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Can reading Poetry destress You

Dr censor 2012/06/16 20:21:49
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I find reading poetry helps to destress me but don't if it does for most people in general?

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  • Veritas 2012/06/17 04:39:02
    yes it could
    Veritas
    +1
    Oh yeah. Keats is in my desk draw at work. Have to take it to a local coffee shop during some lunch hours (well, they are no longer "an hour" -- tells you how much we all need to de-stress!).
  • Dr censor Veritas 2012/06/17 12:18:18
    Dr censor
    +1
    I love Keats
  • Dan 2012/06/16 22:18:40
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    Dan
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    I like poetry and I write it. But I tend to write when I'm feeling down. I guess just a stress reliever for me. Although my poems are mostly about good happy feelings.
  • Dr censor Dan 2012/06/17 12:14:35
    Dr censor
    +1
    you should put some my Poem Forum, I would appreciate it
    http://www.footprints-in-the-...
    hope you do, can't wait to read them !
  • sockpuppet 2012/06/16 22:09:34
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    sockpuppet
    +1
    Most of it goes right over my head... former English Major here, too. :O -
  • Dr censor sockpuppet 2012/06/17 12:17:35
    Dr censor
    +2
    you should try and write some, maybe a Limerick to start with, it's only five lines
    here is a link to the rules of limericks and how they work. (it's a lot of fun)
    http://www.footprints-in-the-...
  • sockpuppet Dr censor 2012/06/17 13:54:39 (edited)
    sockpuppet
    +1
    Might just give that a shot. :O) I was really talking about heavier poetry, though: Keats, Shelley, Tennyson, Milton, et al. I don't understand a lot of their references, and symbols tend to go over my head. Even some modern song lyrics escape me.

    Unless someone dissects the piece for me, line by line, it's hard for me to tell if they're happy or sad, talking about a wife or a horse, etc.

    Thank you for the link, though-- I'll certainly check it out.
  • HarleyCharley 2012/06/16 21:37:01
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    HarleyCharley
    +1
    it depends what you read...
  • Sister Jean 2012/06/16 20:33:12
    yes it could
    Sister Jean
    +2
    if you pick sad poems

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