What is Poetry?

Poetry is writing and speaking which we cannot fully define, but we know poetry when we hear it. It is words that dance.

Poetry expresses the heart, the knowledge, charm, humor, and love of the writer. Poetry heals and laughs.

Poetry is the free expression which leads the thought and understanding of a whole nation. It preserves the values of the inner man.

Poetry is verbal art which, expressed through disciplined form, encourages creativity and thought in the reader.

Poetry reflects the loneliness of the soul and the need for identity, the need to have others share with the suffering, and love and perceptions of the writer.