Tuesday, April 8, 2014
What will your verse be?
What will your verse be?
What is poetry? Why do we read and write poetry in the first place; what is the reason, if not to feel or experience fame ourselves? “We don’t read and write poetry because it’s cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race. And the human race is filled with passion. And medicine, law, business, engineering, these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive for...” Poetry is like a mathematical equation that can be solved to find the truth of life, the truth of truly living. You can be alive without truly living. You may have a heartbeat, but no emotion or soul. Life is not only about the necessary concepts of life, life is passion, life is poetry. If you stop to ask yourself “what is poetry,” you should find that you have a fast act of knowledge toward defining the concept that is so easily learned. Poetry is not a concept, but a lifestyle. Poetry is not reading from the lines of a textbook or journal, poetry is passion and passion is life. We do not learn poetry in a way it is meant to be driven into life. We may think that poetry can be learned in a classroom or taught by an academic but what is poetry without the deeper meaning it is meant to cause a reader to feel? Can you be taught what to feel or are emotions a natural way of response toward a cause. What would your life be without the equation of life, without the concept of poetry?
Poetry can date back to ancient times and from then we can learn the same concepts that life today repeats. Any history buff would know that history repeats over and over again in every way possible. Just stop and think about the fact that thousands of times before you (maybe in the same year) there was another and another doing the same thing you are doing at this moment and at almost every moment of every thing you do there is someone doing the same. This concept makes being unique a difficulty to all human beings, but this should cause you to act even more daring (more unique) in order to keep up with all others, it should not deter your life and your acting as an onliest in your previously mundane lives. “To quote from Whitman, “O me! O life!... of the questions of these recurring; of the endless trains of the faithless... of cities filled with foolish; what good amid these, O me, O life?” Answer. That you are here- that the powerful play goes on and you may contribute a verse. That the powerful play goes on and you may contribute a verse. What will your verse be? The world defines identity as the fact of being who or what a person or thing is. You can read it over and over again and still feel like it is missing some piece like an unfinished puzzle. The definition of identity does not stop here, it goes much further. Identity is the word that defines you, your identity is your beliefs and your feelings, identity is standing up for these beliefs, it is the group of feelings and emotions that create you. I hope to be able to contribute a great verse on the world before my death. My verse will be one of change, one that will make a difference on the world. My plan is to one day be a trademark of peace and environment by standing for non-violence and by promoting a green thumb across the Earth. I want to make sure that everyone in our world knows that anything they do will make a difference by creating an online-change organization. Through this I hope to begin with the peace between children and then travel onto peace between adults! Identity is the solution to the equation of poetry...
It pays off to stop and think about what your life is in a whole. Life is only a piece to history that does not end in death. After death your life lives in the actions you took part in during your time on Earth. And as it pays to think about your life it pays to stop and think about who would know you without poetry in your life. Who would take the time to remember a person who has no verse contributed in the powerful play of the world, someone without uniqueness, identity, passion, or beliefs. So again ask yourself; What is poetry? Why do we read and write poetry in the first place, what is the reason if not to feel or experience fame ourselves? We do this because poetry equals life and life equals passions plus beliefs and identity! What will your verse be? I know mine!