Robert Frost said poetry is what gets lost in translation.
My own belief is that all of us who are moved to put words to paper – whether the focus be on the creative or the erudite – have a bit of poet within. We have a vague hope that those poetic words can someday be expressed, just waiting for the right time and form to come out into the world. As the poet Thomas Gray said, “Poetry is thoughts that breathe and words that burn within us.”
While I don’t have any poetic thoughts (yet), I do want to share these thoughtful words by the fine poet and creative writer Richelle Goodrich.
“It may be that when you write (poetry), you choose to share your verse with others or with no one. Either way, growth, cleansing, relief all come from the process.
“Poetry speaks to the spirit by piercing understanding. It interprets all senseless truths – beauty, love, emotion – into sensible scrawl.”
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