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Bella Ardell- The Art of Poetry and Feelings

Humans are complex creatures with an abundance of feelings, ideas, thoughts, and sometimes they can pile up. The real question… how do you channel it? One method I use is poetry.

Poetry has been around for as long as people can remember, and it will continue to be so. The popular names like Edgar Allan Poe, William Shakespeare, and Emily Dickinson are not the only poets there has been in the past. Anyone can be a poet, even if they don’t become famously known. Giving a lesson on the history of poetry isn’t the main goal of this post, rather it is to show how poetry can help to express your unspeakable emotions.


My own poetry introduction happened when I was younger, but my real start to writing expressive poetry started when I graduated high school. It was 2020, and like many, I felt in limbo which made my depression worse. I coped with writing poetry, although it wasn’t about using real wiring technique at the time. 


After a two-year school break, I started to feel better during my freshman year of college. My poetry grew more thoughtful, less hopeless, and far more complex than before. Now, when I have a busy mind, I just pull out my notes app and write down what I am feeling.


What I mean to say is poetry can be a good way to channel your feelings. You don’t need to be great; you just need to express yourself. You never know, you might create a good poem as the best poems come from the heart. 


This isn’t to say you can’t use other methods to channel your emotions, as there are many other artistic coping methods like sewing, painting, or even scrapbooking.



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