P O E T R Y
Genre that creates a visual image out of its words. It's a rebellion against the traditional. As 20th century Modern Art, Concrete Poetry takes on a philosophical outlook by forcing its reader to take meaning from looking at the words rather than through the words. It also highlights its limitations and confinement. It wants the reader to know of its restrictions.
George Herbert and George Starbucks are poets whom have dabbled with this style.
Through a documentarist style, I've chosen to explore Collage Poetry by creating Dialogue and Movie Stills. I tried creating a multilayered piece: the apparent cold, distanced documentarist shot, enacting the 3rd person versus the highly personal and intimacy aroused from the dialogue.
What goes on internally versus what goes on externally, differs greatly. Given our global trend of minimizing soul exposure, many of us internalize everything, reaching the point where we create an almost subterranean consciousness. Constantly repressed. And so our inner thoughts lean towards the melodramatic and exaggerated. Our thoughts are not spoken so our thoughts have no oxygen.
FREE VERSE POETRY
Don't follow rules, rhyme scheme nor rhythm or fluidity. Often times they are presented as disjointed or fractured, meant to emulate run-on thoughts for example.
Free Verse is meant to follow the rhythms of speech. It is also the most common genre within the 20th century, given that the majority of published lyric poetry has been written in this format.
T.S. Eliot and Ezra Pound are examples of renown poets having written in Free Verse.
T H E D A Y I W O K E UP
In the morning,
I wake up and trace the dust fragments playing in the sunlight
Filling up the spaces you left behind.
There is a calligraphy of memories
In between the shapes you indented in my mattress
But I straighten them away gently
And one by one they fade with the sun
To crease someone else’s mind
For the first time,
The bed is full with just me in it.
From each other
S's on my palm
Trees feel the same
At 62 ºC
And out, needles
ants on my spine
So I feel connected
Before i calm
Balmy minty greasy