Writing confessional poetry specifically, which gives writers the opportunity to make a confession about something private or difficult is a great way to focus your mind, express your emotions and bring some clarity by writing down your feelings and thoughts in a poetic format.
Often the best poems are written from the heart, raw, emotional and to the point. After the poem is written there is a certain sense of calm as we no longer hold the burden of our confession. You may initially struggle with starting a poem, however it does become easier with practice.
This is when the cathartic release of emotions to pen and then paper as an outlet calms us, gives us clarity and enables us to move forward.
Poetry’s powerful healing qualities have been documented during both world wars and the American civil war: poems were read to soldiers to help them cope with trauma and the brutalities of war.
), there are plenty of benefits and incentives to grabbing your pen or laptop.
Here are just five of the reasons to get started writing a poem.
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This combination of brevity and detail gives the reader open access to the poet’s mind and enables the reader to truly connect with the poet.
Writing poetry requires us to be open and honest about our feelings so that we can voice them through pen and paper, which is the first step to truly expressing ourselves.