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Reasons to read poems

http://mamiverse.com/9-reasons-to-read-poems-75546/   “2. Poetry can change how you see the world A great poem, like a great novel or even a great movie, can expose you to parts of the world that you didn’t know existed and that you haven’t … Continue reading

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Criticise with love

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/susie-moore/6-reasons-its-good-some-people-dont-like-you_b_8238060.html   There are two types of people we classify as haters. One is a critic who comes from a place of love, another is legitimate hater — one coming from a place of fear or envy. To be criticised … Continue reading

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When poets don’t read poetry

  https://www.writingforward.com/poetry-writing/when-poets-dont-read-poetry Extract: How a Lack of Reading Shows in Your Work There’s no rule that says every person who writes poetry must read poetry. Plenty of poets write for the sole purpose of personal expression. Poetry writing can be … Continue reading

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What does poetry do for us?

The novelist Richard Ford differed from the poets in his take: “The question ‘Why poetry?’ isn’t asking what makes poetry unique among art forms; poetry may indeed share its origins with other forms of privileged utterance. A somewhat more interesting … Continue reading

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It figures

    http://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/it+figures   It figures. It makes sense.; It confirms what one might have guessed.; I’m not surprised. Bob: Tom was the one who broke the window. Bill: It figures. He’s very careless. Ann: Mary was the last one to … Continue reading

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Start writing poetry

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/diana-m-raab/start-writing-poetry_b_7005194.html “Reading and writing poetry also has healing and transformative powers. As a matter of fact, many therapists augment their treatments by encouraging their clients to write poetry to express their feelings. This is one way to foster hidden creativity … Continue reading

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