P O E T I C --- P A I N T I N G S

"Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen" -- da Vinci

To write poetry, you must read and, read some more -- Me

Aug 31, 2009

Forms of Poetry

There are many different forms of poetry.

Personally I write and only write what's called "Free Verse" poetry. Many people don't understand Free Verse because it doesn't rhyme or they don't understand the metaphors used.

Popular forms of poetry

Rhyme -- A rhyming poem has the repetition of the same or similar sounds of two or more words, often at the end of the line.

Ballad -- A poem that tells a story similar to a folk tail or legend which often has a repeated refrain.
Couplets -- A couplet has rhyming stanzas made up of two lines.


Just to name a few.

Regardless of your preference, poetry is the art of the heart and best read with an open mind.

A poet is painting a picture and one reading a poem should try and visualize what that picture is.

So, go find a book of poems then, sit back and enjoy the wordscape! You won't regret it.


Ingrid said...

Yes I do agree with you , when you are reading poetry you always have to keep an open mind and always an open heart.. and VISUALIZE. I do that a lot when I read poetry or well anything else :)

Btw this is my first time on your blog :) It's very nice, keep on writing!


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