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 )


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

Robert Frost


“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


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

Edgar Allan Poe


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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