The Vagabond Portfolio is my digital collection of poetry, posts and the philosophy of and my work on the Art of Being Authentic. In the Portfolio, I include:
My Author Biography page
My Writer Manifesto page
The Poetry Styles page
~ This page looks at 5 distinct styles of poetry and different poets whose work reflect these forms.
The Vagabond Post Collection Index page
~ My digital portfolio featuring my collection of 10 poems which reflect the 5 features styles outlined on the Poetry Styles Page.
There is a power in poetry that takes us to places deeper and more prophetic than do other genres. Yet, as symbolic of the matrix of life, poetry enhances life experiences when entwined with the prose of philosophy.
he who binds to himself~ William Blake
a joy, doth the winged life destroy
but he who kisses the joy as it flies by
lives in eternity’s sunrise ~ William Blake
poetry with philosophy as art with science
Yet, understanding the difference between sources of wisdom helps us to grasp each more fully into our lives. Hegel wrote that poetry provides the richest and most concrete expression of spiritual freedom (in contrast to sculpture, which in its classical form, gives us the purest ideal beauty).
Poetry is capable of showing spiritual freedom both as concentrated inwardness and as action in space and time.
What is important in the art of poetry and what clearly marks it off from prose is thus the musical ordering of words themselves or versification. Hegel spoke highly of three basic forms of poetry–epic, lyric and dramatic as examples of the most creative powers of the mind.
Hegel, Einstein and Rumi
Hegel illuminated this crucial distinction between poetry and philosophical prose. Poetry does rise from the heart in the creation of wisdom through imaginative contemplation.
Einstein made a point of emphasizing the importance of the imagination in the creation of alternative ways of thinking and thus at the root of intelligence and human evolution. Intuition, thought experiments and meditation were strategies to his scientific hypothesizing.
Rumi and other masters of poetic endeavours gave us a means of understanding love, the soul and relationships.
It seems as though, and I feel strongly about this, that we need a system of core values and these can be solidified through both poetry and philosophy. I enthusiastically delve into both and my level of self awareness and personal growth as holistically evolved to a healthy state of well-being.
~ namasté, Leah J. 🕊
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