A lover's words of sorrow?
A patriot's acts of boldness and bravery?
Or is it just a fool's few words of creativity?
I still ask, what is poetry?
Some cry while some laugh
Others like nothing but mockery!
Yet these people grab a quill and sit to write poetry.
So, what is poetry?
The rich man writes it,
And so does that kind Hobo.
But why do they write it, I do not know?
Is it just synchronizing words in rhyming ways?
Or is it a few good lines from a prolific writer's plays?
To me- it's my understanding of life and
A way to make people laugh at life's cruelty!
So to you, what is poetry?
| You really leave the reader thinking-which is really great. I love something that gets me thinking, and searching myself. To me, poetry is a way to get rid of unwanted emotions, to show the world your dark side, to make people laugh, and to express yourself. |
Once again, another great poem.
Keep em coming!
|| Posted on 2006-02-03 00:00:00 | by darkwinged | [ Reply to This ] || Interesting question. I liked your choice of words in your poem. It was pretty good. Poetry to me has always been a way to express myself, and want to use the words that..i've been wanting to use. Some of them just sound better when you read them instead of saying them I guess. But yeah, a way to express myself. Let it all out instead of throwing my journal across the room.||| Posted on 2006-02-02 00:00:00 | by inkpen | [ Reply to This ] || Really good, the constant questioning means the reader could take ages trying to answer them for themselves. I think its mearly creation wrapped up in syllabuls and this is one of my favourites.||| Posted on 2006-01-04 00:00:00 | by Smee | [ Reply to This ] || This is a really gooooooooood job. This certainly makes one think deep, and they'll ask themselves 'what is poetry?' The first stanza was the best. Then it dawned me, why isn't the rest equally good? But that doesn't matter, cause it has pulled the trick of bringing me, a thick-headed person into it. Thanks for sharing this.||| Posted on 2005-12-04 00:00:00 | by RyukiTZR | [ Reply to This ] || It was a good poem about poetry. Most people rarely do this. It was like a question of a question of a question. One of the questions we ask ourselves all the time. What is poetry? I liked it.|
|| Posted on 2005-12-02 00:00:00 | by Poeticprincess | [ Reply to This ] || WOW! This is great, I started writing poetry a couple months ago. I did not like it before, but when I tried, the words just came to me. i find that i write better depending on the mood I'm in. So i think poetry is our way of putting our feelings out there, or just expressing our creativity. It can be different for everyone. I'm glad you wrote this, the way you did it was so extraordinary. |
The first stanza was my favorite, so clever the way you started. It pulled me in.
|| Posted on 2005-11-30 00:00:00 | by PinkFairy | [ Reply to This ] || I often wonder the same question to myself. What is this thing that flows out of us, a stream of conscience or is it just a vivid imagation. A language of the heart or something beyond the natural. I don't know what poetry is? But your poem made me really think about it. I didn't mean to go on a rant about it, though. I think you did a great job. |
|| Posted on 2005-11-30 00:00:00 | by lynn7 | [ Reply to This ] || I loved it, and that is a great question, what is poetry. There is so much you could do with that simple question, and your poem adressed it perfectly. The only error I can really pick out would be 'quil' which is spelled 'quill' I believe but I am not sure. Still great job...keep it up I can't wait to read more.||| Posted on 2005-11-30 00:00:00 | by Lady Almira | [ Reply to This ] |