Poetry is not a turning loose of emotion, but an escape from emotion; it is not the expression of personality, but 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. These are the words of the brilliant T. S. Eliot.

Poetry is the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings: it takes its origin from emotion recollected in tranquility -- William Wordsworth 

Poetry is born from love and a raw thought. When stitched into a necklace of words it turns into a soul of pure bliss. Poetry can heal souls. Earlier I used to feel so bored to read and study poetry. But slowly and gradually I gained interest. Now it got engraved into my life and has now become an irreplaceable part of my life. Humans have crafted poetry as a way to express, communicate and for entertainment as well as it has the power to trigger a range of emotions, it has many health benefits too. The universal bond with poetry has led researchers across the globe to investigate it's therapeutic potential. It is an effective stress reliever and is also blessed with the power of memory. Certain lines reminders of a specific event or a period of our life. Where words fail poetry speaks and it can truely change the world. Poetry adds colour to our lives and it can move us to great emotional heights. It's the moonlight in the gloomy night. It replace the past memories and awakens are forgotten worlds and make our minds travel. Poetry is a supernatural force on the earth it has the part to transform the heart and mind.

Reading poetry allows one to see into the soul of another person, see what is weighing on their minds and on their hearts, and can open doors to feelings that are sometimes suppressed until that door is opened. Reading can shine a light on all those dark and hidden crevices of the heart and mind once thought permanently closed off to the world.

When power leads man toward arrogance, poetry reminds him of his limitations. When power narrows the area of man's concern, poetry reminds him of the richness and diversity of existence. When power corrupts, poetry cleanses. - John F Kennedy

By design, poetry is broken into short, but strategic sentences. By doing so, writing and reading poetry makes one understand the significance of every single word and their placement. Sometimes, without a single word, it can change the entire rhythm and meaning of the poem itself. Writing poetry forces the person to consider, and reconsider, each piece and length of their verses. In poetry, words are magic, moods, depth, and difficult. One gains the utmost appreciation for them when handling delicate sentence structures provided in poetry pieces.

From a writer’s perspective, you have to be able to convey the true nature of your writing to an unknown reader. That means diving deep into what parts you want them to understand, what you want them to feel, and what to take home with them that will resonate long after reading. For a reader of poetry, it gives you the patience to look into someone else’s mind and cultivate empathy for another person. Both conveying personal opinion and the ability to empathize are tantamount to respectable communication.

Poetry is not only dream and vision; it is the skeleton architecture of our lives. It lays the foundations for a future of change, a bridge across our fears of what has never been before. -  Audre Lorde

It makes you think. It puts a spotlight on what the issues might be and forces you to logically and methodically answer to it. Poetry can give you insights into yourself that you never knew existed but always wanted to understand. There is no greater sadness than not knowing one’s self-worth, but there is no greater power than complete understanding of one’s identity. Poetry can give you that power.

I decided that it was not wisdom that enabled poets to write their poetry, but a kind of instinct or inspiration, such as you find in seers and prophets who deliver all their sublime messages without knowing in the least what they mean. - Socrates

Poetry is a form of creative writing that exists in cultures around the world. It is very important to the literary and cultural landscape of humanity for a wide range of reasons.

Poetry can be a powerful teaching tool, helping students improve their literacy. It can also allow writers to express their emotions and allow readers to connect to those emotions. Poetry is also connected to aesthetics, or the exploration of what is beautiful in the world.

The poetry of a particular culture is important when it comes to understanding that culture's history and values. In some cases, poetry can help build community among people, both through mutual self-expression and through people sharing poetry that they love with others. In many cases, poetry can also help scholars learn more about various periods of history and what the people who lived in those times felt and understood the world around them.

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Nowadays, poetry is losing its popularity due to character restrictions and texting simpler things. But poetry will never be overrated. It's a medium to ponder, to learn, to teach, to preach, to share and care. A person will automatically become happy once reads a terrific masterpiece.

Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words. - Robert Frost

When asked the question, “What is art?”, we get answers like painting, music, photography, sculpture, or even theatre. Poetry is often left out of this category, though it strongly constitutes as such. Poetry is a form of writing that uses words to create an entire picture and feeling. Poetry has its own sound, form, image, and rhythm; therefore, qualifying it as a form of art. 

