Poetics and Poetry Discussion
(11/7/2013 12:14:00 PM)
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AMEN.....I rest my case. After all, in the end, what's really important is not HOW a poem is written, but whether or not the poem is able to " cross that bridge to another's vista" and be appreciated for whatever it conveys to that reader. When we get so caught up in the formalities of " correctness" , we lose sight of the content and purpose of the poem itself. I've read some poems with really questionable wordage, bordering on really bad grammar, but it actually turned out to enhance the effect of what was written and how it was to be received. If you were to enter a room full of people and interact with each of them, I'm sure you would find some that were practically illiterate, and yet they may have made the strongest impression on you. It's how the message is delivered that counts, not how correctly it was delivered.
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