Friday, July 28, 2006

Beginnings

Initially I had intended to browse around blog by blog, to maybe find something of interest or something I could relate to, to fill in my spare time as they say. But the more I would read the more I realised that there was a stronger message in between words and sentences, the need to express thoughts, beliefs and opinions, I was truly inspired and decided to do the same, but my way.

"Writing a poem is discovering"
Robert frost

I feel the best way i can express myself is through poems, maybe its because i can hide behind the words and meaning, a poem is not always what it seems and it can be seen differently through different eyes. What i love are poems that are not direct, but require an effort to discover their true internal meaning. Not only is a poem discovering, its a journey of discovery, a path that is truly universal and that teaches you things along the way.

"Poetry is about the grief, politics is about the grievance "
Robert Frost

I don’t intend to include any politics though, theres enough in this world already. However, my roots lie firmly in the soils of Iraq, a heritage that is important to me, but why discuss politics when you can express it? You will see i include some opinions about iraq and its current situation in some of my poems because again i feel this is who i am, im not apart of it, iraq is a part of me.

Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen
Leonardo da Vinci

I believe poetry is a means of communication without confrontation; you can sway it in any way you like and achieve different meanings. Some of the world’s most profound thoughts, feelings and emotions can be captured and expressed in poetry, so that when you come to read it, the sensation is one of experience and not of comprehension.

Poetry is the journal of a sea animal living on land, wanting to fly in the air
Carl Sandburg

Finally I wanted to include the above quote by the American poet Carl Sandburg in this short introduction, only because it really made me laugh! He goes beyond describing poetry as a transcendent feeling, and gives it a form that is wild and determined a sort of “the skies the limit” feeling you get when writing poetry. If you write poetry then you will probably understand what I mean, the feeling when you have so many emotions or thoughts you want to express, it just charges you up and it becomes more difficult to get it all down. I don’t know, but that’s what I got from it…still funny though.



5 Comments:

Blogger icek14 said...

great post and realy inspired me
to write poetry.
I never looked at poetry in that prespective.

Please keep them coming

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Blogger Little Penguin said...

welcome to blogsphere..

blogging is fun.. but it can be demanding, addictive and quite threatening to your social life.. especially now that the football season is in the horizon..

i've always wanted to be a poet.. Chauder, Milton, Blake.. maybe even like Sylvia Plath.. but instead of Lady Lazarus, i'll write a poem called Lady Oscar! lol (i fancied her)

however,

i have promises to keep
and miles to go before i sleep,
and miles to go before i sleep.

Mr Frost never fails you, eh? :)

Kind Regards,

P.S: I like your login name, Sincerity

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello,

wow. i never knew poetry can really be cool.

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