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X'INHI L-POEŻIJA FIL-FEHMA TIEGĦEK?
DAWN T'HAWN TAĦT HUMA XI DEFINIZJONIJIET TIEGĦI.
WHAT IS POETRY TO YOUR MIND'S EYE?
WHAT FOLLOWS ARE SOME OF MY DEFINITIONS.
OTHERS WILL FOLLOW.
TOWARDS A DEFINITION OF WHAT A POEM/POETRY COULD BE.
1. No single factor is responsible for poetry
2. A longstanding pattern of grandiosity in fantasy
3. An overwhelming need for admiration
4. Narcissistic personality disorder
5. A pattern of behaviour appropriate for a kind in 16th century England, but generally considered inappropriate for most ordinary people today. (NPD Narcissistic Personality Disorder)
6. Poetry has to do with: cognition; affect; interpersonal functioning; impulse control
7. The chances are that a poet believes that he or she is ‘special’ and unique
8. Poets seem to have a very strong sense of entitlement
9. Poetry results when a person’s coping resources are stretched too thin to deal with stress and other life events.
10. Life history
11. It is the complex and likely intertwined nature of the biopsychosocial model of causation
12. Is there a slightly increased risk that poetry is ‘passed down’ to one’s children?
13. When you say something wonderingly
14. Oh, it had all been so sad lately, the poet said.
15. The cold pale sky
16. Strange silvery willow trees
17. Looking gloomy.
18. When the street comes to you.
19. Sounding pleased.
20. When no soul is to be seen.
21. When the mist rises and falls and the sea sounds asleep as it slowly turns on the beach.
22. ‘Make haste’, said the poet.
23. Poety is medication.
24. Putting on your black clothes.
25. Going up on deck.
26. When the sun is not yet up and the stars are dim.
27. The cold pole sea.
28. ‘One golden hour’.
29. A poem is a wink. A gentle voice, Rollingtones.
30. A creaking door.
31. The poem beckoned.
32. A cat springing on to the tips of its toes.
33. Being like a very old wide-awake bird.
34. Drenched sleeping flowers.
35. A cold morning.
36. Glancing around.
37. A soundless voice in the black storm.
38. A gigantic glittering wave.
39. When the wave breaks with a smashing war.
40. For a moment he knew no more.
41. ‘The boat is still rocking,’ the poem said to itself.
42. When even your childhood streets look unfamiliar going through them.
43. A pale and wan girl.
44. Two waves going over the wreckless room.
45. Answering dryly.
46. Passing gracefully along the corridor and out of one’s life.
47. An incredibly awful nightmare.
48. My real belief is that the poem saved the boat.
49. Sitting close.
50. Nodding to yourself.
51. All around you too much quietude.
52. When freedom hangs around, stale and heavy
53. When a street becomes familiar to you and you think of it as your new home and it is as if the city responds.
54. He could feel it softening around him, becoming genial in its old age
55. When a season of imprisonment is over and let loose.
56. He could not look them in the face.
57. Being taken aback.
58. In that early summer dawn.
59. A casual voice.
60. The sign of anxiety.
61. A sigh.
62. So that he would stay close.
63. It they make peace.
64. Missing out.
65. Simulate a system.
66. Build a model.
67. Playing around with a set of variables.
68. Observe what happens when you introduce a shock.
69. Noticing the silence.
70. A pleasure denied to oneself.
71. And now morning bellowed into afternoon, into might, unmarked.
72. The unforeseen outcome of absurd conversation.
73. La vita é il nulla.
74. We are doomed.
75. Poety is a trigger.
76. An absolute conversion
77. Poety prompts
78. The true innocents of the story
79. We are never ever beyond its clutches.
80. Poetry is the initiator of the chain of events that sparks in our life
81. What we love best.
82. ‘marriage of true minds’.
83. Poetry transcends the physical barriers of colour, nationality and age.
84. It plants the seed of suspicion in one’s mind.
85. It intercedes on our behalf.
86. When a quarrel is patched up.
88. Forceful innuendo.
89. Ocular proof.
91. Moral and spiritual statuses.
92. Utterly possessed.
93. Total transformation.
94. Poety is our ‘potential space’ – a space for playing
95. Poetry is a space for fostering doing and letting happen.
96. Poetry helps us make contact with our own unfettered liveliness for quotidian pursuits.
97. Poetry is doodling; whistling; playing about; making a mess for its own sake; and then using it or throwing it away.
98. Poetry helps us growing the whole process a ring of truth.
99. In poetry it’s the poet’s imagination which is in the fore.
100. The reader of a poem is not the voyeur of other people’s tragic illnesses.
101. A poem is a ‘good-enough mother’ –full of ordinary devotion, ordinary care, ordinary mistakes.
102. A poem/ a child’s or adult’s playfulness need not be precociously elevated to a category of artistry to which it does not belong.
