I often encourage my clients who write prose to play with poetry, because they hear the rhythm of words and learn the compression of ideas. When they return to their essays and books, some of that poetic magic slips into their work.
If you’re interested in learning more about poetry but unsure where to start, I recommend you explore Tweetspeak Poetry. The team is “committed to helping people become who they really are. We believe in the power of community reading, writing, playing, and just plain living, to accomplish this.”
“A poem compresses much in a small space and adds music, thus heightening its meaning.”
— E. B. White
Source: White, E. B. “Here Is New York.” Essays of E.B. White. New York: Harper & Row, 1977. N. pag. Print.
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