Words Written Compared to Those Spoken

Tue, 08/16/2016 - 22:26 -- MaryRJ

Poetry is the expression of mingled thoughts and emotions and ideas
in the form of simple words and complex patterns
that can very rarely be achieved through spoken words alone.
Simple sounds alliterate to show subtle sentiments
and work well with rhyming schemes
in portraying grand and wonderful things.
Feelings once thought to be indescribable can be captured
at the end of a poet’s pen like butterflies in a net,
and the possibilities of form and verse are endless,
obscured only by one’s own uncertainty.
I can choose to write whatever I want,
Whether it be a
short, simple poem like a
Japanese haiku,
Or a long, action filled epic that spins tales of love, betrayal, and legend,
Or a simple free-form written straight from the heart.
There are no limitations because
poetry is free-flowing and variable and doesn’t always
follow a clear set path, and some ideas run as deep as the sea
and as vast as space, yet can still be depicted through the written word.
Sometimes a poem takes planning.
Sometimes the words flow straight from my mind and onto the paper.
No matter what, such flexibility allows me a wide range of freedom when it comes
to setting my thoughts to reality,
but words spoken sometimes cannot meet the standards
of those written.
I hold poetry dear because while I often become tongue-tied and my voice sometimes fails
to portray the true depth of my words, my hands never seem to
abandon my thoughts.

This poem is about: 
Me

Comments

MaryRJ

Poetry is the expression of mingled thoughts and emotions and ideas
in the form of simple words and complex patterns
that can very rarely be achieved through spoken words alone.

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