When I take a step back from life and pause for a moment, poetry sets in. I'm immersed by nature's deluge of epic inspiration. Creativity runs blue in my veins, beckoning to run red down tan skin. There's magic in all movement and beauty embedded in every passing second.
To me, what makes someone a poet is the ability to capture a moment, any moment, and then decorate it with lustrous language, give it a smell, a voice, a taste and a feel. When a reader is encapsulated by your conveyance of emotion, you have justified what it means to write poetry. The poems in this section are stories, both fact and fiction and sometimes a little of both, that have touched me at one of these moments and prompted me to contrive a glimpse, a flash or a juncture of my life, giving it the breath it deserves.
What's great about the story poem is they can very much follow the guidelines of an epic tale. To be more precise, they can start and end when the artist chooses. So when you're thinking of a story to convey, remember that you dictate where it begins and ends. Full background of an event is not necessary; what is necessary is articulating it in a way that captivates and audience.
For some fun ideas and great topics for your next story poem, you can visit my blog section - hopefully you'll find some inspiration!
Storytelling Poets Who Inspire Me...