I See Poetry In Metaphors
I see poetry in metaphors
By Paul McCann
Words and images are metaphors with movement , like living breathing water. Being in control of metaphors is like turning on a water tap inside your head . From above we’re inspired .
Feelings have a role to play here in writing poetry, reciting poetry , speaking poetry, for example ,
"I feel so sad *
How can we describe sadness and what does sadness look like ?
Does sadness have a sound ?.
When we write about feelings and things we can't see, we want to create good pictures that people can see in their minds .
Feeling metaphors are like living breathing water . If you turn your water tap on , flowing metaphors will pour out into poetry .
Trust the poem and you can see in your mind like, living breathing water . Let it flow so you know feelings are a good device when using metaphors like anger, love, memory, silence, jealousy, wisdom, hope, loneliness .
I see poetry .
Anger is a wild wind chained to my wrist .
Love's a landslide falling over a cliff .
Silence is a closed curtain round the room .
Memories are like seeds about to bloom .
Jealousy cuts friendships just like a knife .
Wisdom are mirrors reflecting through life .
Hope is a new light where the darkness fell .
Loneliness is a cave where hermits dwell .