And perhaps, more importantly, what makes somebody want to become one?
What makes a poet? What a question... I have a saying I stole from an old colleague (geography teacher - I replaced ’geography’ with ‘poetry’) ‘Everything is poetry, and poetry is everything’. What makes a poet is the uncontrollable desire to share, whether it’s through writing or spoken word, it’s the burning desire to get it down on paper or recited. It’s waking up at 3am and needing to write your thoughts, it’s shopping in the supermarket and having to type in the notes app on your phone, it’s being out on a walk and having to search desperately for a pen. what makes a poet, the love of words, the need to share, the joy in completing something, seeing poetry in everything in the world!
I feel that The taste of freedom and joy that one gets when expressing the unexpressed thoughts and feelings through poetry and offering life to their subconscious thoughts through this portal pulls one towards the path of poetry.
Gorgeously put 😍 It really does feel liberating!!
I'm not sure I can say it any better than all the poets who have already commented. I love playing with words; being able to express my thoughts and emotions in an unconstrained way; having the freedom to be me and stuff what anyone else thinks. I can make comments about politics; things in life that irritate me in a way that may be direct, but in poetic language doesn't always seem so direct. I love everyone's answers!
Love this, a poetic license is one of the greatest gifts bestowed to any human! I wonder, if at some stage in history, we started speaking with rhyme and flow, to make our words of importance catchy for people, so they were remembered when they couldn't immediately be written down. And now, these days, we have come to love writing in such a way!!
Definitely their experiences. A poet finds a way to express all kinds of experiences and emotions and that's what makes a
Self expression, ability to portray or deliver a message through words.