Reflections About Magical Poetry
Poetry reaches for the magically unknown.
Poems take our consciousness to where formalities of normal prose might not travel as easily.
The label “poetry” seems to open the hearts of writers and readers in ways different from more structured prose.
Creative poetic license. What might appear strange in prose may appear expected in poetry.
The perfect understanding of a subtle poem may take away its magic.
“Poets are the unacknowledged. A poet is an unhappy being whose heart is torn by secret sufferings…..whose lips are so strangely formed that when the sighs and the cries escape them, they sound like beautiful music ….” Plato
Poets see passions in nature and human consciousness missed by the ordinary eye.
“There’s no money in poetry, but then there’s no poetry in money, either.” Peter Graves
One can write poetry without having to suffer.
“If Galileo…..said in verse that the world moved, the Inquisition might have let him alone.” James Cabell
“Poetry is the poet’s autobiography.” Oscar Wilde
Synergize pleasure with truth when writing imaginative poetry.
“Poetry is…..an escape from personality. But, of course, only those who have personality and emotions know what it means to want to escape from these things.” Oscar Wilde
God and nature are poetry appreciated in the moment.
Poetry can be like gentle imaginative music.