Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Why Poetry Matters Today

Gy Young is hosting a Poetry and Wine giveaway over at his blog. Now, much as I love wine, I'd have wanted to post on his suggested topic even without the lure of a prize. "Why Poetry Matters Today" is a topic dear to my heart, though I am not sure I could do it justice if I had unlimited word count, much less 100 words or less. Still, I appreciate the opportunity to give it a try. Do look at the time I completed this and have mercy when judging my entry, friends.

Poetry is an artistic presentation of words which show a depth of emotion. Like other art forms, some styles of poetry trigger a response in some and not others. Poetry gives us an emotional bridge to both the past (Chaucer) and the future (Lady Gaga). When Adam was asked to name his helpmate, he felt such a depth of emotion, he responded with poetry. Man has also responded to the awesomeness of God with poetry. So long as we respond to anything with words, there will be poetry, and if we believe our response matters, then so must poetry.

6 comments:

Bernadette Pabon ,Teacher, Director of CCD, Author said...

Ilove poetry, thats how I started writing when I was in school. I love your insight on the subject. You are a good writer and very deep in thought.

Together We Save said...

This is lovely!!

♥ Kathy said...

I love poetry! I write poems often.

jasonS said...

Very nice, Helen. Unless you count songs, I haven't written any poetry in a long time. This makes me want to!

katdish said...

That was very, very good.

And Jason, you have written haiku for my Platypus Rainbow post.

Shark Bait said...

Poetry is how we get the voices out of our head before they hurt us.

Why are you all looking at me like that?? That's how it works for me.

So I guess last year when I posted nothing but poetry on my blog for two months you know why. ;-0

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