A Romantic Heart
Forever In Your Heart
The gifts of the human spirit are art, music, poetry..etc. I had a piano player tell me that she could only play songs by going by the notes written down( from someones elses example) thus, not leaving her any room for creativity or uniqueness.No room to grow or for her to think on her own. Limiting her to a short variety, closeing her mind, on a small scale...not allowing her to think or create for herself.
Then I met a piano player who played by ear, by his FEELINGS and his PASSIONS...I had listened to both,the one who played by ear and did not follow a pattern was more passionate, more real, I could feel his heart speaking to me through the keys...He was not mozart, or betoven, he was the musical person HE was created to be...nothing is more passionate or creative than being true to yourself and letting it flow from your thoughts, your imagination.
To me all gifts..are an art form, expressions of our hearts, our souls, and who am I to dictate, or tell someone else how to write, create, paint their feelings?
ONLY THEY know how to do that, in the best way they can get their message across, so that it touches others...changes lives, opens minds.
If we always followed the rules of someone else, or stayed within the lines...no inventions or cures for diseases would have come about. What if Monet painted after the example of Picasso? Then Monet would not be Monet?but a replica of picasso!
It is time we are who we are, and be true to ourselves, the more in tune you are with you, the more creative you become, thus overstepping boundaries where no one has gone or created before...and people like different, uniqueness, individuality...after all not one of us has the same fingerprint, so I say let poetry be the fingerprint of our souls!
(If we judge poetry by structure, I feel we miss the beauty of the poem, of that persons soul, and structure is a box, you can't put creativity inside a box, a round circle will not fit into a square hole! structure is cold and morbid...freedom and creativity is beautiful and expressive!)
[This message has been edited by A Romantic Heart (edited 07-24-2000).]