Untitled

By AG

This is not a poem
It’s not a sonnet
It’s not a written piece of verse

It’s not a prose inscription
Arranged poetically
It’s not an essay of few words

It’s just an origami
Of whatever you want
No folding required

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32 Comments

  1. AYDEN JOZWIK on April 5, 2021 at 10:18 AM

    I really like how unique AG’s attitude is with regard to this piece of art. The lack of title and rejection of typical style and format choices really forced me to take a step back and think about the message AG wants to send me and anyone else reading. The final three lines about origami and interpreting the work however I want made me feel almost uncomfortable because in a way I feel overwhelmed in trying to attach my own meaning to the work. There isn’t much in terms of actual content to ground any initial assertions that I have about the work including the lack of title. Maybe the message is that the only power that I have as a reader, or even as a person, is to have the freedom to make my own interpretations rather than simply deferring to someone else for guidance. When I think of origami as an art form I think of the skill to transform paper into anything one pleases. The ability to form your own thoughts and interpretations is the greatest freedom of all.

  2. Cameron on April 5, 2021 at 11:03 AM

    AG,
    I love this! Your art is whatever you want to call it; no one else can say what it is or isn’t. You claiming that gives your work so much power, and as a reader, I applaud you for it! Thank you for sharing your art with us!
    -Cameron

  3. Mason Anderson on April 5, 2021 at 1:05 PM

    AG,
    This was a really powerful poem. I read it multiple times and it somehow felt more powerful each time I read it. Something I really like about poetry is you can find your own meaning in someone else’s words. You described this really well. Thank you so much for sharing, and keep writing!

  4. Vera Chaudhry on April 6, 2021 at 11:58 AM

    AG,

    I love this poem. I think it shares a really powerful message and the structure reinforces the message of artistic freedom. The poem, though not in rhyme, also had a very intentional flow that made it seamless to read. The image of the origami at the end made me reflect on the open, peaceful tone of the poem.

  5. Julia Rinaldi on April 7, 2021 at 11:27 AM

    This poem truly spoke volumes portrayed through art, and it was amazing to read. I feel as though I was connected and at a true understanding of where your mind traveled when writing this AG. I loved “it’s just an origami, no folding required”. That is beautiful.

  6. Brittani Forman on April 7, 2021 at 2:52 PM

    Hey AG, this is a interesting take on literature. Usually authors give us their interpretation and I like how you have us room to make our own interpretation.

  7. Maigan Riley on April 7, 2021 at 2:55 PM

    Wow AG! This gave me goose bumps and not the bad kind. You really have something in you and I believe in you. Keep writing your words are powerful and they have a meaning no matter what.

  8. Olivia H. on April 10, 2021 at 11:17 PM

    AG,
    I loved this poem! I agree that its strength grows every time it is read. I think it is so creative and alluring that you give the reader the opportunity to make whatever they want of your work. Its uniqueness makes it so attractive and really leads to an expansion of thought for readers. Poetry typically gives way to new and individualistic thoughts as it is, and you acknowledge that. I feel it is very freeing as a reader! Comparing poem to origami is very powerful, and I applaud you for invoking deep thinking in the reader. Sometimes, being given the opportunity to reflect on words is more powerful than “telling” readers what to believe/feel. What a great piece! Thank you for sharing, and keep up the wonderful work!

  9. Maria Griffin on April 12, 2021 at 10:06 AM

    AG,
    My name is Maria Griffin, and I am a second-year student at Wayne State University in Detroit. This semester, I am taking a class whose goal is to engage with the community, beyond the university and corporations.
    Your poem, Untitled, is my favorite poem that I have seen so far on this website. I think the freedom of it, and the way it flows is incredible. I like how you built up the ‘poem’ by saying what it’s not, before finally stating, “it’s just an origami,” but ending with “no folding required.” This leaves a mysterious ending to the reader to think, “well what is it then?” Finally, great job on picking a title. Your title goes perfectly with the theme of wonder and freedom to your piece. It’s not a poem, it’s not an essay, it’s not origami, and it does not even have a title.
    Great job, AG! Keep up the great work!

  10. ken on April 12, 2021 at 9:43 PM

    This poem was truly unique. It makes the reader just relax and read. It is a very easy going poem and I love it! Keep up the good work and never stop writing!!

  11. Martine on April 13, 2021 at 12:04 AM

    AG,
    I truly enjoyed your poem. Please know that you have such talent, and I enjoyed reading your poem. I appreciate you sharing your work with us. After reading your poem, it made me reflect a little bit. We used to expect a poem to be grand and inspiring; we sometimes forget simplicity can also be impactful.

  12. Ayzhiana Basallo on April 13, 2021 at 12:45 AM

    I really enjoyed how you said your poem is not any of those things, but really how one interprets it. I feel that poetry is what one makes of it and how they understand and read it.

  13. Callie Cloran on April 13, 2021 at 11:02 AM

    HI AG! I like the freedom this poem brings. It does not hold any restrictions on your imagination. I enjoyed reading it because of its straight forward connotation that feels powerful. Good job!!

  14. Maria on April 15, 2021 at 4:08 PM

    AG,
    This poem is so simple but so amazing. It really is a fine work about not wanting to be defined.

  15. Billie Marcheva on April 16, 2021 at 9:35 PM

    Nice analysis dude

  16. richard on April 17, 2021 at 1:34 PM

    AG, I love how open to interpretation this poem is! Thank you for sharing!

