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Poetry is... Art

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Poetry is... Art

Poetry is... Art
       by Amy Swanson



Poetry comes in all

shapes
sizes
colors
surprises
varieties
lengths
flavors
styles


About all kinds of

feelings
thoughts
emotions
moods
people
foods
societies
animals
nature


It can be

long
short
rhyme
prose
haiku
quatrain
free verse
narrative
sonnet
footle
senryu
tanka
epulaeryu
.... and so many more-!


Poetry's authors are

from everywhere
all ethnicities
women
men
girls
boys
young
old
adults
kids
tall
short
thin
heavy
average
brunette
redhead
blonde
raven-haired
white-haired
gray-haired
or even no-haired


Poetry is 


abstract
                     or

concrete


playful
                     or

serious


light-hearted

                     or

strongly stated.



It is about

               anything

                             everything

                                               nothing

and in-between.



It is

          word art

                           from the heart.



It can make you

happy
sad
thoughtful
mad
excited
or even goo-goo eyed!


Poetry ... just is.


There is only one thing
              
        Poetry is not ...


                                                          cookie-cutter
                                      same-old-all-the-time-heard-it-all-before
                                                          cookie-cutter.


Each verse as unique
        as the heart that wrote it

Each line as unique
        as the soul that felt it.


And so
simply said:


Poetry is... art.

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  1. Date: 7/7/2011 2:17:00 PM
    And my art goes out to you Amy, really thought worthy write a peice to read again and again..!

  1. Date: 5/17/2009 1:00:00 PM
    This is just awesome. Poetry is certainly and art and comes in many forms. I like the flow of this piece and the essence of the poem. Great job! ~Joseph

  1. Date: 3/14/2009 12:07:00 AM
    Amy, Absolutely I agree with you my friend. In all aspects, poetry is....art. Thanks for sharing. Ernilando

  1. Date: 3/10/2009 2:48:00 PM
    This is an abslutely wonderful poem! You didn't miss a thing, Amy! Awesome job, my friend! Love and hugs, Robin

  1. Date: 3/2/2009 9:19:00 AM
    Yep, it is!! Hey, Check out my poem "forms forms everywhere" this sort of reminds me of it. See? told you we were kindred friends :) I love the layout of this of course. As always, just awesome writing. Goodie that you have some chocolate cause I am fresh out. LOL Love your crab friend who hates this icky winter.

  1. Date: 2/28/2009 10:21:00 PM
    yes! that is it... well done! lovely write... gosh love for poetry can be expressed in so many forms... i did mine in free verse and yours list... amazing isn't!! wonderfully described!! Amy, take care ~ Arany

  1. Date: 2/28/2009 1:58:00 PM
    What a wonderful tempo and format you use to convey your thoughts on poetry, Amy! Profound statement at the end. Some folks understand our poems; others don't. Well done, Carolyn

  1. Date: 2/28/2009 8:32:00 AM
    Excellent observations, Amy!! (I loved that line about 'even no hair' ...!!:) Wonderfully written...form and theme!! :)

  1. Date: 2/28/2009 7:39:00 AM
    This is wonderful and your poetry really showed that this is an art..well done.

  1. Date: 2/28/2009 7:25:00 AM
    Well written, I think you pretty much covered it all! Really enjoyed this! Love always ~Jen~