Art has always been an expression of human emotions, thoughts and feelings. It has served as a medium for people across the world to convey their perceptions of the world, their dreams and their visions. Poetry is one such form of art that has been celebrated for centuries. It is unique in its ability to touch the deepest corners of our hearts and souls. In this article, we celebrate the art of poetry and its extraordinary creatives through their touching tributes.
A beautiful tribute to her mother is written by Nikki Giovanni, in “The Woman And The City”. The poem is a salute to everything that her mother stood for. Giovanni writes about her mother’s unconquerable spirit, her strength and the sense of warmth and comfort that she brought to everyone around her. In short, it is an ode to the remarkable woman who raised her.
Joy Harjo, the first Native American Poet Laureate of the United States, used her poetry to pay homage to her culture and heritage. She writes about the beauty of her native land, the spirit of her people and the importance of preserving the wisdom and teachings of the past. Her poem “Everything Begins With Planting A Seed” is a powerful meditation on the importance of nurturing our souls and spirits, much in the same way that we nurture our bodies.
Langston Hughes was a poetic genius, known for his ability to capture the essence of the African-American experience. His poem “Mother To Son” is a classic example of his use of everyday language and simple yet powerful imagery. It is a message of hope and perseverance, urging the reader to keep climbing, even when things get tough.
Mary Oliver was a poet who was deeply connected to nature and was inspired by its beauty and majesty. In her poem “When Death Comes”, she writes about the inevitability of death and the importance of living every moment to the fullest. Her use of metaphor and imagery is evocative and profound, reminding the reader of the fleeting nature of life.
These poets have given us a gift through their words. They have touched our hearts and souls with their tributes to the people, cultures and experiences that have shaped them. Through their poetry, they have shown us that art is a reflection of the human spirit and that it has the power to inspire, enlighten and transform. Let us celebrate the art of poetry and all the poets who have shared their gifts with us.