I’m usually not a poetry fan. When we studied it in high school, I just never “got” it, and my understanding didn’t really improve in college either.
That stanza meant they wanted to go to war? Really? How?
I’ve come to the conclusion, I’m just not “deep.” I’m on the “fast track” of life. One of my early vocabulary/spelling words that was applicable to me… loquacious. Never forgot the word. I have a lot to say, and my brain sends thoughts to me 100 MPH…so I speak quickly and am often onto the next subject within minutes. So, I prefer to be straight forward, tell me what you’re trying to say (cleverly, so it’s interesting) and be done with it. (same with blogging)
This includes reading books. I don’t have time to read all the description of the meadow. The smell of honeysuckle was in the air, ground moist, while they embraced. Got it. Don’t need to read a huge paragraph that describes this meadow. And how a battle occurred there a century prior and the ground is ravaged. Unless this helps me understand later why the land opened up and swallowed the lovers. Otherwise, to me there’s no purpose providing details on the ground. I skip over all the adjectives and become frustrated. All right already, give me enough to make it a good story, plenty of action, but not overly descriptive. Let’s go.
So, the purpose of this blog post is I find the blogosphere is inundated with poets. I don’t follow any on my feeds. To me, you’ve read one, you’ve read them all…because most of the time, I don’t get it or don’t care. EXCEPT, until I stumbled across this little gem.
Her name is Noor. She told me it’s pronounced similar to “Noon,” It’s Arabic for light, which is very fitting for her. She is very talented, a word smith. Noor has the gift to say so much, with very few words. When I read her work, I get it without a lot of brain effort. It easily flows, and am always amazed with thoughts:
Yeah, I’ve felt that way before! Wow, how wonderfully expressed in such a short stanza. I totally get what she’s saying. How did she come up with that? Love it, want to borrow that phrase!
Noor is the only poetry blog I am following at the moment. Attached is her recent post, that links to her blog, The Think Blots. Swing by for a visit, you might enjoy her expression of life and relate. I’ve added her to my favorites page.