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Is poetry art or therapy?

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GChordBlues
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Depends on the person. Some people do it as an art, and others use it to vent emotions they keep bottled up.

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SamiBmuse
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I think for me my poetry is therapy. I can release, anger, sadness and hope in my writing and the craziness that in there too haha,

when its written it becomes ok, holding it just in my mind is not, nobody is built to hold so much in just one place, so I write it and then let it go.

Makes for a more peaceful life

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AdamW
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poetry is art. people can use it as therey or a weapon or what you will.

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I think poetry can be very cathartic and enjoyable for the author.  With so many permutations, deviations, experimenting opportunities, it is also a gratifying art form.  I attempt to write AND paint; poetry writing is much less expensive! :-)

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IS POETRY ART OR THERAPY

IS ART POETRY OR THERAPY
IS THERAPY POETRY OR ART?

THY POET ROAR, "HEY RAPIST"

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Poetry is whatever you want it to be. You can follow the rules or you can bend or break them. Poetry is the freedom to wrote out what's in your heart, mind and soul. I should never be confined or ring fenced, although poetry snobs will disagree I say "My poetry is mine fuck em!" write whatever you like, when ever you like, about anything you like - You are your own Poet - critics are ten a penny, usually they become critics because they are not that good or they don't think they are good enough. Self deprecation  or low self esteem is common and that's ok unless it turns into elitist behaviour. So poetry can be both art and therapy and so many other things

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Chuck
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I feel poetry is therapy to me, since I don't share my emotions with anyone. My only release is, writing words on paper.

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Poetry is a way of expressing yourself. Writing can be seen as therapeutic. It can surely help to write down your thoughts, it has helped me a lot. I find it is the deep of things that matters most. I find it is a very good way to converse with my inner self about what is going on within and without in my own world and in my own perception.
Poetry and stories can definatly help as in stimulating metaphores which can open the mind. I also think writing can help looking at yourself, emotionally, or in any kind of process, a proces of healing, mourning, or simply personal growth. I surely think it is considered art as well, the art of you, the art of self expression. I dont think one should be busy With the definition of art or poetry.
If you want to Write, just Write, just Write, just WRITE

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it is not either thing, it is both things and its own thing (imo)

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therapy!

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It's oil and vinegar in a glass bottle. Shake it up, they mix. Leave it still, they separate. For me, writing is both. Sometimes it is very apparent if it is art or therapy, and sometimes I can't even care to tell the difference.

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It is really not a question I consider often, all poetry is personal art and all poetry is therapeutic for the writer and some of the readers, I think it is always both an expression of art no matter if you like it or that kind of poetry or not, I do not question anyone's artistry, Shakspearian sonnets are art so are bawdy limericks - they are the writers creation of their personal art expression

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wrong question. poetry is an art form. like all forms of art, it's up to you how much or how little you want to make it your therapy.

close the thread i'm right you're wrong

love yez

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anna_grin said:wrong question. poetry is an art form. like all forms of art, it's up to you how much or how little you want to make it your therapy.

close the thread i'm right you're wrong

love yez


Exactly, anna.  Just as drawing and painting. The more time you invest the more your art matures.

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anna_grin said:wrong question. poetry is an art form. like all forms of art, it's up to you how much or how little you want to make it your therapy.

close the thread i'm right you're wrong

love yez


It's worth considering the question and I am sure that many people have benefited from this conversation. Peoples opinions vary so we should let the thread run

Nobody on here is right all are usually half right in their opinion some are a lot less than half

your comment made me grin ironically

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