Poetry is a form of literature that uses aesthetic and rhythmic qualities of language—such as phonaesthetics, sound symbolism, and metre—to evoke meanings in addition to, or in place of, the prosaic ostensible meaning.
To me personally, if you dream poetry and wake up in the morning writing poetry, you’re a poet. Do the words in the poetry have to rhyme? No, not all the time. Poetry is another form of expressive writing. Poetry has the ability to tell stories or forms songs- once known as “floetry” and no not the R&B duo. Floetry where it would just flow out as a rap or verse.
If someone gives you negative criticism, take it with a grain of salt – because each poet has a different style, and above all, we can’t please everyone.
So do you, be yourself. Don’t let others dictate what you should or should not write.
My name is Mary Robbins, nice to meet you all once again. I’ve decided to make a WordPress Journal, to share my written poetry. Most of what I’ve written over the years is dark, sad or humorous. Not all my poems are, what’s the word… Great or spectacular. However, I would like to share my writings, maybe even inspire new generations to take up the electric pen instead of a fist to express themselves.
I started writing at age 10, to be honest when my middle school English teacher first recited Edgar Poe’s the raven. That inspired something inside me, from there whenever I had free time I would write. Which wasn’t often back then, and rarely do I write poetry now. Due to advocating for the rights of animals and people alike.
This go around with writing out poetry, I am hoping to refine my skill to some extent. I don’t expect it to be like riding a bike. I know I’ll be rusty at first. With that said, I hope you all enjoy your time reading.