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    My question is “What Is Poetry?” …Which also can be translated to “What Is Poetry To You?”not what it means, but what is it, what is poetry?

    I did a quick Google search and below are a few things I read, and the last being my question.

    *Poetry is an imaginative awareness of experience expressed through meaning, sound, and rhythmic language choices so as to evoke an emotional response.

    *Perhaps the characteristic most central to the definition of poetry is its unwillingness to be defined, labeled, or nailed down.

    *I also read a quote that said Poetry isn’t poetry unless it contradicts itself.

    *Is it the birds, the sky, the meadow, the kitchen, beauty, or is it an "I don't know" answer, lol?

    I would love to see all the similar and different responses from our diverse community with different backgrounds, training, ways of thinking, experiences, and etc.

    So please post your respose to “What Is Poetry?” or “What is Poetry To You?”


    :):dance2:{{{~~~***KIMBERLY***~~~}}}:search: :wink2:


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    What is Poetry To You?

    To me, poetry is something to do, to learn to strive for better. Also, you can express yourself in poetry, like when you're happy, your write something cheerful, and when you're sad, you probably will right someting negative, or something to cheer you up. Poetry is also a form to test your creativity. Write hard !! Enjoy Hard !!
    *smiles*


    Posted By KayaOtah | Jul 15, 2007
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    Sally Roberts Forestdawn

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    Poetry is.... The deepest abyss of infinity.

    An endless cocaphony of words, Large vasts that struggle to conform lines into verses. Taunting the brain to expel what data it holds.

    Poetry is...Writing from the heart bringing it out on the front lines for inspection.

    Poetry speaks from the depths of the mind.

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    Or it also can be summed up with a famous quote by Helen Keller when she said.

    " The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt within the heart."

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    This is about music but I think it's applicable to poetry too and my favorite.

    We are the music makers
    And we are the dreamers of dreams
    Wandering by lone sea-breakers
    And sitting by desolate streams.
    World-losers and world-forsakers
    On which the pale moon gleams.
    Yet we are the movers and shakers
    Of the world forever it seems.

    Unknown


    Posted By Visionary | Jul 16, 2007
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    Visionary Visionary

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    To me poetry is the legitimate kin of legend, myth, and fable
    that had brightened the hearth
    in many lands through many ages.

    In its most beautiful or visionary
    it can give us a feast as we trudge
    the bean rows of circumstance.

    As a well-enjoyed wine one can sip
    from the lofty, the lusty, or the absurd.

    In its humor it is a loudish laugh
    at man's neglects, reputations, and beliefs.

    In its nobility suggests
    duty to one's God, country and kin.

    On its dark side
    the ardently morbid find companionship.

    In its gallantry it would feed the spirits
    of those who long to see better days
    of freedom, understand, and love.

    Wearing its armor it gives voice against
    aggression, injustice, and greed

    In its intensity words well written
    can be the holy grail of harmony.


    Posted By Visionary | Jul 16, 2007
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    Poetry Defined

    Poetry defined
    (Or what does it mean to me)
    Freedom of the mind

    Entering new realms
    Escaping reality
    Starting a journey

    Opening up doors
    A path to enlightenment
    The mind is broadened

    Pushing through jungles
    While searching for the clearing
    The source of new thoughts

    A cleansing of sorts
    Refreshing a stagnant soul
    Rebirth of grey matter

    Exploring frontiers
    Expanding the horizons
    A new land conquered

    So now you all know
    As put into my own words
    Poetry defined



    Funny you should ask this question...here is the post i submitted the other night in the haiku collection submission thread...guess i answered it before you asked...reading your mind maybe...lol


    Posted By Checkmate | Jul 16, 2007
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    love the definitions i've read so far...great posts all of you.


    Posted By Checkmate | Jul 16, 2007
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    :wow:!! :bravo: Great Responses Everyone and your responses are like poetry themselves! Love all of them, and Keep'm Comin!

    Scott even posted the answer even before I posted this question!!!!! How's that for being poetically connected!

    {{{~~~***KIM***~~~}}} :)
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    Poetry is.....

    Hey, wasssuupp? I found this meaning in the Wikipedia dictionary on-line. I’ll try to break this down because in a manner of speaking, even though the end of this definition seems to be jibberish (to me anyway), it pretty much hits the nail on the head.

    Poetry (from the Greek "ποίησις," poesis—a "making" or "creating") is a form of art in which language is used for its aesthetic qualities in addition to, or in lieu of, its ostensible meaning. ???? Eh?? In plain English………

    When one writes poetry one is definitely making or creating. Poetry is most certainly an art, it is a difficult talent to grip – nevermind master, it is not for the faint of heart.

    Poetry is to writing as BMW is to cars.

    Poetry is an author’s most personal thoughts and insights into whatever the topic
    might be, maybe a watch or a candle or one’s own city or mayhap even a dung
    beetle sitting atop a great big heaping pile of… of.. well, you get the idea.

    Poetry is taking our everyday language and, using the least amount of words
    possible, creating a visual representation - in words - for the reader to
    decypher. Not making it too easy nor too difficult for the reader to understand.

    Poetry is a work of words which will take a reader on the trip of a lifetime.

    Poetry is “expression in motion” on paper.

    Poetry is a moonlit lake, a field of tulips, a mountain range, white water rivers
    coursing through forested canyons, a thunderstorm and yes, a dung beetle
    sitting atop a great big, heaping pile of… of.. well, you get the idea.

    Poetry is a personal art form which lives and breathes the quirks and habits of each and every poet wielding a pen – which is why there are so many talented poets out there to enjoy.


    Posted By lasher | Jul 17, 2007
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    Poetry?
    Expressing the unexpressable
    Unsupressing the supressable
    Bearing the unbearable
    Sharing the unshareable
    Loving the unloveable

    ..you know. stuff like that. in my mind at least ;)

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    To me, poetry is anything that speaks to you. A smile a child gives you through the window while ur driving to work. A sunset that you can't take ur eyes off of cuz it keeps changing and you didn't wanna miss a second. Or even a specific word or phrase that reaches to the bottom of ur soul. Anything that speaks to you in an internal way is poetry to me.
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    Beautiful responses everyone! Please keep'em comin'!

    {{{~~~***KIM***~~~}}} :)

    Jer4clarity Lover of Meanings

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    Poetry is the blood and sinew in human words from the ichor and images of our muses.

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    Jer. You hit the nail on the head with this phrase! I agree totally!!!

    Blessings

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    to me poetry isnt always something that you write down its having an understanding of feelings and letting them out , be it through music writing acting , and when you feel sadness you express sadness , you feel warmth and happiness thats what you express


    Posted By fo0k3r | Aug 13, 2007
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    Jerry and Lynz.....beautiful.......

    Kim :)

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    Poetry is a medium of communications that gives life and color to the mundane. :)

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