“A poet’s work is to name the unnameable, to point at frauds, to take sides, start arguments, shape the world, and stop it going to sleep.” – Salman Rushdie
Writing poetry is more than just a hobby for many of us. It’s a way that we come to terms with life and understanding its intricacies. Nothing feels better than finding the right sequence of words to describe our feelings and experiences, whether you write for just yourself or for an audience. We have compiled a list of four reasons everyone should consider writing just one poem today.
Why Do We Write Poetry?
We all have our own reasons for why we write poetry, but here are a few of the most compelling:
Instead of keeping your emotions about a bad day bottled up inside, let your frustration, anger, and sadness out on paper. In some cases, taking the time to write a poem can help to ground you and provide you with free therapy. If you’re comfortable sharing your poem with friends or online, you may find that you’re able to connect with others that have shared your same situation and feel less alone.
What are you passionate about? Almost everyone has something important to say. Poetry can give you a way to communicate your message and even share it with others. Turn your passion into poetry!
- Let out your feelings
If you’re having trouble organizing your thoughts, writing them down in the form of poetry can be a good way to discover how you’re feeling and form a plan for the future. If you’ve gone through a break up or a divorce, for example, you are probably feeling all sorts of emotions at once – betrayal, sadness, anger, heartbreak, etc. If you take the time to sit down and write a poem, you will be able to reflect and sort out your emotions.
- Share your experiences
We all go through different and unique experiences in our lives. Chances are, you’ve been through something that someone else will never go through or experience. Help others to understand your own unique perspective on life through your own unique poetry and share what makes you so special.
Take a stab at writing your very own poem – today! If you like what you write, consider submitting it to our poetry contest and show your work to the world!