What the hell IS a poem?

for the love of poetry

What is a poem?

Welcome to poetry 101, children.

No wait. Don’t go away, I was just joking. I will not be teaching you definitions here.

Okay, so after exploring why should we write poems, let us explore what I mean by poems.

Poems are condensed exploration of the world through words.                               

Too literature-ish? I don’t care because I so wanted to say that.

But that is not what I mean when I say poems. For me, poems are extremely personal. They are exploration of the self. They are self reflecting. They are a part of you. And believe me, sometimes I write just to get some things out of my system, mostly frustration and anger. I write sometimes to motivate myself, sometimes to evaluate things and sometimes, I write because I feel inspired by something.

For me, each poem is about

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Author: Grandtrines

Like so many people, I am a paradox. I am a politically conservative vegetarian. I am from a Christian background, and still tend to like those values, but am a metaphysical astrologer trained in science who has an interest in the magic of ancient Egypt and a weird belief that some piece of our essence can live on a server. I live in Texas, but like chatting with my international Wordpress pals the best. I learn by teaching. Technically, I am a "Leo," but I am very, very Aquarian with a dose of Scorpio. I bitterly complain about Algol (and Algol personaliites), yet it is the one star that defines me most (other than Regulus). (Which, oddly, makes me an Algol personality.) I am a reclusive lover of peace and quiet who has the Ascendant in the Via Combusta (the most conflict ridden part of the zodiac). I am an incredibly private person with a blog with over 800 followers and 50 to 150 regular daily visitors. I could go on, but I think you get the picture.

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