WHAT IS POETRY?

#GetPoeticWithPreeti – Preeti S Manaktala

A Poet, as per Wordsworth:

#Wordsworth defines a poet as a #person of more comprehensive #soul. A poet is different from others, because he/she has a more lively sensibility, and his/her emotions and passions are more enthusiastic, tenderer and more powerful. A poet has a greater #knowledge of human #nature, the poet is not only a social #instrument but an individual, pleased with his/her own passions and volition. The #poet has a greater degree of imaginative #power than others, a power of looking from #heaven to earth and #earth to heaven.

A poet, as per Carl Sandburg :

Poetry is the sliver of the moon lost in the belly of a golden frog.
Poetry is the opening and closing of the door, leaving those who look through to guess what is seen during a moment.
Poetry is a phantom #script telling how #rainbows are made and why they go away.

What does #poetry mean to you?

What is Poetry?

It is the humming of a soul
a soul full of emotions 
emotions, often hidden
hidden like desires with deeper longing
longings that have been swept away
away, into deep hearts, deeper than the ocean

Poetry is someone’s feelings, 
feelings which are covert.
Covert like the heartbeats,
heartbeats full of thousand stories.
Stories full of memories,
memories of love, sadness and euphoria

Poetry is an incomplete song
a song for the world to comprehend.
It may evoke an experience 
sometimes notional sometimes semantic
yet, it is not everyone’s cup of tea

It is the rhythm of the misunderstood.
It is the calling of the introverts. 
It is the pulse of a dreamer.
a metaphor through a mirror.
a silent prayer to the divine.

© Preeti S.Manaktala

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