Why Read Poetry?

Poetry is something
that dances rhythm of your heart,
sings song of your soul,
dreams dream of your subconscious.

Anything that gives you joy,
brings tears to your eyes,
speaks hidden story of your heart,
is poetry.

When a baby stops crying
as he sucks his mother's breasts,
that's a poetry.

When your dog stares at you sadly
as you leave for your office,
that's a poetry.

Poetry is already there everywhere.
Some smiles to you in day light,
others hide themselves in shadow.

Those which hide themselves in shadow,
command you, to be light.
So that, you find them in shadow.

This is how poetry asks human
to rise above his beastly impulses.

Human can certainly live without poetry.
But that life will be no better than
mere fulfillment of beastly desires.

It's poetry that makes human
what human truly is.
Human heart
derives its beauty and fragrance
from poetry.

Can a flower be flower
without beauty and fragrance?
So is human.
Human ascends to humanness
with beauty and fragrance of poetry

© Arun Maji
Painting: Daniel Gerhertz

by Arun Maji

Comments (20)

I have never before heard poetry described this way. Astounding! This racy read is out to make a point how poetry beautifies the lot of us humans. Succeeded. I enjoyed this poem so much.10+++👌
Chalk off one poem that I need not write, because you have aptly conveyed my feeling. Poetry is the telos or guiding star of a life. It helps us gather the far-flung materials that were thrown our way in life's course, so we can wrest meaning from them.
Can a flower be flower without beauty and fragrance? So is human. Human ascends to humanness with beauty and fragrance of poetry- - - - - - - Just love this interpretation of poetry. Many ask me why don't I write stories and fictions in stead of writing poetry.If time, please read my poem 'Howabout writing a story' and leave your valuable comment.
This poem really express that, What are the importance of poetry in everyday life Nice poem sir.
'word' not necessary for poetry.
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