Good morning folks! 😁 Thank crunchie or should I say “thank poetry it’s Friday.” Today I want to share with you two of my favourite poetry quotes and why they have become such.
First up is: “Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting that speaks.” Plutarch
We all know the quote: “A picture paints a thousand words” and indeed this can be very true! Just one picture can convey a myriad of thoughts; emotions and ideas as well as stimulating much discussion. However, a good poem; written well can paint a pretty impressive picture and put a person in the physical place the poet is talking about or allow them to experience the emotions the that the writer is has experienced.
From early on in my poetic journey one of my main goals and indeed heart’s desire has been to paint pictures with words. To express myself so clearly and honestly that the person reading it can understand what I’m talking about and be transported physically; mentally to the place or state of mind that I’m writing about. I want the reader to literally see what I’m talking about. That’s one of the best compliments a person could pay me or any poet for that matter, that they can see what I’m trying to say.
Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words.
Poetry is all about emotion and I can be an emotional writer who wears his heart on his sleeve. But it’s carefully observed emotion at that, so carefully observed through deep thought and much reflection that you’re able to find the right words to express it. And when you find those right words you write them down straight away as you don’t want to forget them! Believe me, it’s a beautiful thing when a person can feel or understand what you’re feeling through a word; sentence or poem that you wrote! 😁❤️👍