How Poetry Helps Me

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Over the past year or so, I've really gotten into writing poetry. I was left feeling particularly inspired after reading Rupi Kaur's work, if you haven't read the likes of 'Milk and Honey' and 'The Sun and Her Flowers' I definitely recommend them, and so I bought a pretty journal and began writing.

Instantly, I found a creative release with poetry writing, it was as though my emotions were connecting with the words I was writing and so I carried on. Sure, I'm not very good at it, I have no idea about poetry forms and what not, but it's something I'm really enjoying at the moment.

I find it helps me convey emotions that would otherwise stay locked away, it helps me to solve problems I'm having and I find it so therapeutic. As someone whose suffered from depression and anxiety and what not in the past, and still do suffer with it to a large extent, I find poetry is a way for me to create something positive out of something negative. I can create little works of art by simply putting pen to paper and letting my subconscious mind do the talking.

Sure, it's bought up some challenges in terms of difficult emotions and feelings that I hadn't dealt with, but it provides a healthy way for me to deal with them.

Sometime in the near future I'm hoping to study a creative writing course, so that'll hopefully help with my poetry, Until then, it's just practise, practise, practise and I'm welcoming you along with that journey. If you follow me on Instagram, you'll see that I upload my poetry to my Instagram stories.

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2 comments

  1. Writing is a great outlet. I find journaling to be very therapeutic.

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  2. I find writing to be an incredible outlet as well! I can see why you are into poetry and what you get out of it.

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