Philosophy of Poetry
It is time for me to add this section as I hope this year (2016) will be the cutting edge of my writing by fully liberating the use of creative license in poetry. A few months back, one writer challenged his audience about writing horror. To my own gentle horror, I’ve realized I was still bound by unconscious restraints in subject matter, genre, fears, etc. Therefore, I have moved out of my comfort zone and now writing more complex themes. As an advocate for poetry and its continual impact throughout generations, I can only hope that all of us keep pushing the limits.
- Poets are not be pigeonholed by the poem. We can change our minds on previous themes, perspectives, subject matters, styles, and genre at any time we like. That is our prerogative after all. For me, it is all in unison.
- Not all poems are about the author. Although poets can validate the significance of every personal experience through the pen, an open, creative license is there to enjoy. Music, news stories, cultures, books, art, people etc., are powerful influences for me.
- Having said that, life is very deep and fluid and it’s enjoyable to write about it unabated.
- Sometimes we write what others call ‘crap’. I still will post it. Some of that crap becomes fertilizer.
- As I read different authors, I am continually being pushed, challenged, questioned, and entertained. If I follow you (and I do not always follow someone just because they follow me) it is because I am collecting my pearls.