"Poetry is the blossom and the fragrance of
all human knowledge, human thoughts, human passions, emotions, language."
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: (firstname.lastname@example.org) on and before the 25th
of every month, as we publish every new edition on the very 1st day
of every month.