Humans are emotional creatures. That means every human being possesses emotions and gets moved by them once and again. And poetry is that effective medium that shapes these emotions in the freest, uninterrupted, unimpeded way.
Poetry opens out an entirely different universe of soulful feelings. And humans feel completely enthralled and transported to that aesthetic, emotional world. On top of that, this heartfelt, stirring state illuminates all horizons of thinking potentiality. As a result, imagination and perception become strengthened and sharpened.
However, one unavoidable truth is that this perceptive and imaginative quality, along with the habit of poetry, is inherent in human beings. In a word, no special training and education get involved for them.
The best part is even after passing so many centuries, poetry remains an ever-growing and blooming phenomenon among all sections of human civilization, be it civilized or uncivilized, literate or illiterate.
Eminent poets of different ages and their creations show that men from nearly every sect of society emerged as the composers of aesthetic emotions. They delivered delicately well-crafted and utterly candid word-painted beauty. And this tradition of depicting aesthetic emotions, sad or delightful, is still going on uninterruptedly.
Not all famous poets of the past eras acquired fame for extraordinary ornamentation in expressing their words in poetry. Some appeared with solid command in thoughts and imagination through having general but refined observation. They portrayed their saying in a more close-to-heart way.
Also, these poets proved that normal, candid, and close to the soil of the son representation was powerful enough to attach their words with peoples’ emotions. The energy of ever-green timeless poems manifests how poetic verses can consistently win over the passages of time. William Wordsworth’s words, “Poetry is the breath and finer spirit of all knowledge,” describes this poetic potency.
Moreover, famous poet, critic Edward Hirsch also implies in his book, “How to Read a Poem: And Fall in Love with Poetry,” the simplicity and the supremacy of poetry. He says how honest “poetic practice” can accustom or harmonize and simultaneously illuminate the human mind.
A poem is the manifestation of invisible yet dominant feelings that become visible through the poet’s words. Yes, every reader can perceive that dominance because the primary purpose of poetry is to deal with emotions. In short, poetic verse stirs human imagination and helps flourish more creative thinking.