“Campaign in prose; Govern in poetry”
The result of the presidential election 2016 has left Americans to look out for sagacity in poetry although some has been giving vent to their dissatisfaction by acquiring the violent means
Sandeep Kumar Mishra 24 December, 2016
This is the modern proverb. The presidential election 2016 has left Americans to look out for sagacity in poetry. It became a personal rather than a political blame game of “no love lost”, a prose debate with no element of poetry in the pre election presidential campaign between the opposite sexes. But the result shows the ethical reality attached to the other half of the man. As of now some are contemplating the shape of the new government, many are turning to the poetry.
The Huffington Post has offered “18 Compassionate Poems to Help You Weather Uncertain Times.” Ocean Vuong and Javier Zamora are being read all over. All the prominent print or digital media are giving vent to the voice of those who are restless after the result such as Vox published a post headlined, The Guardian had listing “poems to counter the election fallout.
“The propensity for the imagination means that poetry will always be a vital part of the society”
It is easy way to put forth your feelings to an audience through social media today. Poetry helps in that cause because poetry is very good at predicting things that need discussion today. It has always been up to date for being the voice of contemporary society. Poets are not always all dreamers. They imagine impossible things beforehand, and then they become reality. The capacity of poetry is immense and propensity for the imagination means that poetry will always be a vital part of culture, society, politics and individual relationships. As we have seen adversity brings the best out of everyone, a sad soul turns to the poetry. “Poetry is the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings: it takes its origin from emotion recollected in tranquility.”―William Wordsworth (Lyrical Ballads)
“Poets are always in the commotion wherever and whenever it happens”
Poetry is in every sphere of life. Be it marriage, birthdays, funerals, anniversaries. If the best poetry comes out at a tumultuous time, then it will be at every era because the modern world is not going to get amicable. When someone retires, the first thing he seems to do is to write a poem. Poets are always in the commotion wherever and whenever it happens. Recently the poets have been writing about Syria or on topic of Flint, and Detroit.
But one thing is odd that we try to shed the politics off from the other aspects of the life. But it is not the case in reality. We can’t detach these parts separately.So it is better to talk about politics and its effect on our life in more holistic terms. Politics has its own sphere and affect us, but we don’t accept it. The poetry has its area, it affects us, and we readily admit it. But poetry, as some people think is not an isolated activity. These two spheres have same duty to perform by investigating the basic questions: Why are things as they are? How can they be different? How can they be made better? Poets are often political in their voice. One of the greatest poets, Yeats was an eager political man. He was very much having an eye on political scenario.
“Poets are pungent but at the same time sympathetic to the local and global fraternity and their issues”
Mr. Obama had put the poet ahead of the general band. It may be that now and then we feel isolated from our political leaders but poets work in that environment which is not detached from it. Sometimes we lack the ability to understand and share the feelings of others. Poets are pungent but at the same time sympathetic to the local and global fraternity and their issues. They are tolerant and stoic but better listeners than the general multitude.
The way of listening is the way of settling the matter more maturely. When you read a poem, you listen to others point of view. It’s not a wrestling match, where punches are exchanged. You have to think before you speak or write without hurting others. The poem unites two different forces together to make a third power which is something bigger than these two ingredients.