Poetry – A Form of Creative Writing

Poetry is an outward expression of one's inner thoughts, feelings, emotions and is therefore a form of creative writing. Authors can articulate his feelings through an imaginative form of expression without having to explain his reasoning. Why does poetry speak to us? It is a unique style of rhythmic sounds and words that is creatively written, which speaks to us on a personal level, because of the way we personally perceive it. Each reader may interpret the poetry completely different than the author intended. Poetic words are carefully planned to convey a certain perspective in the poet's mind. Readers may interpret the meaning differently as the poem is understood by the person processing the creative prose.

Some poems may be harder to understand as in Shakespearean Sonnets or in John Keats' romantic poems. The fact is that poetry is a form of song and was named sonnet for the use of the term. Poetry can help calm a mind, bring enjoyment to the soul or relax the senses. The poet sees a way to express his innermost thoughts when he writes and therefore touch the reader on a personal level. Writing poetry can restores passion and joy in life. It brings excitement and motivation and therefore relieves stress.

For me, Poetry comes from an interesting thought and is expressed outwardly as a way of reflection. It is written to tell the world how valuable the insightful introspection was. Writing Poetry is pleasing to the mind and therefore is valuable to the author.

Here is a poem that I wrote about writing.

The Life of A Writer

The Life of a writer is different than you expect,
Writing stories for joy is much easier than all the rest,
Writing for emotions, love, and heart-felt effects,
Busy writing, promoting, no sleep or rest.

We love to use words that move one another,
Words, then phrases, then sentences connected,
A story can take you to lands like no other,
Our desires, hopes, heart is affected.
Fantasy brings to life dragons, magic, and time,
A way to escape troubles, grief, and sorrow,
A story, a novel, and poems that rhyme,
Fiction stories, real life events that we borrow.
The life of a writer is hard at times, but also easy,
For we dedicate our time, energy and imagination,
Writing when we are tired and sometimes queasy,
A different galaxy to us, an internal vacation.

Source by Tracy Kay Kauffman

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