Let yourself be moved, beyond reason and understanding

Writing poetry is a way to give voice to our thoughts, express what makes us human, and connect with others through words. If you feel attracted to creativity, do not hesitate to explore the wonderful world of poetry, understood as the expression of human contents in correspondence with peculiar rhythmic and stylistic patterns. Why write poetry? Through words you can give shape to what would otherwise remain unexpressed, therefore, investigate the world around you and explore your perceptions. The sole purpose of Meeting Benches is to spread awareness of these artists and make other people appreciate their works. The intellectual property of the images and poems appearing in this post belongs to Dastilige Nevante. Click on poets, or on writers, to learn about others.

I’M SCARED – I’m afraid of not finding you and slipping into a bottomless abyss again. I’m afraid of the tears you don’t shed and of not being enough for you. I would like to tell you not to fear fear, to stay with me upwind.

In direct contact with the soul, paying attention to the words, as well as to the rhythm and musicality, poetry helps you feel less alone. But not only that: those rhymes of yours invite you to reflect on love, death and nature, even on the reason for your very existence. Courage, you can explore your inner world and search for deeper meanings. But above all, don’t forget that poems can be read and appreciated by anyone. Therefore, by sharing common emotions and experiences on your social networks, your poems will help generate a deep and lasting connection with others.

ANGER OF LOVE – Creeping anger envelops everything, in its cold gray colors. Down here, in that irritation I roll, I contemplate our world and I feel sorry for it.

The beauty of poetry lies precisely in its diversity and ability to capture the human soul through words. What will be your diversity, what skills will you like to hone? To create vivid images and evoke powerful emotions in readers, you might explore love, loss, nature, and self-reflection, as well as personal emotions and feelings, with a romantic poem. To explore philosophical and spiritual themes, you should opt for a metaphysical poem that draws inspiration from the verses of John Donne. Writing in the style of Sylvia Plath and Anne Sexton? You can do this, however, just like them you will have to write openly and personally about your life and experiences. Surrealist poets, on the other hand, exploring the subconscious and the irrational, use bizarre and dreamy images to create an alienating effect. Originating in Japan, haiku poetry is short and concise, often focusing on nature and seasonality, using three lines with a 5-7-5 syllable structure.

SADNESS – I think back to the days of attached hearts, one step away from heaven. I remember the hands full of sadness, and the long shadow of words that were not enough to ease the pain.

There is no magic formula for writing poetry, you have the right to your own style. To start, evoke your personal experiences and your environment, think about what you want to communicate. Write the first verses freely, later you can review and perfect them. Focus on the form, it contributes to the meaning of the text. Choose words carefully, play with metaphors, similes and images. Above all, experiment, because poetry is fertile ground for creative exploration. Let your words convey what you feel, let them rest and then edit, cut, improve.

ODE TO HAPPINESS – Today let him be happy with the grass and sand. Let the water slide between your fingers and let the sun reflect in the wave. Let me breathe your breath, without questions.

Here are some books that might inspire you to cultivate your passion for writing poetry. By reading The Sonnets” by William Shakespeare, you may discover a way to approach themes of love, philosophy, and the eternal. Flower of poetry” by Alda Merini, however, investigates the hidden aspects of the human being, a journey to understand oneself through words. As you flip through the pages of Charles Baudelaire‘s “The Flowers of Evil, you’ll discover poems that explore beauty, evil, love, and decadence. The Joy of Writing” by Wisława Szymborska invites you to explore the joy and wonder of writing. Finally, consider Edgar Lee Masters‘ “Spoon River Anthology,” which features a series of poetic epitaphs narrated by a deceased person from the Spoon River Cemetery.


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