In child education, children’s verbal and written skills are somewhat underdeveloped. Poetry helps by teaching in rhythm, stringing words together with a beat helps cognitive understanding of words and where they fit. Additionally, it teaches children the art of creative expression, which most found highly lacking in the new-age educational landscape. In essence, poetry gives them a great tool for developing one’s self.

Writing, speaking, and understanding can all be greatly influenced and nurtured by the use of poetry. Learning rules for writing, and then breaking them with poetry, can give writing alternative beauty. Speaking poetry aloud with its beat, rhythm, and rhyme can loosen the tongue and craft a firm foundation for verbal communication. Learning to understand poetry also gives the mental fortitude, as well as the drive, to understand written communication (an invaluable trait in business, from my perspective).

Poetry is exploration. Poetry provides windows into the thoughts and feelings of others, not just of today but of the distant past. Throughout history, kings, queens, soldiers, etc.

Poetry is typically short, but largely emotional. Writers get in touch with sentiments they might not have known they had until it was down on paper. Depression and anxiety are among the top two mental illnesses being treated with Biblio-therapy, and through poetry, one can start to understand the hindrances and blocks being formed around their mind. Expressing how one feels is difficult. I’ve found that poetry is one of the best outlets.

We are similar because we go through the same joys and sorrows, through the same illusions and disappointments. The supreme law of living makes us equals, and to a greater or lesser degree, we all feel euphoria and depression, sadness and happiness, hope and disappointments.

Poets and philosophers hold power to explain those intimate moments of the life of a human being. The poets hold power to pour their emotions into a poem conceptually and explain the deep states and movements of the spirit. They likewise translate the emotions to a concrete language that demonstrates the same complex and subtle realities of the human soul.

This intuitive understanding of poetry resonates with findings in cognitive neuroscience. Leaving behind theories of the brain that suggest it operates like a computer and theories of language that focus on “mental grammar”, many scientists now acknowledge the body and emotion as the foundations of both cognition and speech.

Of particular interest is the role of mirror neurons. These brain cells fire when an action is observed or performed, and they tell us a lot about how we understand the actions of others. They suggest understanding comes from a mirroring or imitation that takes place in the brain but is acted out or felt in the body.

An example is the contagious effect of a smile. When we observe someone smiling, we mirror that action to understand it.

Something similar happens when understanding language. Words contagiously move us. As neuroscientist Christian Keysers explains in The Empathic Brain, if you hear or read the word “lick”, the part of your brain that moves your mouth is activated to aid understanding. The same happens if you hear or read the word “kick”. As a result, we feel the meaning of these words in our bodies.

  1. Pick up a book of poems and read aloud from it after dinner once a week.
  2. Attend a poetry reading at a bookstore.
  3. Purchase a poem-a-day calendar to keep on your desk at work.
  4. Sign up for a poem-a-day email.
  5. arry a poem in your purse or wallet, and switch it out weekly.

Thus, it is not only joy that poets can communicate with their verses, but also sadness, despair, anguish, pain, doubt, hatred, love, compassion, desire, admiration, faith, veneration, and hope. They can also communicate all the feelings and emotions that, in general, can have a place in the soul of a human being.

In English poetry, the building blocks are twenty-six letters, which are also known as the alphabet. All of these forms have their own unique elements to build their creation. Along with building blocks, they all use layering as well. When painting, multiple layers of colors are used to create the final picture. In music, a song will often have harmonies to enhance the melody of the piece. Sculpting will regularly use layers of coating and coloring to create the final look. In poetry, this layering consists of sound, meter, form, and rhetoric, which all come together to form the final sound, picture, or feeling. When going through the ideas as portrayed above we understand that an art form must have a powerful expression to it's reader.

Poetry is an echo, asking a shadow to dance - Carl Sandburg

So start your day by reading some good lines and it will surely go merrily.

Evoke love for poetry and see how it gives you great ideas a hundred fold in return.A pen, paper, poem and impact the whole world. Write infinite abstract ideas. Reach tranquility and free flow of thoughts. -  Sarah Zafar Khambatta 

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