Decoding Poetry In The Blogosphere   2 comments

This posting contains a poem first written in 2009 and has appeared other times in this blog. I’ve made a few changes to the verse in this posting. — kenne

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Decoding Poetry

Poetry, what is it?
Is it not all things —

Feeling?
Thoughts?
Ideas?
Wisdom?
Beauty?
Music?
Art?

In human existence?
Is it not all things —

Love?
Hate?
Despair?
Fear?
Greed?
Charity?

Of human experience?

Yet, some claim
the words of poetry,
as if anointed
announcing to the world,
“I know the code!”

Poetry is not code,
allowing entrance
only to a few
fettered and packaged
for the scholarly.

In the end,
there is no right
or wrong answer —

poetry is like dancing,
if it feels good,

do it!

— kenne

I wrote this poem, March 2009. Having been part of a literary group that took pride in being a part of the
academic establishment. I love poetry. I write poetry. But I take pride in not being a part of the traditional literary establishment, having never taken formal writing classes, preferring…

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Posted January 9, 2022 by kenneturner in Information

2 responses to “Decoding Poetry In The Blogosphere

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  1. You can say that again…

    …and you just did. Good!

    Poetry is poetries. It might be fine for a particular poet to concentrate on a particular form of expression, but when folks get into the “poetry **must** work like this” theories, they cut too much off possibility.

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