Experience Great Poetry

So last post I was wondering about what people consider poetry to be.

This time, I just want to show an example of what I consider to be a great poem.

Here are the lovely words.  Read them and let me know what you think.


2 thoughts on “Experience Great Poetry

  1. What, to me, is great poetry? I think your choice of poems touched on what I consider is vital to great poetry. It communicates the human experience by examining the human condition. It has intense visual imagery and metaphor. It encourages empathy even as it challenges the reader to leave his or her comfortable ideas on reality. It flows even as it breaks the flow of what one assumes by using verse instead of pure prose. It allows for consideration of one idea before moving to the next.
    Of course, that’s just my opinion. I’m no critic of poetry, nor do I think I’m an expert on poetry. I just appreciate being challenged to broaden my mind through my own and others’ experiences, and I think great poetry does just that.

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