I don't mean to sound vague, but could you tell me more? I'm a new poet, or non-poet, and I'm just trying to figure it out.
Your post came through as I was writing. I left school illiterate, and told that I could not write.
When I was eight years of age, I remember my mum brought me one of those pencil sharpeners with a die cast metal globe.
I was so excited and could not wait to try out my new toy.
Picking up three badly soiled and blunt pencils, I discovered that none of the pencils would sharpen. The wood was almost dark grey and rge points wereabsolutely blunt.
I held the points of the three pencils in my left hand and the pencil sharpener in my right.
My mother came into the room and I threw the pencil sharpener on the floor, as I opened my left hand to show that the sharpener was useless.
I dropped the pencils on the floor with sheer shock, as in my palm lay three perfectly sharpened pencils.
A n inner voice seemed to explain, that "What does it matter if the sharpener did not work, as long as the pencils were sharpened"
I never really understood at the time, and I shall never forget.
About six years ago, a ghost dog would get into my bed, snap it's teeth around my right wrist as to pull me out.
I began writing, as people said that my poetry was incredible. Forums ask me to comment on other peoples poetry, but I cannot, because I am not really a taught poet.
So you see...I belive poetry is like a gift. The same as writing music or painting a picture. It comes from within. Deep in our very souls from the meaning of life.
We are all poets, like some people are engineers who can make things. Yet get an engineer who can see the cogs turning and the clocks going round and then you have talent.
Probably I am about 1% poet and 80% psychic, whereby most here are probably 90% poets and 1% psychic.
Take that 1% and make it better and then see what you have.