A poem is a way to express myself without speaking.
A poem can portray an emotion, yet say nothing.
A poem is openness; a void to be filled by me.
A poem can have specific structure, or none at all.
A poem can be personal or detached from myself.
A poem is creativity unrivaled.
A poem has no definition; it is different for me than for you.
A poem puts my words out there for criticism.
A poem lets me hide behind these same words.
A poem lets me say nothing and everything.
Today, we watched a reading of Ars Poetica in my writing class. We were then instructed to give our personal definition of poetry. Already, I was thinking poetically and was constructing one in my mind when Ms. Dague instructed us to write the definition with a 10 line poem.