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Question: What is poetry REALLY about!?
'Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words!.' -Robert Frost

'Poetry is to prose as dancing is to walking!.' -John Wain

I think poetry is about discovery!. Of yourself!. Of the subject!. Of life!.

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My view is that poetry is just!.!.!.expression!.
A way to express feelings, emotions, thoughts!.!.!.
I disliked poetry a LOT a while back, i think a lot of poetry has to be taken apart to find the meaning, instead of the poet just saying what they feel, a lot seem to just dance around actually telling us!. But then there is the odd poem, which seems to capture you!. Hold you in, and give you all the meaning and understanding!. Those are the poems i like!. I think poetry is about that individual person reading it!. They may love or hate it!. But if it captures just one person!.!.it was all worth it in the end!.


poetry is everything from jack and jill to i wandered lonely as a cloud!.

like life it covers a huge area !.
from buckets(pails if you are posh) to daffodils(Narcissus pseudonarcissus if you want to be correct)
just my slightly tongue in cheek out look of poetry!.
as previously quoted ~
thur was a koow upon an hill
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What poetry is about
Poetry is about emotions
as well as expression
( expressing oneself )
The ability to put words in poetry
that is an art
How you write you poetry
shouldn't matter
what matter is it comes from the heart!.
Writing poetry can be personal ( how you
handle some situations )

it's powerfully emotive enough to transcend the medium in which it was constructed,even allowing circumlocution and almost mystically filling all 5 senses so transporting the reader on a 'pure thought' journey unvailing the authors deepest meaning!.!.!.!.!.!.!.!.!.yet simple enough to make a 4 year old chuckle with unbridled gleeWww@QuestionHome@Com

To me, it's expression!.!.!.letting someone in on your deepest thoughts and creativity!. It's your ability to put these thoughts into words that will inspire thoughts and creativity in others!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

poetry is looking at everything just a little differently and the ability to play with words and forms!. TD Euwaite says it far better than I!. "It is literature concentrate"Www@QuestionHome@Com

For some!.!. just words!.!. or so they pretend!.!.
It is more than words,
It is being able to order the words
Make them them both Subjective and Objective!.
Make them Speak for if they do not no one will hear!.

Its a feeling !! emotion !! a thought !! words people use to explain about their life ?Www@QuestionHome@Com

Just words!.

Unless by an Honest ****Www@QuestionHome@Com

Haiku for me,
Bite size eastern wisdom
Romance of Japan


It's a fair fight!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

All true, but why ask it here!.!.!.of all places!Www@QuestionHome@Com