103. Fear of an overwhelming chaos that could not be contained.
104. A frantic scribble, obliterating a page
105. An element of madness.
106. When you read a poem you should ask yourself. Does it look like anything?
107. When we are babies, mil and blankets come as if out of nowhere in response to our feeling a need – a poem.
108. When we are babies we have no external framework yet. We are poets.
109. When we are babies we have nothing to work with but our own experiences – for a short time as babies we seem to have the power to create the world as we would wish it. It is almost as if we and our hunger ‘imagine’ the milk into existence. We are poets. casual beach wedding
110. We should not read poetry as if it could be read as a symptom. Our writings and readings on poetry should be subtle and balanced.
111. Creativity. Spontaneity. Playfulness – the sine qua non of poetry.
112. In poetry we transform squiggles into sculptures.
113. How can we ever be perversely wrong when we write poetry?
114. In poetry- like in health – there is infinite variety.
115. Poets need not be justified or understood by critics.
116. Illness is dull and repetitive. Poety is not.
117. Poets need no experts to tell them how to care for their own babies.
118. A sad smile.
119. The poem is in no way to blame
120. The poem will be around to answer for itself.
121. A fine moonlist evening.
122. There is air in the poem.
123. At times the poem becomes too precocious.
124. Sometimes the poem has to go up to you and slap you on your face.
125. ‘is poetry a book signing events?’, the poem asked.
126. In a poem there is always a sender and a recipient.
127. Where human communication does not generate
128. Where unethical methods are not employed
129. An alternative source of energy.
130. A text you engage in.
131. Something deeper and more regretful.
132. When you feel that the seen is going to set
133. A project to keep you amused and occupied
134. Employing the appropriate tenses.
135. A poem is the arrangement of ideas by means of liking words and phrases.
136. The construction of each body paragraph in terms of a topic sentence, a justification and a concluding sentence.
137. Familiarity with the story you engage with.
138. Appropriate evidence.
139. Engage critically with a text.
140. Close familiarity with a text.
141. Point of view.
142. Issues that cut across different texts.
143. A poem is a thesis statement which succinctly indicates the main arguments of phenomenology.
144. Clear topic sentences. Justifications concluding sentence.
145. A poem entails a register of its own making
147. Strings of sentences.
149. Highly emotional language.
150. Grounding an answer.
151. The offerings of the white cloud.
152. The sky’s trace on the violin
153. A necessary forgetfulness of the memory of place.
154. The traveller’s song to the horse.
155. A thread of smoke.
156. The path of ardour.
157. Because I love you too much baby
158. Victory sign
159. Poetry is an if – ‘the talking about hypothetical or imaginary situation.
160. Poetry is the use of the modal verb to describe the consequences of imagined situations
161. An imagined future situation
162. An imagine past situation
163. A shady road along the river
164. A poem is a set phrase
165. Echoed events
166. Poetry is a text. Every poem is a text.
167. A poem has to do with case and effect
168. There is sequentiality, the poem repeated to itself.
169. For every poem there is a poet.
170. To write a poem is to go through a journey on your own.
171. Our poetry is our memories.
172. A poem – all poetry is the accounts of the lives of seemingly ordinary people who are special
173. A poem is a process from the inception of the author convincing himself/herself to write his/her memories to the launds of the book.
