By: Alondra Zarate
There are a variety of ways to express yourself, and poetry just happens to be one of them. It allows you to bring out deep feelings, create art, and add beauty to the world.
Poetry can mean a lot to a person. Sometimes, people don’t like telling one their feelings, so instead they write it out, and express it through a poem. “Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought, and the thought has found its words,” as stated by a famous poet, Robert Frost. Writing poems comes with a lot of meaning, and it surely can be amusing, but it usually comes from a person’s thoughts, observations, and overall perspective.
We have many talented students participating in this art from here at Samueli Academy, in our very own Poetry Club. Poetry Club didn’t just happen by accident, and really didn’t even start as a club. It started off with a simple competition called OCRYSE. This took place last year, and was finally established in the beginning of this year. “All of us, in the Poetry Club, are writers and performers, and the reason we wanted to do this was to put our voices out there to share what we are feeling in our writing,” stated Sienna Chiarini, Treasurer of the club. Writing poems can help you say things in such a creative and unique way.
So, why should more students be involved with Poetry Club, or poetry in general? Poems can bring us to know each other more and build a stronger community. Poetry can make people put language into a deeper purpose and find a voice. “The school should be involved because it is important for students to have a creative outlet, and I think poetry is a great way to express yourself. It doesn't have to be poetry, but I think all students need some kind of creative outlet,” stated by Secretary of the club, Rhiannon Toan. When it is read out loud, it sounds like a beautiful piece of music with an amazing rhythm of sounds. Poetry can also motivate and inspire others, while also bringing a new perspective in life.
It’s okay if you don’t really know how to put words into poems, it takes practice. You just have to listen to your heart and just let things happen.
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