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Poetry International

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Poetry (from the Latin poeta, a poet) is a form of literary art in which language is used for its aesthetic and evocative qualities in addition to, or in lieu of, its apparent meaning. Poetry may be written independently, as discrete poems, or may occur in conjunction with other arts, as in poetic drama, hymns, lyrics, or prose poetry. It is published in dedicated magazines (the longest established being Poetry and Oxford Poetry), individual collections and wider anthologies.

Poetry, and discussions of it, have a long history. Early attempts to define poetry, such as Aristotle's Poetics, focused on the uses of speech in rhetoric, drama, song, and comedy. Later attempts concentrated on features such as repetition, verse form and rhyme, and emphasized the aesthetics which distinguish poetry from more objectively informative, prosaic forms of writing, such as manifestos, biographies, essays, and novels . From the mid-20th century, poetry has sometimes been more loosely defined as a fundamental creative act using language.

Poetry often uses particular forms and conventions to suggest alternative meanings in the words, or to evoke emotional or sensual responses. Devices such as assonance, alliteration, onomatopoeia, and rhythm are sometimes used to achieve musical or incantatory effects. The use of ambiguity, symbolism, irony, and other stylistic elements of poetic diction often leaves a poem open to multiple interpretations. Similarly, metaphor, simile, and metonymy create a resonance between otherwise disparate images—a layering of meanings, forming connections previously not perceived. Kindred forms of resonance may exist, between individual verses, in their patterns of rhyme or rhythm.

Some forms of poetry are specific to particular cultures and genres, responding to the characteristics of the language in which the poet writes. While readers accustomed to identifying poetry with Dante, Goethe, Mickiewicz and Rumi may think of it as being written in lines based upon rhyme and regular meter, there are traditions, such as Biblical poetry, that use other approaches to achieve rhythm and euphony. Much of modern British and American poetry is to some extent a critique of poetic tradition, playing with and testing (among other things) the principle of euphony itself, to the extent that sometimes it deliberately does not rhyme or keep to set rhythms at all. In today's globalized world poets often borrow styles, techniques and forms from diverse cultures and languages.

Poetry as an art form may predate literacy. Many ancient works, from the Indian Vedas (1700–1200 BC) and Zoroaster's Gathas (1200-900 BC) to the Odyssey (800–675 BC), appear to have been composed in poetic form to aid memorization and oral transmission, in prehistoric and ancient societies. Poetry appears among the earliest records of most literate cultures, with poetic fragments found on early monoliths, runestones, and stelae.

The oldest surviving epic poem is the Epic of Gilgamesh, from the 3rd millennium BC in Sumer (in Mesopotamia, now Iraq), which was written in cuneiform script on clay tablets and, later, papyrus. Other ancient epic poetry includes the Greek epics Iliad and Odyssey, the Old Iranian books the Gathic Avesta and Yasna, the Roman national epic, Virgil's Aeneid, and the Indian epics Ramayana and Mahabharata.

The efforts of ancient thinkers to determine what makes poetry distinctive as a form, and what distinguishes good poetry from bad, resulted in "poetics"—the study of the aesthetics of poetry. Some ancient societies, such as the Chinese through the Shi Jing, one of the Five Classics of Confucianism, developed canons of poetic works that had ritual as well as aesthetic importance. More recently, thinkers have struggled to find a definition that could encompass formal differences as great as those between Chaucer's Canterbury Tales and Matsuo Bashō's Oku no Hosomichi, as well as differences in context spanning Tanakh religious poetry, love poetry, and rap.

Context can be critical to poetics and to the development of poetic genres and forms. Poetry that records historic events in epics, such as Gilgamesh or Ferdowsi's Shahnameh, will necessarily be lengthy and narrative, while poetry used for liturgical purposes (hymns, psalms, suras, and hadiths) is likely to have an inspirational tone, whereas elegy and tragedy are meant to evoke deep emotional responses. Other contexts include Gregorian chants, formal or diplomatic speech, political rhetoric and invective, light-hearted nursery and nonsense rhymes, and even medical texts.

The Polish historian of aesthetics, Władysław Tatarkiewicz, in a paper on "The Concept of Poetry," traces the evolution of what is in fact two concepts of poetry. Tatarkiewicz points out that the term is applied to two distinct things that, as the poet Paul Valéry observed, "at a certain point find union. Poetry [...] is an art based on language. But poetry also has a more general meaning [...] that is difficult to define because it is less determinate: poetry expresses a certain state of mind."

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I seek again that soft spot,

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-All Who Fall Are Not Forgotten-

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A Soldier Is A Gift 1 Reply

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The Night Before Gormass by katjira

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A Soldier's Thanksgiving Day Prayer

Started by Dept of PMM Artists & things Nov 22, 2011.


