Sunday, April 17, 2011

Quotes and What Poetry means

Genuine poetry can communicate before it is understood.
T. S. Eliot

I was reading the dictionary. I thought it was a poem about everything.
Steven Wright

I like writing poetry, because when I'm done, I can look at it and think, "Hey, I accomplished something meaningful." I also think that it could be meaningful to someone else, that they can see a deeper message, even if I hadn't meant to place one in it. I like reading poems too, I like to try to decipher what it could mean. To try to figure out how the poet was feeling at the time he or she wrote it, if they meant anything by it, or were just putting random words on a page. Poetry is a great thing because it can brighten people's days or give you a deeper sense of purpose. I think poetry is a great way to release emotions, or give you something to think about. Anything could be poetry, even this paragraph I'm writing. You can see the beauty in so many things, if you just look hard enough.

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