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What is True Poetry

As one who does not possess a talent for being artistic, especially writing poetry, I view poetry the same way I view art: oils, watercolors, sketches, photography, sculptors, acting, dance forms…. I like what I am drawn to. What touches me in whatever way the medium touches me. What appeals to me does not appeal to the next person viewing the same piece of art. MY UNhumble advise is simple. Do YOU and to hell with what someone else likes, approves of or desires from YOU.

Questions: What is True Poetry? I Need Help From My Readers

I have a question for you, dear readers, I am need of your opinion.

image of pen and paper of what is true poetry

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, 2017
Format: Kindle Edition|Verified 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”
Here is my definition of true poetry in poetry form.
I thought true poetry was this…
In this beautiful free spirit of mine.
Flies a bird of many colors,
may they be black or gray,
reds, or violet, and bright green.
I am here… to display my words imperfectly.
But I do bring one thing.
All my honesty and sincerity, and simplicity.
This is a true poet’s form.

What is the merit for true poetry?

Is there a degree in writing your words to paper, I was never in the understanding that I needed a Bachelor Degree to write what I feel. I am confused.
Please leave your comments to this controversy. I am really curious as to what everyone’s opinion is.
Here are 3 definitions of 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 you
have 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

Now my question to you is…What does true poetry offer you the poet or writer? I want to hear your definition of “true poetry”.
Would love to hear your thoughts.

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Urban Poetry

I have a question for you, dear readers, I am need of your opinion.

image of pen and paper of what is true poetry

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, 2017
Format: Kindle Edition|Verified 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”
Here is my definition of true poetry in poetry form.
I thought true poetry was this…
In this beautiful free spirit of mine.
Flies a…

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