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If you are able

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Charge of the Light Brigade

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A Remembrance Day Story

Started by Dept of PMM Artists & things Nov 10, 2011.

When The Lord Was Creating Vietnam Vets

Started by Dept of PMM Artists & things Oct 24, 2011.

'A Poem to Honor Our Soldiers...Fallen and Standing.'

Started by Rev. Allen M. Drago ~ Traveler Oct 20, 2011.

Eolian Harp by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

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I sit here during the long winter 11 Replies

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A diffrent time a diffrent life one of three lives intertwined 6 Replies

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The Mother's Song by Jean Auel

Started by Dept of PMM Artists & things Feb 19, 2011.

~ Historical & Classical Poetry ~ 1 Reply

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By Thomas Warton the elder (1688?-1745)

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Comment by Denise Morgan (Helping Hand) on October 30, 2010 at 10:43pm
Do You See Me?

Do you see me…
Do you see me when I think of you…
Do you see me when I sleep…
Do you see me when I cry alone…
Do you see me when I cook food you taught me to make…
Do you see me when I comfort my children…
I see you in everything I do…
When I was young, I never wanted to be like you…
Today I am proud to be all the best that was you.

In Loving Memory of My Mother
Donna Mae Bahr
Comment by Dept of PMM Artists & things on October 30, 2010 at 10:12pm
But first on earth, as Vampyre sent,
Thy corpse shall from its tomb be rent;
Then ghastly haunt thy native place,
And suck the blood of all thy race;
There from thy daughter, sister, wife.
At midnight drain the stream of life;
Yet loathe the banquet, which perforce
Must feed thy livid, living corpse,
Thy victims, ere they yet expire.
Shall know the demon for their sire;
As cursing thee, thou cursing them
Thy flowers are withered on the stem

Lord Byron
Comment by msospreywoman on October 15, 2010 at 2:34pm
You r welcome. I don't get back here to often, however since poetry is my 1st love, painting my second or they are twins. For I am passionate about both as well as giving birth now to other creative juices such as scuplting, photography and another. And really having no instruction in either. Still I will attempt to do my best. Maybe it is just age and journeying into new worlds.

A poem that just came to me because of you.

I am the water sign
truly blessed with constant flowing creative waters.

My poem
by I. B. Hardy(msospreywoman)
written 10/15/10

Come behold me and see me in my beauty.

Behold me and know that I am who I am.

I am calm and rough at the same time.
I am strong and poweful and dance thu-out time.

I am within you and needed by you.
I am always with you and yet I live without you.

I am seen as by many and misunderstood by all.
I am always moving, always there, always around.

See me, touch me, drink me, live with me.
run to me, play within me, run from me.

Know that I know that I am life for many and that I am more powerful than you can understand.

I touched by the the moon , the sun and the climates.

I will help you, as well as destroy you.
Do not take me for granted, do not under estimate me.

I flow thu out your lives and that of others.
See me on the beaches, in forrest, along the cities.

I have brought you dreams, hopes and aspiration.
I have brought you desires, inventions, and ideas.
I have giving you sources and took you to many places.

I hold many secrets and worlds that where and are no more.

I can travel over many distances and stay in one place forever.
I am the one that many hope to see and many
My colors are many and my dresses are long and short.
I am so beautiful and filled with new discoveries.
That even I am sometimes amazed.

There are many stories and fables about me.
I am a delight to hear about and a horror to some.

You know me and yet you don't.
You see me in your dreams and to some I am pleasure and to some I am a nightmare.

I am the water that falls from your eyes in sad times and in good times.

I am who that I am.

I have been talked about thu-out time and still I am questioned and searched .

I am water, I am lakes, I am rivers, I am ponds, streams and oceans.

I am who I am

water form Pictures, Images and Photos

water Pictures, Images and Photos

Blue water Pictures, Images and Photos
Comment by AZureGray on September 29, 2010 at 11:54pm
Thank you for sharing. The images your words evoke are beautiful.
Comment by Dept of PMM Artists & things on September 29, 2010 at 6:15pm
The Moon

I am the Moon,

I am the Stars,

I am the Planet you know from afar

I balance you and calm,

With Love's embrace

I am Wisdom,

A child of Grace,...

I am the Goddess,

the High Priestess,

Knower of All

Secrets and Mysteries,

I catch you when you fall...

I am Water,

I am Fire,

The Pillars of Light

Of Eternal Love and Truth;

By Perfection Moonlight's mist,

Embraced by the Kiss,

So Sacred and Encrypted,

My Heart on the wind in the night...

