How come when you think of your sister who passed away you get a sad song in your heart and write poetry?
You ask this as if you think it is somehow peculiar to grieve over your lost sister and express your grief through poetry. There is no time limit after which you should say "I'm over her loss, so why am I still doing this." Grief is a very normal feeling, and it's infinitely better to write poetry about it than to act out your grief in a negative way. I just did a quick google search on "grief poems" and I got 1,700,000 hits. I'm sure somewhere in there you can find chat forums full of people who get through their grief by sharing and discussing their poems, and it's a statistical certainty that with that many hits someone has exactly the same sentiments that you do. In some strange and oblique "god moves in mysterious ways" way, perhaps your sister's passing and your new-found mode of expression are somehow part of something bigger; how can we ever know. Perhaps you are a computer programmer today, but in a few years time you might find your true vocation is as a grief counselor with a book of poems that is widely accepted as the gold standard for understanding and coping with grief. Whatever it might be, the fact that there are almost two million hits on just one search should certainly teach you that what you are doing is not abnormal at all, but perfectly normal.
How would you write out the text of a talk that you would give your class on the poetry of Elizabeth Bishop?
well theres nothing wrong with loving your best friends sister...i mean its natural....just go for it man..what can possibly stop you...your best friend??? is he going to decide wether you love his sister or not....it doesnt matter what anyone else thinks just do what you think is right... and just listen to you heart =] agreed :)
People like poetry for many different reasons. Some reasons may be personal while others may be common among everyone else. Examples: Some like poetry because they feel they can relate to what they are reading and therefore they no longer feel they are alone in what they are feeling.(Hope that wasn't confusing.) This is a reason that is on a more personal level. Some like poetry because they admire the life lessons they can give…
a poem says more than just plain words. there are words when none are there. in poetry, you can interpret it into whatever you think it may be! with poetry you have the oppurtunity to use your immagination. with poetry you can read between the lines, and you can read what isn't there. poetry is more beautiful than any essay you will ever write.