Just Weighing ⁓ Poetry
Poetry, Songs, & other Verses
Poetry's dying art confounded life in an effort to write verses while mystifying with people who read little yet
attempted to master the art. Poetry’s mystery centers on the skill itself, which I do not consider myself gifted
since certain aspects of meter escape understanding. The struggle to comprehend and qualify poetry continues
today beyond knowing the intrinsic value of poetry described by William Wordsworth.
“The spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings: it takes its origin from emotion recollected in tranquility.”
More than an overflow of emotion, poetry forms from comprehension or, as Wordsworth describes, “emotion recollected.” Whether poetry is good or bad may be less important than what gleans from the act of writing the lines: something I did not understand for a long time, and had I, many issues in my life might never have occurred. If you desire to understand your emotions, writing poetry can open the window to your soul. Thank you for peering in our windows.
When we think of poetry we think of "words'' that confuse and obfuscate, and of withered, elderly 7th grade English teachers looking at us like we're idiots. Good poetry makes us think but at the best, poems help us feel the world and ourselves in it. William Carlos William's phrased it: “It is difficult to get the news from poems, yet men die miserably every day for lack of what is found there.” and as Walt Whitman said: "I and this mystery, here we stand."