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The artistry of poetry

Perhaps life has something to teach, perhaps it takes a life lived to hear the voice of poetry, perhaps I have changed, perhaps… perhaps… perhaps that is why I have come to appreciate poetry.

Yet for many years, I’m the ‘poetry is not for me’ type of person. In my mind writing poetry is all gift and it should come naturally otherwise I can’t do it. But lately I am at a place of ‘que sera, sera’… so I will write poetry fearlessly (somewhat?!).  The jury’s still out whether I am any good at it but hey, it is a form of expression and if I let it come, it is what it is, and whatever will be, will be.

And what brought about this stream of consciousness…? Well, Colleen’s (of Silver Threading) blogging event, Writer’s Quote Wednesday and combining my love for Sarah Kay’s spoken word poetry.

So, first a quote from Sarah Kay about the artistry of writing poetry:

Artistry S KayIt is in fact, like all creative outlets, hard work.

Now let me share a piece of spoken poetry titled ‘The Type’ by Sarah Kay.  Enjoy.

– FlorenceT

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4 thoughts on “The artistry of poetry”

  1. Florence, you always amaze me with your quotes! This one is especially a good one. I love that it talks about artistry. That is what we all are as writers… illustrators with words. Thanks for sharing. I loved it! ❤

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  2. First and foremost, writing poetry is the crucial endeavor. The outcome is secondary. The only rule is a sincere effort to be authentic, for a part of us will always remain a mystery (to paraphrase Camus).

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