her life. Now that he is gone, she is the survivor to author the story of the two of them. From her prior poems, it was plain to see that her mother hadn't loved her, and clearly favored him. Or perhaps that was just her impression. Either way, she bore the scars of the legacy she and her brother shared until he suddenly passed. She never had a chance to say her peace, to express those feelings still trapped in her soul. Only poetry can set her free.
Bringing awareness to your spiritual nature and shedding light on the mystery of the spiritual realm is done through spiritual poetry. Poetry has a spiritual dimension. Writing spiritual poems allows the poet to experience the most useful exercise of soul. Words in spiritual poetry are entrance points into spiritual life.
Alvin A. Aquino
Alvin is a visionary poetic philosopher who seeks Enlightenment in life. Forging for a new way of understanding by sharing his personal experience and intuitive ideas for human development through creative pursuits.