  17. Edmon on April 17, 2021 at 6:05 PM

    AG,
    Im Edmon and I am in a college English class at Wayne State that hat aims to engage with the community beyond the university and corporations. This was a really nice poem that had me reading it a few times to find the true meaning behind it. I really like how each person can interpret this poem as their own based on their life experiences and how they view this poem. At first I wasn’t sure if you were actually talking about origami or not. I really liked your poem and good luck with others in the future. Good job!

  18. Linda on April 17, 2021 at 11:09 PM

    AG,

    I really liked how short and sweet this poem is. I agree with the ideas also brought up above and the imagery of origami. It’s a tight little piece of art without any folding required and stands alone. I think there’s a lot of meaning in these words and a lot of different interpretations. I like how it can be whatever we want as a reader too because poetry and art can mean different things to different people depended on how it’s read or “folded”.

  19. KB on April 19, 2021 at 7:22 PM

    I love this poem because it reminds us to find our own meaning in work we read. Love this!

  20. Alexa Ruperti on April 19, 2021 at 9:06 PM

    AG,
    I have reread this poem a few times, I absolutely love it! The last two lines are coupled so well, I really enjoy the idea of it. Good job!

  21. Samantha on April 23, 2021 at 4:01 PM

    AG,

    I like your thinking beyond the confines of labels ascribed to different styles of writing in our society! This was a really unique way to write a “poem”, but not call it as such, forcing your readers to interpret your work in whatever way they see fit!

    Best regards,

    Samantha

  22. Edmon on April 24, 2021 at 12:18 AM

    AG,
    Hi im Edmon and im in a class that aims to engage with the community beyond the university and corporations. I really liked your poem, it gave me a curious feeling as to what your message behind this is as it can be thought of in many different ways based on how the author approaches things. Good job and good luck in the future.

  23. Isabella Curcio on April 25, 2021 at 2:01 PM

    At first I was confused but as I read on the poem started to make more sense. I was able to see how you were representing each reader through their own personal experiences and allowed them to apply their own meaning to this poem. Saying that it is oragami represents it can be whatever you want it to. Loved it.

  24. Kelsey on April 26, 2021 at 8:05 PM

    AG, I just started reading poems tonight but I think this might be my favorite. I love how mysterious it is and how makes no sense at all, but also has never been so clear. Great work, keep writing!

  25. Jason Kelsch on April 29, 2021 at 10:59 AM

    Hey AG, this is cool. I can’t tell if there is some super deep meaning to this or if you just wrote this down on a piece of paper before you actually used it to make origami. Either way, I respect it.
    From Jason

  26. Erin Moriarty on May 1, 2021 at 7:32 PM

    I really loved how unique your poem is! It is important to remember that you are the poet, and what you create is yours. Poetry is different to other forms of literature because the reader can interpret it as they want, great job! I also loved your analogy of saying this poem is an origami. Origamis are very intricate, just like poetry. Continue to write poetry, well done.

  27. Brittani Forman on May 2, 2021 at 5:02 PM

    Dear AG ,
    Love this work. Very modern. I really like the vibe and flow of this poem. I like that is not a traditional content of poetry. Please continue to write. Your truth and style is very intriguing.

  28. cm on May 2, 2021 at 5:33 PM

    Hello AG – I am a college student in a writing class called Writing and Community. We use writing and community outreach to interact with the community around us outside of the university. I was really drawn to your poem because of how unconventional it is. This is definitely the kind of poem you could read multiple times, and come away with a different message each time. Personally, I interpreted it as a reference to the fact that you can make writing whatever you want, and the interpretation is up to the reader. Maybe this is not what you meant though. Either way, I think it was beautifully written and a very cool concept. I hope you continue to write and express yourself through poetry. I wish you good luck in the future!

  29. Aracelli on May 2, 2021 at 10:46 PM

    Hi AG! I really like this. I’ve been listening to a lot of experimental music recently, including a piece that’s literally just four and a half minutes of silence. What I’ve learned from this is that art can truly be whatever you want it to be. Especially when this poem is seen on paper, I love the comparison to origami. I’m also not sure if this is intentional, but the lack of a title really helps the fact that this art is ambiguous. You really took the art form and made it your own, which is super cool.

  30. Katie on May 3, 2021 at 3:47 PM

    AG,
    I liked the way you said no folding required, no bending to the rules. You created a piece of art that’s from your heart without adhering to the standards of certain art styles, and that made your words even more personal. You created a beautiful piece that could be read and interpreted in so many ways, but each way still beautiful. Your poem truly captures the idea of freedom by showing the ideals that your art form holds highly. No guidelines to writing is the freest form of art. You have an amazing piece here, keep writing! You have so much to say and such an amazing way of expressing it.

  31. EL on May 12, 2021 at 9:28 AM

    AG, I love how straightforward your message is here. You are making it plain for the reader that art is whatever you want it to be and we can make of it what we want. The title of “Untitled” works for me, but I also could see you playing around with giving it something more concrete as a way to juxtapose the content of the poem itself. Excellent work, keep writing, you have a great voice!

  32. nico on May 19, 2021 at 11:19 AM

    This is the only kind of poems I like; it’s so unique and doesn’t follow the norm that almost all poems appeal to. Great work

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