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Poetry Expression Blog
Metrical writing - lost - gained. Sometimes. Is there
something to be learned?
Words to digest. Ideas to express. Freedom of printed
emotion. Explanation of devotion. There is a place
you can go, to move from despair. It may be found
in a poem. A verse. A Quatrain. Or in the air.
Why Poetry? Why not the dullness of words strewn
together for the sake of expressing a simple or
complex thought. You can find this word gathering
everywhere. But poetry, not so easy - Not found just
anywhere - So few good poets lounging around,
writing, while burping up great thought. Searching
for good poetry is more difficult than moon walking
in the dark.
There must be more to our reading experience.
Enter - poetry. Wordsmithing. A soothing slap on
the cheek with a simple word full of perfume. Can
you smell it? Awe, do it again. Slap me with the
scent of a horse drawn carriage. Or perhaps you
can pull my ears until I no longer hear the sounds of
your last tweet. Go away, give me poetry or give me
the death of plain words.
Poems, heavy in foreboding sarcasm. Poems,
satirical stories. But always soothing and easy to
absorb and splendid to import.
Poetry - rhyme, cadence, imaginative awareness,
language chosen for its sound, meaning and rhythm.
This is dictionary terminology. It helps but falls far
short of a poet's expression of laying words end to
end in order to accomplish horrifying drivel to
Can you rope poetry? Yes you can, but you must use
a lasso made form syllogistic syllables. Not easy
when you are riding horse bucking language carved
from the articulated hoofs stomping at the base of
inverted vowels. But fun, none the less.