how many of us write from entirely personal perspectives? do all your poems reflect how you think about a subject matter? do you embrace writing from 'behind the eyes' or 'in the thoughts' of another character?
my own stuff can be from almost any point of view, mostly that of the poem, though many do reflect my core beliefs. but because not everyone writes the same, i always look at the poem as not necessarily a 'real-life' experience of the poet unless told differently.
when you read a piece, do you automatically assign those trials and tribulations, emotional highs and lows, to their authors?
I think to truly connect with your poetry and to translate that out into the wider world, there has to be a connection between you and the words. I believe that even when writing fantasy of dystopian things, they still reflect that inner world somehow. So my writing is very much a reflection of what I am seeing, thinking, feeling and processing. Thatís not to say everyone does, but thatís how I roll.
#SpeakYourTruth as is the motto of my work.
When I read another I try not to automatically assume anything if Iím honest, because to do that means there is a certain level of judgement Iím just not comfortable with in poetry. I read the words, see how they connect with me. Then I think about what they may be about, or more importantly, what this human is trying to say and put out into the world. Maybe they just need to be heard so digesting a poem first and foremost is the biggest service to the author.
Itís a terrible thing to assume anything, really. Applicable in lots of things in life I guess.