I encourage anyone reading this blog to try their hand at writing poetry. below is an article that describes the beauty and benefits of poetry writing for you today. i originally posted this at Medium.com. I have many articles and hundreds of poems online at Medium.
The Beauty of Painted Words Is Poetry
An addiction I am happy to have.
If you are not a poetry fan, I am here to say poetry is not outdated or boring. For those not fond of this art form, know that not all poetry sounds alike.
Each poet brings a special style and voice to every piece that is written. A beautiful poem can sing to your heart. Words that are colorful, intense, funny and entertaining can reach deep into your mind speaking to your soul.
Poetry can open your mind to different points of view, unfamiliar backgrounds, and a direction you may not have considered.
Poetry is an adventure. Poetry may start with a question or an artful statement that leads you to a surprising conclusion. It can be a great ride.
Medium has many many great poets. If your last poetry reading was in school, then I invite you to read some of the best poetry you will ever uncover written by Thomas Plummer and David Rudder.
Life experience and literary expertise are obvious as you delight in reading every sentence they write.
Although you may be an article writer, why not challenge yourself to another art form — poetry. Pick a word or a phrase that is running through your mind, and see what you can come up with. There are many prompts on sites such as Know Yourself, Heal Thyself that may trigger an entirely new writing path.
Have fun with this. Try writing a poem, short or long, wherever your imagination takes you. There is no wrong or right. Just do it. It should also be noted that for many poetry is cathartic. That is, releasing of emotions into artful words that can be healing.
So, what are you waiting for? Get ready, get set, go…
Thank you for reading
I have written hundreds of poems on Medium over the last three years. Here is one of my favorites. I hope you enjoy.
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