Here’s a shocker: I used to hate poetry. To my ignorant and biased mind, I assumed all sonnets pertained to someone’s romantic and flowery darling dear or of the earthly environment. I tended to think most were like the common, “Roses are red, violets are blue…” Yet, even these are beautiful…if only I had been exposed to the ones which spoke to me. I realized there was so much more than what I was forced to memorize in school. Why weren’t we taught the pure awe of an author pouring out his incandescent heart in rhyme? Given that outlook, it gives so much more meaning than the up and down rhythm this bored child had to recite. I never saw the potential thread that could bind common hearts together. We come to realize through the author that all humanity is the same. We have common ailments, predicaments, and feelings. He shares his own discoveries and hardships in such a unique way that it can’t help but touch a common cord in our own lives.
Ending on that note, here is an awe inspiring favorite:
by Arthur O’shaughnessy
“We are the music makers,
And we are the dreamers of dreams,”
Then it goes on to say how these dreamers have the power create empires but also have the power to tear them down. He hints how the dreamers and music makers are everything but trivial to this world’s success.
You poetry writers, you are a dreamer. We bloggers, we here are all dreamers.You have the power to make this world great, so what are you going to do with it? You were given this incredible gift for a reason! The world needs you!
What are some of your favorite sonnets? Or is there one of your own poems that you’ve been working on? I would LOVE to read them!