An Experiment…

To say that one is a poet is a very bold statement!  I have to say that looking over the verses that I have written in the past that I have a great deal to learn.  The things I have been reading about poetry have led me to want to write about questions that I have always wanted an answer for.  My first question is : “What constitutes a poem?”  I believe there is more than one answer to this question.  I have read a great deal of poetry and honestly there are many ways to write a poem.  There are poets who I love and there are poets who just don’t speak to me.  You know it does not even have to be about an experience that I’ve had for me to like a poet’s work, it just has to spark something in my imagination.  I really want to become a better poet!    I am already a poet at least in my understanding of what a poet is.  Definition number one according to The Oxford Desk Dictionary and Thesaurus is : writer of poems : 2.  person possessing high powers of imagination or expression, etc.

An experiment is going to happen on these pages.  I am going to write poetry, I am going to write about poetry and somewhere along the line I am going to become a better poet.  Self -expression  like exercise needs to be done on a regular basis in order to have the desired outcome.  The things that I want to write about require some technical understanding of subject matter, so please be patient while I find my way through all of the muck and mire.

I am always interested in learning and this is what I am doing through this process.  I appreciate any input that anyone who is reading this may be able to give me.  I am off to research scientific report writing in order to make it translate to a series of poems I want to write.  I’ll keep you posted on how that’s going.  Also I have been reading The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson for inspiration.

About Evocateur

I believe in the passionate pursuit of all that informs and inspires imagination...
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