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There are three major genres identified in poetry: epic, lyric and dramatic poetry, treating comedy and tragedy as types of dramatic poetry. As for myself, I am not a classical thinker. I am not engaged to categorise a way to define and assess the quality of poetry. I write what my heart signals to my mind. In practice, I do not use any poetic style and when I do, I probably adjust them to suit me. I am a free thinker, I do not like to be called a poet; I think describing oneself as a poet could be a dangerous choice. My poems are contemporary and differ from classical poetry. I don't have rules and types, though sometimes I may borrow some ideas from the classics like the Haiku. There is so much more focus on the sound and visual aspects of my writing.
I always maintained that I’m not a true poet as I don’t often follow any particular poetry styles. True Poetry is a piece of literature written by a poet in meter or verse expressing various emotions which are expressed by the use of a variety of different techniques including metaphors, similes, and onomatopoeia.
In this collection of poems, I tried my best not to stay on the same path as the title. I varied my verses, even included some that may be true to their form. (Or style). I tried to tackle the emotion of love with courage, intensity, and enthusiasm. I describe true and unique love as holy and happens only once. I strongly pressurise in my mind not to confuse between love and lust and I try to explain that the gift of love is a gift most precious. The capacity to love someone truly must not be confused with other emotions. Love is inherent in all human cultures which make it difficult, puzzling, ambiguous, and much more complex to establish. My strong emotions are felt enormously as all words written derived from incisions of my heart.