chriscouto

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Location: toronto, Canada

Ready to hit the world with everything i got.....

Thursday, September 30, 2004

Impossible!!!!

I believe its impossible to HATE poetry, in all that it is. Poetry has many sides to it....reading it, perceiving it, writing it, feeling it and many others. I don't enjoy writing poetry mainly because i find i have great difficulty expressing myself creatively through words. At the same time i love analyzing and reading poems. I find something mysterious and intriguing about not knowing exactly what somebody meant and felt as they put specific words together while in thought or reflection of an emotion. I believe that poetry tries to explain and educate much like philosophy math, or science, just in a different way. Poetry uses the mind and experiences to question this life instead of formulas and theories.
Poetry is art and art is all around us everyday. We are art, a soccer game is art, a relationship is art, music is art, a tree transforming its identity in autumn is art. People have to like some kind of art. I would define art as something that provokes some sort of emotion, so unless you've walked every day of your life without feeling something you are taking part in critiquing art.
WORDS..........something i'm amazed with. Words have such power. Sometimes i wonder if we are who we are because of words instead of experiences. After all we might of been convinced, encouraged or driven to these experiences through the use of words. Personally i've had the experience of really loving the lyrics of a song, or loving a line or phrase of a movie and i figure that's poetry. I guess what i'm trying to say is that you don't have to love writing or analyzing poetry to love poetry, if a song reminds you of an occasion or a character in a movie makes you wish you were in the movie poetry is at work as a combination of words has caught you......and you didn't even know!!!!!

Thursday, September 23, 2004

here we go.....

well i'm still trying to get a feel for this blogging. I almost feel like the more i play around with it the more confused i get. However, i'm sure i'll get used to it and the fact that i keep learning little things on these sites is exciting. I've gotten a chance to see some other poeple's blog, and there are some really interesting pages out there....i find myself getting hooked on blogs!!!

Thursday, September 16, 2004

new wave in learning!!!

I must say, I'm really excited about this new technique. I feel it will give me an oppertunity to be much more honest and open about how i fell about the pieces we will be studying. Unlike any other class so far in this class i will be able to express MY thoughts and simply and esclusively the thoughts of others before me.