This new poem was written while on vacation in beautiful central North Carolina, I hope you enjoy it.
Unrestricted by restrictive things
In nature’s realm from all things set free
Whether dawn or eve
What else can compare
To walking with feet upon the grass
And between trees reaching for the air
Nature shot by werner22brigitte
Compulsions and fear
Please leave me along
Knock on someone else’s door
And pretend that I’m not home
On second thought
Please do not
Don’t burden someone else
But flee from here altogether, away from every house
This is the newest piece by Jason Greiner, the author of two poetry books and more.
The very nature of art is highly subjective…
and as such, there are quite a few things that artists and art enthusiasts alike do not necessarily agree on. However, there is one thing that most creative minded people probably accept as a practical truth – creativity requires inspiration.
Some people are inspired by nature, others by the human condition, still more by the words or wisdom of others. In fact, while inspiration is not always something that is easy to come by, there is no doubt that the possible sources of inspiration are endless.
My inspiration for my poetry books and artistic photography come from any number of places.
What inspires you?
In my personal opinion, if my poetry, photography or other artistic pursuits actually turn out to be inspiration for other artists and their work, that’s one of the best feelings of all.
99 Inspirational Artistic Quotes
I’ve decided to share
a new poem I was recently inspired to write. I hope you enjoy it.
For more of my work, please feel free to check out my poetry books and other publications.
What makes good poetry?
If someone was to ask this question to a crowd of people, that person would probably receive any number of different answers. But in my personal opinion as the author of poetry books, considering the fact that poetry is an art, who is to say what makes one piece good as opposed to another not? Like any art form, it is highly subjective.
But with that being the case, I do believe that there are a few things any poet can do in order to make the best of their own work.
1. Be inspired -
If you don’t have some sort of inspiration behind your work, the result won’t be as satisfying as if you do. While in other forms of writing you can simply just jump into it, this is not the case with poetry.
2. Express emotion -
Letting your emotion pour out onto a page is very important in this particular form of literature.
3. Let if flow -
The flow of the words in your poetry is also very important. The more natural and compelling the flow of the words, the better your writing will end up.
Rap music is often known
for it’s hard edge and abrasive content. The themes routinely reflect the struggles of youth living in impoverished communities and the challenges of urban life. You might very well have any number of words or terms you may use to describe this style of music but “poetry” probably isn’t even close to the first thing to come to mind.
But, if we trace back the history of this genre, which is commonly said to have officially begun with the song “Rapper’s Delight” by The Sugarhill Gang back in 1979, the acronym that is RAP might surprise you.
RAP stands for Rhythm And Poetry!
The Sugarhill Gang
As mentioned in my last post Unobtainable (A Poem), I have also written a piece that sort of goes along with that work. This is that poem, by me, Jason Greiner for your reading pleasure. I hope you enjoy it.
Unnoticed walking among the crowds
Capturing the gaze of just a few
Simple in their presence
And yet inviting all the same
Not spotless on the surface
Nor even deep beneath
But affable always
And never less than sweet
While the superficial may allude her
True depth is a great friend
And the essence she exudes
Is not easy to forget
Her appeal is far from ordinary
So much more than what we see
Her nature is alluring
Everyday beautiful and free