Poetics and Poetry Discussion
(11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM)
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Let me see if I understand. All poetry is not poetic, and everything that is poetic is not necessarily a poem. Verse is poetry, but all poetry is not verse. I'm not adverse to this. All verse is also not poetic, but some is. Some verse is a poem, and some poems are verse, but not all poems are. Verse, that is. Conversely, some poems are not poetic, especially on this site which very nearly all of the poems are rubbish.
What I meant was that I think Keats, Frost, Cummings, Creeley all wrote/write poetry, verse, poems, prose, and most of it is poetic (good writing) . I think there's room for all the different styles, and the world is a better place for it. We have Mozart and we have The Beatles. They're both terrific. Two completely different styles/forms of music, but they are both great. Same goes for poetry. That's all I'm saying when I say 'splitting hairs'.Replies for this message:
(11/8/2013 7:55:00 AM)
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In the final analysis, unless I'm a professor or a student who is majoring in literature with an emphasis on poetry, why would I care?I love to write, as do many of you. I love Jefferson; he is brilli ... more
(11/7/2013 7:27:00 PM)
concur Scott's statement... with Mozart n Beatles u have explained things very well
- Laughing@ You (11/8/2013 7:55:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply
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