A need you dare not admit. Poetry on a Vampire Mom blog? Why? I’ll tell you.

Re-posted and edited from June but still an important message…

People won’t admit they read poetry and are moved by it…but late at night they go on the internet and search it out. It is like pornography. I’m dead serious (no pun intended). It is a need that most people will not dare admit to.

It isn’t a good time for me to expound upon the history of poetry or what caused the American population (among others) claim not to like poets. But I would like to remind everyone, especially those of us who can remember the past several centuries that there was a time that poets were the Rock Stars of our culture.

Sometimes I pull out my old volumes of favorites and read in the quiet of the night or on a rain soaked day. In turn, I also look for the new. I marvel at the many voices I see with poetry on the internet.

Part of me believes technology with recorded music, radio, TV etc maybe brought an end to the poet as a popular icon. But in turn the Internet, yes the Internet has brought poetry back to life.

I see in the online communities poets being read, not ignored. I don’t read those words online “I don’t like poetry.” I see people who NEVER would read a poem, forwarding poetry to their friends and loved ones.

Poetry is a gift to the soul. Poetry is for everyone. Everyone needs poetry, like a vampire needs blood, like a hawk needs to fly, like a fish needs to swim. I know that wasn’t very poetic but you get the point – I hope.

Your assignment today is to READ, SAVOR and SHARE poetry with someone you love.

For poetry posted on this blog (Vampiremaman.wordpress.com) click on the links below. Enjoy!

~ Juliette

23 comments

  1. I agree with all those sentiments expressed…I love writing poetry, and I love reading it. It is such a contained, self-disciplined way of expressing something, a revolution against all that is imposed, including not having to worry about sentence structure. You can create your own. The medium kicks against the establishment and embraces the soul. Words dance to their own rhythm, are expressed from the heart, are woven into new forms, need no capitalization, or capitalism to say whether or not they should be heard.

    1. I hope to feature more of your poetry in the future DiAnne! I’m always so please to see so many people discovering poetry and the fact that it is for EVERYONE!

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