A poet , also know as bard or bard , is an individual who is dedicated to create poetry . A poetry , on the other hand, is a literary composition developed in verse that can also be called poem .
Poets, therefore, are writers who turn to works in verse . When the person who writes poetry is a woman , you can receive the qualification of poetess . For example: “Chilean poet Pablo Neruda is my favorite writer”, "Although I wrote several poems, I don't consider myself a poet", “Few people become millionaires by becoming poets”, “My daughter is a poet”.
There are poets since ancient times: in fact, poetry is usually associated with oral stories . The poetic composition, however, changed a lot with the advance of the history and today the poet's notion encompasses very diverse authors, whose texts have few points in common.
Greek Homer (who lived in the 8th century B.C.), the Italian Dante Alighieri (1265-1321), the Spanish Federico García Lorca (1898-1936), the Spanish Gloria Fuertes (1917-1998), the English William Shakespeare (1564-1616), the German Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832), the German Herta Müller (born 1953), the American Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), the French Charles Baudelaire (1821-1867), Argentina Alejandra Pizarnik (1936-1972) and the Chilean Pablo Neruda (1904-1973) are just some of the most important poets in history, who managed to transcend the borders and conquer readers from all over the planet.
As is often the case with any artistic discipline, there is no specific criteria to define a person as a poet There are those who consider that poets are those who write verses of a certain quality; others qualify as poets those who manage to publish poetry books and there are also those who call any person who writes poetry a poet, even if he does not publish it.
Similarly, there are those who consider that poet is born, as well as a writer or artist in general, since it is not about something that can be learned but about a talent That must be developed. Each point of view can be valid, since they are opinions; It should be noted that among the poets there are also different opinions about this same subject.
A good poet has the particular ability to use language as if it were a palette of colors with which you can create images that people from other fields could never imagine; This does not mean that poetry is necessarily beautiful, at least not as this term is conventionally understood, but it takes advantage of the words in infinite forms, renews them, gives them a life and a color that they had never had and puts them at the service of art.
Unfortunately, the figure of the poet does not receive the same respect as that of the novelist, for example, nor does he usually obtain the same economic benefits for his work. Thanks to bad information, many people tend to think that it doesn't cost job or effort to write poetry, which is born from a moment of inspiration that is not followed by any type of revision or rewriting process. While this may be true in some cases, poetry also needs intense dedication.
This perception of poetry makes the poet a lazy and unencumbered being who, unlike the novelist, does not give himself for long months to the creation of his works , but plasma them in paper in a few minutes and then pulls to admire the sunset. The reality is as different as it is flexible: there may be little dedicated novelists and poets who do not take off from their desks, for example.