RiverJordan

What is your definition of poetry?


I was asked this at work,
*the brief awkward silence*
nerved and dumb founded,
I came up with nothing,
" the flowing of emotions into uh?-sspression "
I was struck hard,
couldn't voice a response,
I said " you cant really define it "
he ain't buy it,
obliterated,
I felt like a fake,
forsaked the very essence of which I seemingly try to illustrate,
now I feel heartached,
the pain rushed my eyes,
the grandeur of facade,
couldn't verbalize what I so very yearn into realization.


Poetry; the art spoken or written expressing volumes of intensity, whether be it mellow or heavy, subjective meaning.


The Sun rises, wind blows, leaves rustle and streams flow, eyes watch, skin feels, ears hear and feet dance in the rain of Poetry.


A thought an idea
To transport the mind
Captured before it’s forgotten
This for me is poetry
In beautiful language defined


Poetry is the art of our thoughts
Art is the beauty of existence


You see, That Willow, it never wanes -
Its branches, they do not wilt.
Those roots give life foundation,
And upon them, "We" are built.


A feeling which is out of place
Which with words I try to chase
An aching for painting, a past time, a need
Designing a rainbow, then watching it bleed


WHAT IS POETRY ? ANGELA & BRIAN ~ ACROSTIC
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P OETRY (MODERN) is any WORDS on any SUBJECT in any
O RDER ! And often without substance or sense
E VERYBODY can write Modern poetry in any language
T RY to write CLASSICAL POETRY with order & sense
Y OU could try HAIKU ~ SONNETS ~ ANAGRAMS etc !
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CLASSICAL POETRY is a DISCIPLINE
MODERN POETRY is Lazy Mans Poetry !


HAIKU ARE THE EASIEST FORM OF CLASSICAL POETRY ~ ANGELA
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H AIKU (In ENGLISH 17 syllables) 5 7 5 ~ OK
A HAIKU must be about NATURE and a omplete POEM !
I LIKE to write HAIKU in English & other languages
K NOWING the rules enables one to
U NDERSTAND and WRITE HAIKU ~ BLESSINGS !
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The YELLOW DUCK swims
on the GREEN pond ~ the sky*s BLUE
why are the clouds WHITE ?
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Yonder is the uncharted degrees,
as is the majestic valleys,
special to the harborer of such,
the reaching is boundless


ACROSTICS ~ BRIAN ~ BEST FORM OF POETRY !
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A CROSTICS limit the length of a POEM
C OS the number of lines is the length of the word
R EMEMBER ~ Poems can be too LONG ~ never too SHORT
O NE letter = ONE line !
S O ~ A-C-R-O-S-T-I-C-S forms a perfect OCTET !
T HANKFULLY *ACROSTICS* dont have to RHYME ~ SO
I THINK even you Grandma could write one !
C OULD You please ask her ~ and post it next week
S O Endeth my last answer to *What is Poetry ?*
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By the way ~ Just askin* ~ WHAT IS POETRY ?



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