# 21 Poetry

poetryPoetry is one of the oldest forms of art that people still enjoy.  For Saudis; the word enjoy is not enough  when you talk about poetry, they reach a state of emotions so intense that it can carry them beyond rational thoughts and self control when they are dealing with poetry. Yes poetry is old school, but Saudis brought it back and it has never been more entertaining.  From poems that praise leaders and high profile people to poems that describe  woman’s beauty (especially her eyes and hair) Saudis love it.  A lot of Saudis master the art of poetry, some of them go public and start publishing their poems, others they keep it in the down low as a secret hobby.
A poem does not have to contain complicated words or words we never heard about to make it sounds fancy, but some people like to “spice up” their poems.  How they perform and say poems is also a big deal for Saudis, you don’t want to put someone  to sleep when you are reciting a poem.  You can write “gibberish” poems as long as you deliver it in an exciting way, people will clap and cheer for you.