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Therasa 
  Posted: 29-Nov-2003, 06:20 AM
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Hello all,

I just wanted to ask you all a couple of questions.
what is it about poetry that you like? Why do you read, or write it?
Is it the way a feeling is conveyed? Is it the way your heart beat quickens with anticipation to the last? Or is it the way your soul soars, when love is attained, at last?


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Posted: 29-Nov-2003, 01:08 PM
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I like to write poetry because it's quick, concise, and to the point. I also like the idea of writing something that might just feel good to read. I don't find myself reading much of anything, but I do enjoy the emotional rush I get from reading a good poem that someone has written.
I feel that if someone reads my work and sees/feels/hears something from it, then I've done my job. and, I will admit that the short revision time required is a plus. I've had pieces with revision times anywhere from 10 minutes to as many hours. I just enjoy the writing of it.


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Posted: 29-Nov-2003, 02:49 PM
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I don't write much poetry, if any at all. But what does make my soul stir, is really good harmony. Three part or more makes me shiver to my toes.


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Posted: 30-Nov-2003, 06:02 PM
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I have dabbled a little in writing poetry, but I enjoy reading it more. One of my favorite poets is Christina Rossetti. However, what really makes my soul stir is listening to music and doing artwork, especially when done together! smile.gif


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Posted: 30-Nov-2003, 10:26 PM
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Rose-that's it! I love her writing. I just bought a book that is 100 love poems. She has three in it. I love the way her words just flow. I feel like I can see, hear and smell all that she is talking about. But, I must also add, Lord Byron. At twenty one he wrote this:

When we two parted

When we two parted
In silence and tears,
Half broken hearted
To sever for years,
Pale grew thy cheek
And cold, colder thy kiss,
Truly that hour fortold sorrow to this!

The dew of the morning
Sunk chill on my brow;
It felt like the warning
Of what I feel now.
Thy vows are all broken,
And light is thy fame:
I hear thy name spoken
And share in it's shame.

They name thee before me
A knell to mine ear,
A shudder comes o'er me
Why wert thou so dear?
They know not I knew thee
Who knew thee too well:
Long, long shall I rue thee
Too deeply to tell.

In secret we met:
In silence I grieve
That your heart could forget
They spirit deceive.
If I should meet thee
After long years,
How should I greet thee
With silence and tears.



One of Christina's that I love

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When I am dead, my dearest,
Sing no sad songs for me;
Plant thou no roses at my head,
Nor shady cypress tree:
Be the green grass above me
With showers and dewdrops wet;
And if thou wilt, remember,
And if thou wilt, forget.

I shall not see the shadows,
I shall not feel the rain;
I shall not hear the nightingale
Sing on, as if in pain:
And dreaming through the twilight
That doth not rise nor set,
Haply I may remember,
And haply may forget.




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Posted: 30-Nov-2003, 11:00 PM
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I've written a few poem and had a few published, but I have trouble reading poetry, to me it's as hard to get through as Shakespeare or Chaucer.

But since you asked: what stirs my soul is a hot looking Redhead....woman, that is! I figure it's just in the blood, eh?

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Posted: 30-Nov-2003, 11:04 PM
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Ron-
rolleyes.gif lol I haven't been here long, but your answer doesn't surprise me.

You seriously can't get through poetry? I read at least two poems a day.

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laugh.gif laugh.gif Ron! Too hilarious! I bet you see more blond babes out on that beach though, eh? wink.gif

Therasa! I have that Rosetti poem in my book of hers. I just love her work. She has written several poems concerning artists and art. She modeled herself for a couple of Pre-raphaelite artists, so she knew first hand about artists, being a creative person herself. Her work really stirs me!
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QUOTE (Therasa @ Nov 29 2003, 06:20 AM)
what is it about poetry that you like? Why do you read, or write it?
Is it the way a feeling is conveyed? Is it the way your heart beat quickens with anticipation to the last? Or is it the way your soul soars, when love is attained, at last?

Ah, what I like is reading someone else's words and realizing with a flash of joy that I am not alone in my feelings... someone else has felt the same way too, be it joy or sadness, loss or exaltations...


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I fully agree with you. To read something that makes you know you're not alone is wonderful. I love to both write and read equally. Neither is my fave. Have you written anything? What poems are your favorites. What writer do you like?

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QUOTE (Therasa @ Dec 1 2003, 04:58 PM)
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I fully agree with you. To read something that makes you know you're not alone is wonderful. I love to both write and read equally. Neither is my fave. Have you written anything? What poems are your favorites. What writer do you like?

I do not write poetry, its just not the form my musings take when they want to be expressed. I write in a journal on a very regular basis; I was one of those children that kept a diary, all the way through college even, and was glad I did later on when I wanted to remember something specific that happened in my life, like when I first realized my sweetheart was the one I wanted to spend the rest of my life with... or how lonely it was to move to a new town...
A few years ago I found myself in a painting class that I soon realized was going to change everything, and I wrote almost daily in a journal during those 4 years about what I was hearing & seeing in class, what it was doing to my growth as an artist... it is amazing now to go back and read some of those passages, remembering how different I was then.

These days I read the Bible every day, often studying & researching certain ideas, topics or people and writing what I find in a series of notebooks; I also like to read books by Lee Strobel, Phillip Yancey, Brennan Manning, Bob Briner, and CS Lewis.
Tolkein is a treasure, and I enjoy reading such wonderful classis writers as F. Scott Fitzgerald, Thomas Wolfe, James Thurber and others.

Now don't laugh, but my favorite poets are Ogden Nash and James Thurber! They always make me smile. I like Shelley, Keats, Shakespeare and some of the classics, but must admit I don't read much modern poetry...
               
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What stirs my soul

When I think hard about it there are a number of things like

Loves first kiss
Newborn's first breath
Virgin snow
A beautiful sunrise
A beautiful sunset
The Highlands of Scotland

The list goes on and on but these are my favs.


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what is it about poetry that you like?

The fact that I can freely speak my mind and share my feelings, It helps me work through tough times, especially when it seems that no one cares.

Why do you read, or write it?

I read it to get other peoples views , I write it to share my own and because if I didn't I would probably blow up

Is it the way a feeling is conveyed? Is it the way your heart beat quickens with anticipation to the last? Or is it the way your soul soars, when love is attained, at last?

I would say all of the above.

I like this thread Therasa, very good questions.

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What I like about poetry is the fact that two people can read it, and it speaks to each of them individually. There is something very personal in the reactions to a poem, a phrase, a book, or even a song. I like that poetry can stir the heart to act or change. I think that's why occasionally dabble in it.


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QUOTE (CelticRose @ Nov 30 2003, 05:02 PM)
I have dabbled a little in writing poetry, but I enjoy reading it more. One of my favorite poets is Christina Rossetti. However, what really makes my soul stir is listening to music and doing artwork, especially when done together! smile.gif

I agree with Rosemary. What stirs my heart the most is painting on canvass while listening to wonderful music. Celtic or Classical (Italian or Spanish) are my two favorites. One Classical artist/singer in particular is Josh Groban. When he sings in Italian it feels like the wind or a rushing river is caressing my soul.


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