174. A critical and informed response to writing in a range of forms, styles and contexts.
175. A detailed explication
176. A poem is the ability to discern and consider values and attitudes in texts.
177. An informed personal response. Independent judgements.
178. Xkora vojta ma tiqafx
179. The poet demonstrates an understanding of how writers’ choices of form, structure and language shape meaning.
180. A literary text
181. An informed response on the interplay between text types.
182. A conversation starter.
183. Poetry is effective narrator.
184. Purpose – orientation –complication – resolution
185. Ordered and logical structure
186. Choice of purpose
187. To infer meanings whenever these are not presented concretely.
188. Vivid sensory details that capitalise on SIGHT SMELL, SOUND, TASTE, TOUCH.
189. To orient and engage readers.
190. Highly emotional language, expressing personal opinions forcefully.
191. Ara l-affarijiet kif jiġru.
192. Dik it-tifla ippestardjata...
194. Cliche’s and personal examples.
195. The cape of wind
196. The soil of the nation
197. The forbidden poems
198. The secret newspapers
199. The orphanage
200. The corner of the cafe
201. Tramping up and down.
202. Looking gloomy
203. When words come out to meet the poet
204. Sounding pleased
205. When the sea still sounds asleep as slowly it turns on the beach
206. Drenched sleeping flowers on either side of the poem
207. Heavy with dew
208. The poem was part of the cold morning.
209. A deep voice that sounds half stifled
210. Trembling dew-drops.
211. The poem takes you up a little path and leaves you there
212. Heavy with dew
213. Stretching oneself. Yawning.
214. The poem smiled timidly.
215. Gentle voice. Rolling tones.
216. A door creaked
217. The poem beckoned.
218. Like a very old wide-awake bird.
219. A big text in a deep black frame.
220. In the garbage dump of history.
222. The abandoned corner
223. My memory
224. Issa ħa jieħu l-ordni għad-drinks
226. The whiteness of the dead dawn.
227. A waiting woman
228. Everything is sentimental within you.
229. The fire of the four seasons.
230. A semantically meaningful text. A coherent text.
231. Poetry is a frailty.
232. It has been stated that a text coheres only if the world around is also coherent.
233. The poem speaks only its frailty in front of the tree.
234. In poetry, each minute is never alike.
235. Poetry, every poem writes the wisdom of death.
236. Poetry helps us to avoid the heavy void.
237. The poem struggles against insomnia.
238. Until I write the final line.
239. The poem slept so that it could fly.
240. My poetry is an epiphany.
241. Every poem is a dream
242. I sleep in the swing of the process.
243. From the highest mountain.
244. The poem fell silent while we were lost in the field.
245. Until I write the final line
246. We searched for our poetry in the tumult of the poems.
247. Down to the lake.
248. Will we ever find the fate of the poetical orchard?
249. The poem arrived early
250. On the grave’s marble
251. The poem said: ‘let’s hurry!
252. Every poem is a mother.
253. In poetry the emphasis shifts to the object of the verb.
254. In a poem the order of the sentence is reserved
255. In poetry the agent responsible of the action can be left out completely.
256. A poem has been issued.
257. The poem ran quickly.
258. The poem felt better.
259. The poem left immediately.
260. Poetry is all of the verbs.
261. A hard poem.
262. The poem worked hard.
263. A hard poem.
264. Words in poetry have no collocational restrictions.
265. Then there are poems with a large but not unlimited range of collocations.
266. Unusual collocations make a poem real.
267. The poet put together words that are not usually linked.
268. At the opposite end of the spectrum is the poem.
269. The poem is suffering from chronic fatigue.
270. The poem is very tired.
271. The poem is shattered.
272. The poem is knackered.
273. The poem employs short, grammatically incomplete sentences.
274. ‘Is the same level of formality present throughout the poem?’ the poem asked to itself.
275. The poem considered the nature of the task and the identity of its readers and tried to adopt an appropriate degree of formality.
276. The poem gives voice to things. Things that tell us interesting tales. Critics employ the terms personification for this.
277. The sun floats toward the horizon, relaxed and easy in poetry.
278. Poetry has no preconceptions.
279. The poem mused on how it grew older with nothing but failures behind it.
280. The poem is motioning towards the ugliness of being old itself.
281. In poetry there is the thinning of reality and the rise of the imaginary.
282. Poetry helps us understand what we would not have known earlier.
283. A lifeless object turned into one with spirit.
284. The poem hit a dead end.
285. The sights and sounds around are the poem’s concern.
286. What it seems, the poem swallows it immediately.
287. The poem is a ‘a girl’ – a child of either gender, rather than a female child, as the word evolved to mean due to semantic narrowing.
288. The poem suffers silently in the background.
289. Feelings of isolation and monotony.
290. Dreary imagery
291. No horizon
292. Bleakness and emptiness
293. Dismal weather. Even the weather is dismal.
294. The poem threatens to blow out her candle.
295. The poem protects the fragile flame of the candle against the harshness of the environment.
296. Connecting with a frame of mind.
297. An overwhelming sense of loneliness and hardship.
298. The poem fights many battles
299. A traumatic experience
301. In poetry the poet said what was on his mind. The psychoanlaist said that he free associated.
302. The poet replace the doctor’s words and instructions with words of his own.
303. The poet would not tell. He would listen and listen some more.
304. There is no back and forth of polite conversation in a poem.
305. The poet lied on the couch out of her sightline.
306. There is space around the utterances of the poem.
307. Each poem throws up its own complaints.
308. The poet encountered his conflicts in the poem.
309. Through his poem, the poet discovered wha troubled him and in turn healed himself, or almost.
310. In the poem there is dopamine -- a happy learning transmitter! Is it true, the poet asked himself?
311. Night-time dreams are poems.
312. The poet was led by seemingly incongruous images and words.
313. The poem, for once, was fascinating ad illuminating.
314. 'Is the poem, or has the poem become culturally clichéd?' the poem asked herself.
