(Note to myself: look up good Mhra quoating style for self-quotes.)
-The metaphorical progression of the main idea is guided by the imagery you create. –
I like certain metaphors that are linked to a broader semantic field. I tend to portray stylistic elements through the various stretches specific metaphors have to offer. One of the many overused and over-dramatized metaphors (the sea or water) holds a certain poetic weight. Well, to be fair credit is due where it is due; Nature has and probably always will be representative of the fascinating qualities of our everyday life. without sounding like too much of a hippy. Aight anyway, I would like to keep up with the building aspect of certain given stylistic features. Remember the opening stanza from my first post? No? Well… me neither and I wrote it so we both should feel ashamed. Either way, I will repost it here below:
Besides my terrible font choices, I would like to underline the stylistic elements I often rely on. I wanted to bring one specific element up because I do believe that actively going and challenging the boundaries you set yourself helps in any sort of image creation. For me, personally, I tend to favor poetry that evokes a certain picture or question throughout its unfolding. The metaphorical progression of the main idea is guided by the imagery you create.
I would like to use this momentum to quickly throw out some different kind of poetry I have written over the years. I tend to try and experiment with it as much as I can. While I really like the more classical approach to the dying art (more about this in any future reviews of modern “poetry” books). I tend to also dabble in aphorisms. Which, btw, is an excellent way to not use the word quote, which got belittled to Drake lyrics underneath a #tbt post on the gram.
The following “aphorism” came about after I caught some sun. (Well, let’s be transparent here: it was pseudo tanning bed light but nonetheless certainly a nice feeling when it is minus 20 outside.)
Waiting for you was like
throwing pebbles into the ocean;
Forever hoping to build a stonebridgeThis was one of my very first metaphores I came up with. Year 1 material right here!
I tried to dabble early with the imagery of water and this post was just a heads-up, teaser or whatever you really wanna call it in regards to stylistic traits.
I really like the sea metaphor that is portrayed within this song and I do believe that this is partly due to personal reasons. Nevertheless, give it a listen, this guy has a phenomenal voice.
If you wanna quench your “thirst” for more abysmally bad wordplays, check out the upcoming post about one of my all-time favorite Sonett ” Deep Sleep”. It is an appreciation post about one of the aforementioned people that thought me structure within poetry. (click the link below)
PS: I did not want to draw direct paralells between aphorisms and metaphors, but I do believe that there lies great benefit within the exploration of both. (More about this in a future post maybe?)