Thursday, October 1, 2015


"Poetry is the blossom and the fragrance of all human knowledge, human thoughts, human passions, emotions, language." (Coleridge).

According to Webster's Dictionary, poetry is defined as "writing that formulates a concentrated imaginative awareness of experience in language chosen and arranged to create a specific emotional response through meaning, sound, and rhythm."

Poetry is the literary work in which special intensity is given to the expression of feelings and ideas by the use of distinctive style and rhythm. Imagination is the ability of the mind to be creative or resourceful and can be active without worries, such as fearing something, for every word has its own meaning, detached from the actual word it’s described by. Poetry achieves different level of understandings by allowing us to really experience life through the emotions and experiences of others as poetry is a blend of imagination and truth; it is a diverse form of communication and there are vast arrays of elements that make up this very unique and specialized form of writing. Poetry is the art of apprehending and interpreting ideas by the faculty of imagination; the art of idealizing in thought and in expression.

There are many contradicting views about poetry and no one can agree on the essence of poetry. Some poets think that poetry is all about the rules and the rhythm that must be followed.  While other poets suggest that the poetry is the expression of emotions and rules do not matter. The perfect mix to define poetry is somewhere in between. True poetry must express feeling and create an imaginary world in the readers mind along with creating perfect melody, unlike fiction it is solely based on the author’s personal take on a certain subject. The tone, diction, syntax, and mood of a poem are all determined by the author of the poem.

So poetry is a compact language that expresses complex feelings. To understand the multiple meanings of a poem, readers must examine its words and phrasing from the perspectives of rhythm, sound, images, obvious meaning, and implied meaning. Readers then need to organize responses to the verse into a logical, point-by-point explanation. For some readers, to interpret a poem or explain the plot can be a difficult task. A reader may need to research where the author is from and what year the poem was written in, in order to get the full effect of the poem and the underlying meanings in it and before reaching a conclusion about the meaning of a poem, readers should summarize their personal responses. Are they emotionally moved or touched by the poem? Are they entertained or repulsed, terrified or stirred to agree? How has the poet made an impression? Do words and phrases stick in their memory? Yes, this is the most important aspect of poetry, to make an impact in reader’s mind, to reside into the reader’s soul.

So therefore, the sole object of our monthly online poetry journal “Our Poetry Archive”; is to build up a poetical network between the poets and the readers around the world. So like all the previous editions, also this October we have archived thirty six beautiful poems written by the poets from various continents with different cultural backgrounds and literary heritages. We are glad to inform you all, that the viewership of our journal is rapidly growing day by day. You can have a look through the Google Stats of the viewership of Our Poetry Archive. We would like to invite you all to join your hands with us to make this journal a running success. You can send us your valued feedbacks and your poetical works to our email address: ( on and before the 25th of every month, as we publish every new edition on the very 1st day of every month.

Thank You All.






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