38 thoughts on “A Great Weight Removed

    1. I would be lying to say I am not familiar, but I would also be lying if I were to say I take any of it to heart or keep it consciously in my mind when I write, Such knowledge is a tool, but in art, tools must be used sparingly and are often more valuable as inspiration than as blunt instruments. Thank you for the comment – I always enjoy your writing and if what you say is true, then you are filling with great thoughts and ideas. πŸ™‚

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  1. Poetry it needs no form. It can have it, but more than that. It simply is and is what the writer needs it to be. That’s my belief, wonderful piece.

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    1. I completely agree. Writing should reflect the intent and spirit of the writer and the context. And if strucui helps to drive that, then so be it. But it should never hinder or serve as an impediment… Thank you for reading and contributing your thoughts!

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  2. I agree with you when you talk about writing being ‘a weight removed’ – the very process can be very cathartic. As for form and structure you are correct – it can be employed to aid the impact of the words, but should never stffle the flow of emotion. Besides (and I’m sure you’d agree), we often write with an internal flow or melody which no-one else can feel, thus leaving each piece open to interpretation.
    Well put.

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    1. This is an excellent response. I definitely agree that form can be a useful tool, but only if it supports the writing and doesn’t overpower it. The internal melody/flow that you mention is so very integral to everything I write… Outside of what I have posted, I actually have pages and pages of “lyrics” to songs that will never happen because I cannot write music I just hear the music in my head. πŸ™‚ Much of this writing that I do post is the same – there is usually a rhythm to it that corresponds to some sort of musical accompaniment.

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  3. No one can ‘fence in’ poetry to conform to a certain structure. Poetry is simply artistic expression, an avenue upon which so scribble our thoughts as they form. You do it brilliantly. Here’s to many more days, weeks, months and years, ditching that weight.

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    1. Yes, yes, yes. Expression… A good word. Poetry is confusing for some because it uses words like standard communication, so we expect it to communicate in a consistent/defined manner. But ultimately, poetry is an extension of the self, an expression more so that a communication. It is no different that visual art, which is often lauded for it’s ability to break expectations and disavow consistency. Thank you so much for your compliment – I second that call and will do my best to carry it forward.

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  4. I got so frustrated in school, being told I had to follow the rules…other students editing my words to something flat and lifeless, rather than stretch their own ideas of writing. It’s so freeing to finally let my writing get as artistic and eclectic as it wants.

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  5. Did the first person to ever pen down a poem in history (whoever that may be) follow or even know about rules and structure? I don’t think so, my friend! Poetry is art, art is life. Life is meant to be lived just as easily as poetry is meant to flow. Creativity is inborn, it does not come with instructions. 😊 You are a creator, keep at it πŸ‘Œ

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    1. That is very insightful. Poetry and art have evolved in their own way over time, partially due to process but mostly just in a natural way along with ideas. But at the same time, there is something primal about art that hasn’t changed one bit… There is beauty in both of these facts.

      Thank you so much for the kind words. I am so grateful. I would say the same to/of you. πŸ™‚

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  6. I read somewhere that poetry matters because it changes one person at a time; the writer as well as the reader.
    Poets usually don’t set out to change the world but probably the rules that try to box them in.
    Auroraboros, you are not answerable to even your readers for your poetic formlessness.
    Just let the words flow unchecked and unhindered.

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      1. You’re welcome. ☺️
        Yes I was a bit occupied the last week with work and a bit of travelling last weekend πŸ˜“ Finally today I get to rest. Thank you so much for asking. It feels worth when someone notices the absence. How have you been?

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      2. That is completely understandable. I have also been quiet the past week due to illness and stress; aside from my daily posts, I have not been able to read or comment much. I am finally able to get back to reading posts again though, and went through quite a few yesterday. I am very glad you are back as well. I definitely notice. You are a welcomed presence here.

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      3. Thank you, I am also quite relieved to have recovered. I agree that we are family, and am so glad that you feel the same. It is a beautiful thing. I am so glad to know you and honored to have you as a part of my family.

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