You Need To Write Poetry
Start writing a post
Entertainment

You Need To Write Poetry

Poetry captures artistic expressions that other mediums fail to grasp.

34
You Need To Write Poetry
Elnathan John

Poetry connects individuals who live miles apart. Poetry reaches into the deepest pits of sorrow to extract a single fragment of meaning. Poetry radiates extreme happiness while reflecting the actual realities of the world. Poetry captures artistic expressions that other mediums fail to grasp.

According to Jane Hirshfield, a poet "can’t write an image, a metaphor, a story, a phrase, without leaning a little further into the shared world, without recognizing that your supposed solitude is at every point of its perimeter touching some other. You can’t read a poem—a good poem, at least—by someone else, and not recognize in their experience your own face. This is a continual reminder of amplitude, intimacy, and tenderness."

I could provide reason upon reason to defend poetry's importance, beauty, and impact. Many are unable to comprehend the written word's true power, and these unfortunate individuals suffer in a world of the unknown.

However, I feel that the world's most prolific poets and authors can express these sentiments in a more eloquent manner.

Long live poetry, and long live linguistic artistry.

"Poetry is what in a poem makes you laugh, cry, prickle, be silent, makes your toe nails twinkle, makes you want to do this or that or nothing, makes you know that you are alone in the unknown world, that your bliss and suffering is forever shared and forever all your own." ― Dylan Thomas

[rebelmouse-proxy-image https://media.rbl.ms/image?u=%2Ffiles%2F2017%2F02%2F13%2F636225494292932045-148195485_poetry-writing2.jpg%3Fitok%3DRRMfLD4p&ho=https%3A%2F%2Faz616578.vo.msecnd.net&s=745&h=1c9a200452e1728f018148d17a728e8eaf21fc126e1d92355710482f3c4fe677&size=980x&c=1037533552 crop_info="%7B%22image%22%3A%20%22https%3A//media.rbl.ms/image%3Fu%3D%252Ffiles%252F2017%252F02%252F13%252F636225494292932045-148195485_poetry-writing2.jpg%253Fitok%253DRRMfLD4p%26ho%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Faz616578.vo.msecnd.net%26s%3D745%26h%3D1c9a200452e1728f018148d17a728e8eaf21fc126e1d92355710482f3c4fe677%26size%3D980x%26c%3D1037533552%22%7D" expand=1 original_size="1x1"]

"Poetry is a language in which man explores his own amazement." – Christopher Fry


"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

"My role in society, or any artist or poet’s role, is to try and express what we all feel. Not to tell people how to feel. Not as a preacher, not as a leader, but as a reflection of us all." – John Lennon

"Don’t use the phone. People are never ready to answer it. Use poetry." ― Jack Kerouac


"To be a poet is a condition, not a profession." – Robert Frost

[rebelmouse-proxy-image https://media.rbl.ms/image?u=%2Ffiles%2F2017%2F02%2F13%2F6362255225717461291577360568_images%3Fq%3Dtbn%3AANd9GcRZgmoJklxdTJ4bMxH7m99DIjwD01Fb3TGpUVvC9t-bBZEAkZg-FQ&ho=https%3A%2F%2Faz616578.vo.msecnd.net&s=624&h=49570cbfcd1ad82fc66a1ddbb707bae37d735c272c539a3112b5f1cee25fcf28&size=980x&c=3374061566 crop_info="%7B%22image%22%3A%20%22https%3A//media.rbl.ms/image%3Fu%3D%252Ffiles%252F2017%252F02%252F13%252F6362255225717461291577360568_images%253Fq%253Dtbn%253AANd9GcRZgmoJklxdTJ4bMxH7m99DIjwD01Fb3TGpUVvC9t-bBZEAkZg-FQ%26ho%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Faz616578.vo.msecnd.net%26s%3D624%26h%3D49570cbfcd1ad82fc66a1ddbb707bae37d735c272c539a3112b5f1cee25fcf28%26size%3D980x%26c%3D3374061566%22%7D" expand=1 original_size="1x1"]
Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
Student Life

9 Things Tall People Are Tired Of Hearing

Yep. The weather is fine up here... I've totally never heard that before.

1952
pexels

Don't get me wrong, I absolutely LOVE being tall. Sometimes I even wish I was taller. One of the downsides of being tall however, is having to put up with ridiculous questions and statements. I can assure that all tall people are tired of being asked what the weather is like "up here", but here are a few other things we don't want to hear anymore.

Keep Reading... Show less
Student Life

30 Signs You're From Wisconsin

When you say Wisconsin, you've said it all!

6662

We truly love it here in the Badger State. Here are a few things Wisconsinites can relate to.

Keep Reading... Show less
Featured

Five Types Of People In Fall

From yummy pumpkin spice lattes to scary movies, fall has it all and then some.

3968
Destination Logan County Illinois

Oh fall, the most marvelous time of year...right? Every approaches fall differently, some pumpkin spice-tastically and some not so enthusiastically. We can't all be Autumn lovers, so here are five types of people in fall. Grab a cup of hot coca, sit back, and enjoy.

Keep Reading... Show less
https://unsplash.com/photos/XdbUsFkAwqA

If you're like me, by this time of year you're over summer. The beach, the sunshine, and the heat were all great, but now we're itching for blanket scarves, football, and pumpkin spice EVERYTHING! As the new season approaches, your relationship can benefit from some old traditional dates and some new fresh ideas! Here are a couple great date ideas for you and your boo to try out this fall.

Keep Reading... Show less
Student Life

Social Media Or Soul Media

To the generation that cares way too much about affirmation.

5786
Emma Smith
  • This semester I am taking the ever so famous class, Writing 101. Walking into it, I had heard the horror stories about each major assignment. I have to admit, it’s not a class that I am fond of. But, major assignment #2 got me thinking, we had to create a research question based off of a topic that we are interested in.

Two weeks prior, I watched a very interesting documentary on Netflix. Miss Representation was recommended to me by one of my friends and I have to say the topic is absolutely mind blowing. Social Media and Female Body Image. How Social Media makes girls see this unnatural perfection of ‘beauty’ that really doesn’t exist. But female body image isn’t the only thing affected by social media.

Keep Reading... Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments