I’m reblogging Kris Swanguarin’s insights on why even poets struggle with poetry. He has some interesting turns of phrases that you’ll enjoy.
The secret is out. Poets in their soul of souls don’t like a lot of poetry.
A month of Sundays ago, over at J. Lynn Sheridan’s poetry blog, Writing on the Sun, was a breezy post called, Secrets from a Poet. She began an occasional series on why people don’t like to read poetry. As I suspected and Sheridan confirmed, many if not most people experience poetry as a gigantic bag of wind.
The week before she posted that her husband had admitted he didn’t like poetry and she wanted to know why. She posted his reasons: “It doesn’t make sense.” “He doesn’t understand it.” “It’s boring.” She also included many comments from readers who share their reasons for their poetic antagonisms. Then, she did the unexpected, the improbable and the shocking. She admitted that even she, a poet herself, not only sympathizes with these sentiments…
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