of society, the human condition, and spiritual discovery
do I write poetry? I think that in poetry one can capture many dimensions
of the commonplace and give it significance. Through poetry we can
dramatize our observations and ideals.
take their lives for granted, yet in every experience there are
elements of all that make us grow as human beings - humor, mystery,
beauty, suffering, desire, appreciation, striving, anger, compassion,
a sense of purpose.
Poetry is a tool to overcome habitual ways of behaving. Most of
our life we act and perceive the world through a web of pre-programmed
associations. We miss the essence of why things are the way they
are. Poetry takes us beyond mental and emotional patterns and limitations
and goes to the causes behind events. It helps us observe in a new,
more free, creative and open way.
Through poetry one may open the door to the unseen, and touch deeper
layers of understanding. It is the song of life singing in nature,
in our experiences, and in world events.
© 2007 Richard Sidy
Article: The Poetic Mind
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