What makes the arts and artistic beings so compelling and provocative is the way expression is transported. Poetry is a unique and tactful vehicle for moving the message or telling the story. Poetry, like the human body, has individual parts that connect and work together. Well, in poetry, rhythm is a vital piece of the creative picture the poet brings to life. The picture(image) a poet creates is made up of words and those words join to form verses. The verse(s) of a poem allows the blood of thought, emotion, perception to be carried from one place to another–sometimes one state of being to another. The true poet knows the unconditional value of writing poems that possess rhythm. Rhythm in poetry is the throbbing moton or action within a verse that does not disrupt. Words like flow, tone, and pace are important interior vessels of a poem that is directly affected by rhythm. No rhythm, for example,slows the pace and sets the wrong thematic tone and blocks the flow.Of course real rhythm complements flow, tone and pace.
The best poetry a person can read is that which stimulates all the sensory organs. Rhythmic poetry, however, does not have to rhyme. Rhythm in poetry facilitates the movement of creative energy and it’s changing levels. Establishing rhythm in poetry is something all poets/artistic writers should do naturally. It becomes a part of the day to day programming, a point of emphasis,if you will. Rhythm can be measured in any poem by really reading and listening. Yes, whether the poem is read or read to you the beats of rhythm must be present throughout. There’s rhythm in music whether through voice,lyric or instrument.There’s a kind of rhythm an artist displays in the strokes when painting a picture. Now, a poet can track rhythm mentally, internally, and that is learned from being a repetitive and attentive reader.
Ultimately, poets train and shape all relevant abilities by way of the written word. What a poet takes in, feels, imagines, and observes is what a poet will spill out. Rhythm a necessary component to the internal construction of a poem.