I have a question for you, dear readers, I am need of your opinion.
I was checking my comments from the link on Amazon- Impressions of My Mind” …The place where customers buy or download my eBook I have written.
I laughed when I read this comment. My first thought is to say “What, I don’t understand?
By: Theresa Gage on April 20, 2017Format: Kindle EditionVerified Purchase
Simple word descriptions. It lacks the meter for true poetry.
My comments to Theresa were…
“Hi, Theresa! Thank you for the feedback! As my 1st poetry eBook, I was in the learning stages of writing poetry! I have learned with age, one is never too old to learn something new!”
Thank you again!
Linda J. Wolff”
What is the merit for true poetry?
We may feel we know what a thing is, but have trouble defining it. That holds as true for poetry as it does for, say, love or electricity. The American poet Emily Dickinson, though shrinking from offering a definition of poetry, once confided in a letter, “If I feel physically as if the top of my head were taken off, I know that is poetry.” A well-known British poet, A.E. Housman, could identify poetry through a similar response. He said that he had to keep a close watch over his thoughts when he was shaving in the morning, for if a line of poetry strayed into his memory, a shiver raced down his spine and his skin would bristle so that his razor ceased to act.” – National Endowment for the ARTS.
“The writer’s job is to tell the truth,” Ernest Hemingway once said. When he was having difficulty writing he reminded himself of this, as he explained in his memoirs, A Moveable Feast. “I would stand and look out over the roofs of Paris and think, ‘Do not worry. You have always written before and you will write now. All youhave to do is write one true sentence.
Poets are the hierophants of an unapprehended inspiration; the mirrors of the gigantic shadows which futurity casts upon the present; the words which express what they understand not; the trumpets which sing to battle, and feel not what they inspire; the influence which is moved not, but moves. Poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the world.’
Percy Bysshe Shelley (A Defence of Poetry
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