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Poetic Sense -1 (Translation)

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Although the human mind has been divided into conscious, subconscious and unconscious today, yet the man had already been existing and his mind, too. Freud was of the view that he did not exactly invent the idea of unconscious mind because poets and philosophers were already familiar with it. He said that he had only presented its theory in psychological terms. According to Freud, the poetry comes into existence on account of regression and sublimation of unsatisfied longings. On regression of these conscious desires, the subcoscious and uncoscious minds apparently become symbols of sabotage but on sublimation they transform into creative subconscious and creative uncoscious respectively. It is either as the peaceful use of neuclear energy or as to irrigate the far flung barren lands from a large dam. When Plato said that even an expert of Poetic Technique could not create great poetry without intuitive insanity, he wanted to say that the poet could not depend on his conscious mind only because the source of superior creations is afterall the unconscious, the backyard of mind. Since then people have been considering the poets to be abnormal. You may call it insanity or licentiousness or poetic spell or revelation or intuition or poetic inspiration. On the other hand, a genius who is also seen at the last footstep of conscious, mostly depends upon his intuition. Therefore he is also considered to be abnormal. A litrary genius seldom turns to be normal but as a human being his best creative faculties operate during the most normal moments of his life. These are intellectual moments indeed. The analysis of revelation or intuition shows that it operates in two modes. In first mode, a totally untouched thought steps into conscious all of a sudden. It is usually considered similar to electric lightning. Therefore poets, mistics, even scientists, all are aware of it. While the second mode is more common which is also understood by people having non creative mind. This is called productive thinking and it is placed second to intuition. For example, a forgotten name or face or event comes into conscious suddenly during half-asleep. The first mode is related to unconscious while the second mode is related to subconscious. The subconscious is more important in both. In first mode, the unconscious is raised upto the level of subconscious. While in the second mode subconscious is itself a source of information. First mode is usually named as Poetic Inspiration while second as Poetic Imagination. A stream of thoughts begins to flow from subconscious towards conscious in both modes. Where in a trance-like state, the creator and his creation become two peas in a pod. At the end of the process when he observes his creation for the first time, it is no more a part of his subjective process but now he studies it objectively and makes modifications and additions in it. Thus he observes his creation as its first listener and critic, and tries to analyse what he has listened during intuition. In the first mode creative unconscious is responsible for the subjective process and creative conscious is resposible for the objective one. Likewise in the second mode creative subcoscious is responsible for the subjective process and creative conscious is responsible for the objective one. The creative conscious comes into existence by mastering the Poetic Technique. In fact, the functions of creative unconscious, creative subconscious, and creative conscious are so intercombined that they can not be isolated from one another. They are collectively known as Poetic Sense. In general terms Poetic Technique, Poetic Imagination and Poetic Inspiration are collectively called Poetic Sense.

This is a translation of the poem Shaoor-E-Shaair-1 by Dr. Yahya
Sunday, May 7, 2017
Topic(s) of this poem: poet,poetry
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COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Kumarmani Mahakul 27 August 2017

Already I have visited and given my feedback earlier in this poem. This is really nicely penned. Revisiting this today values more and refreshes mind.10

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Lasaad Tayeb 25 June 2021

This is a wonderfully written poem Jazib, Thanks for your visit and rate of my poem

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Vanidia Ogega 12 November 2020

As a beginner, I have learnt so much from this. Sometimes I scribble short paragraphs and later wonder what caused such thoughts spilled on paper. I will take into consideration from today henceforth and expand my writing skills. All in all thank you for sharing.

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Jazib Kamalvi 15 November 2020

Dear Vanidia! I like your wonderful poetic taste. Thanks for your nice read and lovely feedback.

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Sochukwu Ivye 20 March 2020

A worthwhile piece. Thanks for sharing.

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Jazib Kamalvi 20 March 2020

Thank you so much for your words, dear poet!

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Brian Taylor 13 May 2019

This is a very deep poem.And I loved it the information on Poetic sense with the unconscious, subconscious, and creative conscious and the modes sounds so good to the point where it should be hidden and not even given.I loved the poem Jazib.

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Jazib Kamalvi 17 May 2019

Thank you so much, Brian, for the lovely comment.

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Sylvia Chidi 22 April 2019

Quite long but very interesting.

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Jazib Kamalvi 14 May 2019

Thank you so much, Sylvia, for your interest.

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