A thoughtful gift is better than an expensive one. when Joe Arroyo and his wife went shopping for his sister’s wedding present, they didn’t just splash the cash at the first item that caught their eyes. Instead, they put a little thought into it and got her, a label maker.
It sounds ridiculous at first but on second thought the couple clearly put some thought to their choice of gift and it didn’t cost them more than $15.
Joe knew a little secret, her little sister Lita was quite the pun machine and getting a machine to put up her poetic line was quite thoughtful. She is now able to put up her poetic pearls all over the house which admittedly is enjoyed by everyone.
Writing for Hello Giggles, Lisa Marie Basile said that her poetic life started very early. As a child, she would notice things the other children didn’t, “I saw the world as a place filled with secrets, in-between colors, textures, whispers, and hidden spaces. I could make a world out of the smallest moment. I still do. Being a poet feels like having two bodies — one in this world, and one in some other.”
If this sounds like you, there are things you can do to explore these experiences even more. The first thing Lisa suggested was reading. A lot of the time poets create something while emulating other poets’ work that they really like. “While that sounds like plagiarism, it’s not,” Lisa said. ” It’s totally okay, and normal in the early beginning. Eventually, with enough writing and reading and listening to yourself, you will find authenticity and your own voice. I am always working on my own. But seriously: read. It’s not enough to write.”
“Create the poetry you want to read. There are no rules, and if someone tells you there are, they’re probably not evolving quickly enough,” Lisa added. “But don’t write for an end-goal — write for you. There’s just no way to say this more clearly: A poet must write as much as they can. That doesn’t mean for hours a day, of course. What I do mean to say is that you must dedicate some of your time to the craft.”
Eventually, through writing, you should discover what feels right and sounds like you.
However, don’t forget the things you’ve written. Revise them. “I don’t think people talk about revision enough,” Lisa continued. “I certainly never used to revise, and it caught up to me. Whatever you create, right off the first go, is usually not a masterpiece. Some people say that the rawness of a first draft is indicative of its true power. Well, sure. But a poem is made of a few parts, one being the heart and one being craft, I think.”
While we don’t know much about Lisa, these labels definitely prove that she has something of a poet inside her.
People definitely enjoyed her poetic puns
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