February 10, 2004

When the Emotion is Deep the Desire is Poetry

Expressing how I feel is a quality that I admire greatly about myself. It helps me to be in touch with my inner truths. But in instances where I have an emotion that doesnt need to be verbally expressed, I turn to writing. Writing has become an outlet in which I can indirectly tell the world how I feel. In my writing the wordz flow, and through the flow poetry is developed.

Because the skill of creating poetry comes to me naturally I havent found myself having to many problems within the given assignment. However I beleive that hurdles that I am encountering come in a broader topic, meaning that the problems that I am having are typical in all of my public poetry writing. I have found that when I have to write for a public audience I seem to get so indepth and deep in my thoughts that I forget that I have an actually target. I forget that other people have to reader it and be able to grasp the concept that I am trying to deliver.

Because of the fact that my writing can sometimes be confusing I have been extremely careful in my arrangement and word choice in my poems. But still I do believe in a writer leaving some thoughts open for the imagination of the reader, but not to many, making the reader have to make up thier own ideas for what your topic is.

Aside from my brief struggle I think that there is alot to be gained from this activity. The biggest thing that everyone should be learning, is how to write in an expressionative form. Being able to write in an expressionative form is a good skill to have, because it can be used widely, beyond the perimeters of poetic writing. In any story an author needs to be able to develop a strong main character, one with given emotions, characteristic and traits. The best way to do this is to actually take on the role of the character and being able express how they feel is important. This assignment exercises that technique.

Viewing other poems, and portions of short stories that are going to be submitted for this assignment I can see that we are all learning different things from this experience. Through reading other poems I have seen theresome of my classmates have a different idea of poetry from others. I prefer a narrative piece, that rhymes in some but not all portions. Karrisa Kilgore chose to do a shorter piece and she linked her idea off of an older poem that was written by Emily Dickinson, for example. Still her piece was interesting and got all points across to the reader.

"The Wordz Flow", which is the title of my collection of poems, is sure to be an enticing piece. I promise to leave my audience wondering, feeling, and wanting more. Within the lines of The Wordz Flow one will be able to indulge themselves in the world of me and perhaps find a piece of themselves.

Posted by Carla Rae Jackson at February 10, 2004 1:38 PM
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