So our lovely readers, the masters of logic and the hidden lovers of philosophy. Do you mind calling a poetry ” the stanzas containing logic” or you would oppose this and retain the defination of poetry as ” the stanzas containing philosophy” ?
Well, in my case I won’t mind calling a poetry as the collection of logical stanzas expressed in the words of philosophy!
I will tell you the reason…
Sci-fi Vs Poetry:
You often read sci-fi and those who find you reading such books, consider you as a person with brain and logic. Now what I wonder is logic in these sci-fi novels. Are they really factual scripts?
If you really think that creating suspense in a novel with a sci-fi story by introducing super powers is an art, then I appreciate your sense of logic. Yes, I really do!!
Reading and writing poetry is often considered as an absurd job as poetries are substances of no logic. Then what explains the logic through a sci-fi?
I often hear that poetries are imagination of a poet, they are philosophical substances without any logic.
This makes me wonder if poetries are philosophy and philosophy does not relate to logic, then everything the philosphers explained about the world, the universe etc. are absurd. Right?
I personally love reading sci-fi novels, but I find them contradictory to be called as “factual”. The writers of such scripts are artists but they are not true authors.
I once read an interview of a sci-fi writer who admited that sci-fi writers are not true authors.
Poetries are result of inspiration
A poetry is inspired by something. This inspiration can be a gift of love for a person, love for the nature, love for religion, faith etc.
Besides, a poetry is an expression of what the poet is going through, or what a person, a human being suffering from that situation might be feeling at that moment!
So poetries are inspire the life of people. They are probably not a result of intellect but they’re the part of what that person with intellect might be going through.
Perspective of literature
Poetries, in many senses, represent a different perspective of literature. But this perspective is often not accepted.
Most of the perspectives of literature are represented through fictions or novels. But the touch that a narrative song provides to the piece of work, is above all the other means of expression.
They are stories, but they are able to be sung. So they have the power to occupy a special room in our mind and heart as well.
Actually, I personally love to read poetries. So, my reasons won’t end at all!! But one thing I must mention. And that is the way you put yourself. What do you think, why people listen to someone and ignore the other one? Even though the second person speak the same words, he’s being ignored.
So it all depends on the way you put yourself.
The same goes with the readers and writers. You will be read till your style of writing attracts the reader.
Simply speaking, songs are loved because they bind the listeners. Similarly, stories are read because they bind the readers.
So if you have the capacity to mix both the song and story phenomena in your writing, don’t you think it would attract readers!!
I agree that everything it won’t work, but you can try it atleast in an informal way.
So yes! If anything has the tendency to bind a person in its words, it has to contain something logical inside it.
And still if you believe it to be a bunch of philosophies, then I would love to let you know that “Poetry is a blend of logic and philosophy”.
It literally has the characteristic to make you fall for it everytime you read it.
So that’s all for today. I didn’t wish to be dogmatic in my arguments. But if I did, I heartily apologize!!
Love you all and wish you a very happy Diwali eve,