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Poetry, What Is It?   4 comments

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Decoding Poetry

Poetry
What is it?
Is it not all things
Feeling?
Thoughts?
Ideas?
Wisdom?
Beauty?
Music?
Art?
in human existence?

Is it not all things
Love?
Hate?
Despair?
Fear?
Greed?
Charity?
of human experience?

Yet,
some claim
the words of poetry,
as if anointed
announcing to the world,
“I know the code!”

Poetry is not code,
allowing entrance
only to a few
fettered and packaged
for the scholarly.

If I experience
my own life
in the words another,
it is poetry –
for it is I
who holds the code
to my existence.

In the end,
there is no right
or wrong answer –
poetry is like dancing,
if it feels good,
do it!

— kenne

Decoding Poetry In The Blogosphere   3 comments

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Decoding Poetry

Poetry
What is it?
Is it not all things
Feeling?
Thoughts?
Ideas?
Wisdom?
Beauty?
Music?
Art?
in human existence?

Is it not all things
Love?
Hate?
Despair?
Fear?
Greed?
Charity?
of human experience?

Yet,
some claim
the words of poetry,
as if anointed
announcing to the world,
“I know the code!”

Poetry is not code,
allowing entrance
only to a few
fettered and packaged
for the scholarly.

If I experience
my own life
in the words another,
it is poetry –
for it is I
who holds the code
to my existence.

In the end,
there is no right
or wrong answer –
poetry is like dancing,
if it feels good,
do it!

— kenne

I wrote this poem , March, 2009. Having been part of a literary group that took pride in being a part of the literary establishment. I love poetry. I write poetry. But I take pride in not being a part of the traditional literary establishment, having never taken formal writing classes, preferring to stay in isolation — untrained.

Through the blogosphere I share my unpolished poetry with other digital poets. A world where I can do so without “gatekeepers.” Many blogosphere poets, having gotten a taste of writing and sharing poetry, move on into the literary establishment seeking formal training in the academy while continuing to network their digital world.

Many digital poets may not be winning awards, but are becoming recognized by thousands of people around the globe. Poetry has become viral — yes, viral. So much so that today’s NY Times (November 8, 2015) has a front page article, “Web Poet’s Society: New Breed Succeeds in Taking Verse Viral.” Those of us who have been writing and blogging for sometime now are not in the least bit surprise. Who said poetry was dead? — kenne

 

Decoding Poetry — Revisited   5 comments

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Decoding Poetry

Poetry,
what is it?
Is it not all things
we experience —

Feelings?
Thoughts?
Ideas?
Wisdom?
Beauty?
Music?
Art?
In human existence?

Yet,
some claim
the words of poetry,
as if anointed
announcing to the world,
“I know the code!”

Poetry is not a code,
allowing entrance
only to a few
fettered and packaged
for the scholarly.

If I experience
my life
in the words of another,
it is poetry?
For it is I
who holds the code
to my existence.

In the end,
there is no right
or wrong answer –
Poetry is like dancing,
if it feels good,
do it!

— kenne

Decoding Poetry   14 comments

march-2009-misc-5640-art-framed-ii-blog“Snakes On The Wall” — by kenne

Decoding Poetry

Poetry
What is it?
Is it not all things
Feeling?
Thoughts?
Ideas?
Wisdom?
Beauty?
Music?
Art?
in human existence?

Is it not all things
Love?
Hate?
Despair?
Fear?
Greed?
Charity?
of human experience?

Yet,
some claim
the words of poetry,
as if anointed
announcing to the world,
“I know the code!”

Poetry is not code,
allowing entrance
only to a few
fettered and packaged
for the scholarly.

If I experience
my own life
in the words another,
it is poetry —
for it is I
who holds the code
to my existence.

In the end,
there is no right
or wrong answer —
poetry is like dancing,
if it feels good,
do it!

kenne

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