Poetry is…

Poetry is…

“writing that formulates a concentrated imaginative awareness of experience in language chosen and arranged to create a specific emotional response through meaning, sound, and rhythm”

(defintion from merriam-webster.com )

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“Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words.”

Robert Frost

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“A poet’s work is to name the unnameable, to point at frauds, to take sides, start arguments, shape the world, and stop it going to sleep.” 

Salman Rushdie

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“Poetry is the rhythmical creation of beauty in words.”

Edgar Allan Poe

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6 thoughts on “Poetry is…

  1. Poetry also takes mega amounts of work! My daughter is a poet. She won numerous awards in college. I had the opportunity to hear two US poets speak while she attended Cedar Crest. Wish I could remember who they were!

  2. I like poetry, too, and especially take pleasure in nature poems.

    The quotations of Robert Frost and Edgar Allen Poe I hold true.
    I like your beautiful wintry garden photo, it emanates so much calmness…

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