315. Poetry is a talking cure.
316. Words -- poetry -- are the most exquisite example of the unity of mind and body.
317. The poem is speech -- a physical and mental production.
318. The tone, rhythms and forms in which words are spoken.
319. At times the poem and the days drift together.
320. All around the poem too much quietude.
321. The poem is that early sparkle of liberty.
322. Qed tilliekja. Agħlaqlu. Agħlqu. Magħluq.
323. The first days of the absence.
324. A feeling of relief.
325. A feeling of responsibility shed.
326. When freedom hangs around you stale and heavy.
327. It was a s if the poem responded.
328. He felt the poem softening around him, becoming genial in its old age.
329. A season of imprisonment was over and the poem were now let loose.
330. The sight of the poems jarred him
331. He could not look the poem in the face.
332. A faint memory
335. His faith in it wnever wavered.
336. Feasting your eyes on a flower.
337. Walking [...] streets.
338. The poem held something that could never be his, that was impossible to aspire to.
339. Loud over the bustle.
340. The poem was taken aback.
341. The poem had helped him feel setled and comfortable, well fed and looked after.
342. Poems work late into the night.
343. The poem kept him presence.
344. Standing up to pray in the early Summer dawn.
345. A casual voice.
346. The nip of anxiety.
347. That's why she had telephoned.
348. To stay and reap what you would have sown.
349. Gasping down the line
350. How can you leave the poem all alone in its old age?
351. A melodramatic response.
352. The poem helped him not to drift away, so that he would stay close.
353. Lasting peace.
354. A poem is to simulate a system over time. Build a model. Play around with a set of variables. Observed what happens when you introduce a shock. That's its work.
355. The real truth is that none of it happened -- the poem said.
356. An incredibly awful nightmare.
357. My real belief is that the poem saved the boat.
358. They sat close.
359. A pale and wan girl, passing along the corridor.
360. Two waves going over the boat.
361. The poem passed gracefully along the corridor and out of his life.
362. As the boat moves tranquilly.
363. Looking out of the window at the countryside.
364. The poem is still rocking for me -- the poet said with a shiver.
365. All poetry looked unfamiliar going through the streets.
366. There would be tension.
367. Intrisa di luce - full of light.
368. L'odore di quest'ora -- the perfume of this hour.
369. Tutta la vita s'addense e precipita -- all life swells up and rushes on.
370. Un attimo di volubile gioia empie le membra -- a moment of fickle joy fills all the limbs.
371. Poetry never comes when one desires it most.
372. Catching sight of an expressionless poem's face in the mirror.
373. Binding a text together is a poem.
374. Poetry is the result of lexica chains -- repetitions, synonyms, hyponyms, words from the same lexical field. All of these bind a text together.
375. A poem is a question of coherence rather than cohesion -- the content is organised in such a way that it fulfills the reader's expectations, it is more likely to achieve its communicative effect.
376. A poem goes beyond the sentence.
377. How come that the poet 'peppered' and 'over-egged' his poem with too many cohesive markers?
378. Għaraqa fii ħulmin ... The poet drowned in a dream.
379. They (2) smiled ibtasamaa...
380. It was a red desert.
381. A poem is unified connectedness.
382. A poem is the waiting for a storm's end.
383. But the boat was sound.
384. The poem was very [...] and sad.
385. A wild weeping for a humble end.
386. When some last string snaps within you.
387. Poetry takes place when you wonder what you ought to do.
389. To one's surprise and discomfort.
390. Bursting out could be a poem.
391. To be at sea.
392. To be hysterical and sane.
393. Poetry takes place when you pull yourself together.
394. When you look at yourself from sullen, half-closed eyes.
395. Poetry has to do with thematic unity and continuity.
396. The poem is rhythmical patterns and sound effects.
397. The poem spoke of syntactical deviations. Deviations from common collocation. The 'A Grief Ago' deviation.....'Two depressions ago' -- time measurements.
398. Quintilian would have said that the poem is a form of speech artfully varied from common usage.
399. A poem is the result of breathing like one that hath a weary dream. (Tennyson)
400. Crooked winding ways, wherein the poet lives.
401. When your turbulency tells you a story.
402. Poetry has to do with little breezes dusk and shiver.
403. Poetry takes place when the same or similar vowel sounds that are in close proximity.
404. to be continued...