The AuthorHouse Author’s Digest is delighted to welcome back multi-published AuthorHouse author Gloria D. Gonsalves. Today she asks readers to support her great passion, the art of poetry, by explaining that it is not really that difficult to read.
Poetry Is Not Ordinary but It Needs You
By Gloria D. Gonsalves
“Being able to express the same thought and image in fewer words, choosing more carefully, etc., makes poetry more difficult to master than prose.” This quoted sentence made me reflect.
I have been writing poems for over 5 years now and never once did I think it was difficult. My only difficulties are related to those occasions where I am put on the spot to write a poem of something or someone that I have no direct emotional connection with. Whether it is a birthday celebration or farewell event, it always is a test to my writing skills.
On such requests, I find it easier to write after my participation. It is only then that I find myself having the right words to portray the person and related emotions to the poem. In saying so, there have been times where I had to write and present during the event. In such situations, the end product is sometimes not to my satisfaction.
But if my poem is a fulfilling gesture to someone and the event, then I would give my best efforts as I could at that moment in time.
Generally I find it easier to express my feelings in the short form of poetry rather than prose. All I need is a key word and words begin to flow. Sometimes I doubt myself and consult the dictionary. I am still one who has to learn to let go and allow words to teach me by simply letting them come out of me.
Supposedly this uncertainty is from the fact that English is not my mother tongue. Furthermore when writing prose I find myself re-writing because when read out aloud, my sentences rhyme, which is not standard writing. But how can I avoid the art form that taught me to passionately write?
Literary experts consider prose as a dull form of expression. If it is so, then why is poetry getting fewer readerships? It cannot be that difficult to read, or is it?
Of course I too have my difficulties reading the old times poetry but I still appreciate them because they feed me with a foundation I need to understand of this expressive art. Nevertheless we have modern poetry, written in the language that most of us can make sense of.
Today I am on a mission to plead with readers.
Please do know that there are many of us out here that would feel honoured to do the difficult part of writing poetry for you. We live in the same era with you and therefore our poetry is modern and not Shakespearean. All you need do is support us in continuing this special art form by reading us.
Poetry rhymes, a song our souls need to nourish upon. Poetry is a drum, a sound our bodies wish to have. Poetry is organized, a reading our eyes wish to view. Poetry is refined, a structure our moral selves seek. Poetry is civil, instigating the world to remain sane. Poetry is not ordinary but it does need the ordinary eyes to continue to be the interesting art form of expression. Poetry is like a child communicating, who later grows to be an adult communicating in prose.
Would you want that child to die before reaching maturity?
Gloria D. Gonsalves’ AuthorHouse Bibliography
You can find out more about Gloria and her books on her official website www.auntieglo.com