What is your definition of poetry?

RiverJordan


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.


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


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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