Dare all who know me,

Blessed Be;

Of knights, of Dreams, of Dragonflies,

I am the Protector no one sees;

In the Watchtower I wait as the White Owls fly in the night,

I am Illumination,

I am the Light...

Comment by msospreywoman on September 24, 2010 at 3:05pm
I love all of these and some just touche me so softly and gently with whispers of yesteryear and yet I am seeing the present in the words.
I am including a poem which is not mind, however I believe you will find it beautiful as well as touching and inspiring. The words are true and I feel them deeply.

Instructions for Living - Lakota

Friend do it this way - that is,
whatever you do in life,
do the very best you can
with both your heart and mind.

And if you do it that way,
the Power Of The Universe
will come to your assistance,
if your heart and mind are in Unity.

When one sits in the Hoop Of The People,
one must be responsible because
All of Creation is related.
And the hurt of one is the hurt of all.
And the honor of one is the honor of all.
And whatever we do effects everything in the universe.

If you do it that way - that is,
if you truly join your heart and mind
as One - whatever you ask for,
that's the Way It's Going To Be.

- Spoken wisdom by White Buffalo Calf Woman -
Comment by AZureGray on September 23, 2010 at 4:03pm
This is so beautiful. My mother tells me we are decentants of Ojibwa. It was so far back in our family that I can't find it. There are more Northern Europeans in our immediate family. I am hoping to find out someday!
Comment by Dept of PMM Artists & things on September 23, 2010 at 1:17pm
Blessings of Love and Light
look at our brokeness

We know that in all creation
Only the human family
has strayed from the Sacred Way.

We know that we are the ones
who are divided
and we are the ones
who must come back together
to walk in the Sacred Way

Sacred One
teach us love, compassion and honor
that we may heal the earth
and heal each other
~~Ojibway Prayer~
Comment by Dept of PMM Artists & things on September 10, 2010 at 1:57pm
Prayer Honoring the Goddesses of Spring

Hail, and welcome!
Green life returns to the earth
blooming and blossoming
once more from the soil.
We welcome you,

goddesses of Spring,
Eostre, Persephone, Flora, Cybele,
in the trees,
in the soil,
in the flowers,
in the rains,
and we are grateful
for your presence.

Patty Wigington
Comment by Dept of PMM Artists & things on August 30, 2010 at 3:20pm

Step out of the misty veil
Which darkly winds round thee;
Step out of the olden days,
Thou great Divinity!
Across thy mental vision
Passes the godly host,
That Bragi's melodies
Made Asgard's proudest boast.
There rise the sounds of music
From harp strings sweet and clear,
Wonderfully enchanting
To the receiving ear.
Thou wast it, thou hast carried
Sagas of northern fame,
Did'st boldly strike the harp strings
Of old skalds; just the same
Thou spann'st the bridge of Bifrost,
The pathway of the gods;-
O name the mighty heroes,
Draw pictures of the gods!

-author unknown

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Patchwork Merchant Mercenaries had its humble beginnings as an idea of a few artisans and craftsmen who enjoy performing with live steel fighting. As well as a patchwork quilt tent canvas. Most had prior military experience hence the name.


Patchwork Merchant Mercenaries.


Vendertainers that brought many things to a show and are know for helping out where ever they can.

As well as being a place where the older hand made items could be found made by them and enjoyed by all.

We expanded over the years to become well known at what we do. Now we represent over 100 artisans and craftsman that are well known in their venues and some just starting out. Some of their works have been premiered in TV, stage and movies on a regular basis.

Specializing in Medieval, Goth , Stage Film, BDFSM and Practitioner.

Patchwork Merchant Mercenaries a Dept of, Ask For IT was started by artists and former military veterans, and sword fighters, representing over 100 artisans, one who made his living traveling from fair to festival vending medieval wares. The majority of his customers are re-enactors, SCAdians and the like, looking to build their kit with period clothing, feast gear, adornments, etc.

Likewise, it is typical for these history-lovers to peruse the tent (aka mobile store front) and, upon finding something that pleases the eye, ask "Is this period?"

A deceitful query!! This is not a yes or no question. One must have a damn good understanding of European history (at least) from the fall of Rome to the mid-1600's to properly answer. Taking into account, also, the culture in which the querent is dressed is vitally important. You see, though it may be well within medieval period, it would be strange to see a Viking wearing a Caftan...or is it?

After a festival's time of answering weighty questions such as these, I'd sleep like a log! Only a mad man could possibly remember the place and time for each piece of kitchen ware, weaponry, cloth, and chain within a span of 1,000 years!! Surely there must be an easier way, a place where he could post all this knowledge...

Traveling Within The World is meant to be such a place. A place for all of these artists to keep in touch and directly interact with their fellow geeks and re-enactment hobbyists, their clientele.

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