Poetry Must Fly

“Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting that speaks.” Plutarch

What is Poetry?

Poetry has no definition. It is a series of words that contains thoughts and feelings,it is emotive,
it is story, it is life condensed into a rhythm or metaphor. It should evoke emotion, define a hurt,
celebrate a victory, it should speak for those who cannot speak, it should paint a dream or a hope,
it should be like a wicked thunderstorm and a spring rain simultaneously, it should never lie flat
on a page,it should never hem in the reader but rather it should swoop down, grasp the reader’s
heart so both reader and poem can fly together.

Poetry Must Fly!
(Photo courtesy the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)

Speak to me of thoughts unspoken.

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