Now that we’re delving into poetry, reading them daily, I thought you might enjoy this poem, encouraging you to thoroughly enjoy the experience.
Because poems are generally short doesn’t necessarily mean they are easy to write. Poets are thoughtful about each word they use, considering how it shapes the experience, idea or place they want to show in their poems. To be creative, we must take risks to speak honestly about what matters to us. Social researcher Brene Brown says, “Unused creativity is not benign; it metastasizes. It turns into grief, judgement, sorrow, and shame.” Writing a poetry is a gift you give yourself and others when you name your worl and use your imagination to transform struggles and difficulties into a creative form.
In class we’ve said the criteria of a good poem is that it’s meaningful, creates a mood, expresses feelings honestly. Do you think this poem fits this criteria?
Poetry makes us think about our world. What poems do you want to write to name, describe or move the world?