Tuesday, 23 April 2013

My view of poems

The road not taken

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim
Because it was grassy and wanted wear,
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I marked the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I,
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference. 

This poem above is perhaps one of my favorite poems. It has a meaning to it and the author expresses his dilemma infront of everyone. It shows how choosing a path can be difficult and how choices make all the difference. 

Yesterday, In english we learnt what the difference between a poem and something poetic is. We learnt how poems don't have to rhyme and how they express feelings. We also tried to interpret the difference between a poem and a prose. To many, it seemed that they were pretty much the same. But according to me, they have  difference. When you're writing a poem, you have a limited space to share your ideas because it gets boring, but when you're writing a prose, you can use all your perspectives and aims and the length can be as long as it wants to.

After watching Dr Pritchard's video on the analogy of poetry, I had a completely different perspective of it. It isn't graphs or something like science which you need to study for. It's a beauty, it's natural and its something people love to do. 

Poems have always been something unique for me and I love to write poems because it comes to me naturally! Poems are a beauty, and we should all appreciate it.

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