Why I love poetry

A few weeks ago, I went to a talk by Rita Dove (the Poet Laureate of America) and was completely inspired. I learnt new things and discovered truths about poetry.

Why I love Poetry


Poetry is empathetic.

It begs the reader to look for

More in life.

It is subtle;

It doesn’t shove it down your


It’s passionate but

Not “shout-y.”

It is thoughtful and

Not pretentious.

It is full of hidden truths

That the reader is invited to find.

It is compassionate,




Poetry is music

And uses more than just

Words to influence



mind, thoughts,




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