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.