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  • I love it.

    15 35.71%
  • I hate it.

    6 14.29%
  • It's okay, I guess.

    7 16.67%
  • Some poems I really like, Some I don't like.

    14 33.33%
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    Quote Originally Posted by IF3157 View Post
    I don't know . . . I am put off by predictability, and like you said it often seems about "the struggle". It seems less authentic to me because it is like they clothe themselves in "the struggle" in order to make poetry. The struggle, not their own light, makes them sing.
    But mostly, I think it rubs me the wrong way because I hate direct, obvious emotional appeals to my own emotions, and the aggressiveness of it makes me feel like I am being conned into feeling. I just thought of one guy who was ever so doltishly earnest yet contrived that I wanted to slap him.

    Funny, I was not an English major yet love (some) poetry.
    I feel exactly the same way (bolded part).
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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainChick View Post
    I consider lyricists to be poets too.
    Agree.

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    This poem wins.
    Nature's first green is gold,
    Her hardest hue to hold.
    Her early leaf's a flower;
    But only so an hour.
    Then leaf subsides to leaf.
    So Eden sank to grief,
    So dawn goes down to day.
    Nothing gold can stay.

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    Do naughty limericks count?

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    I said "I love poetry," but I qualify that by saying that I will, in a totally elitist fashion, discount what I think to be shitty as "not poetry." This includes some poems I've written and probably plenty you all have as well.
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    I love it when its good and original
    but when its a carbon copy of despair.....
    :gag:
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    Quote Originally Posted by sassafrassquatch View Post
    Do naughty limericks count?
    That's a temptation, there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ilah View Post
    One of the best examples I have heard of this is Def Poetry - on cable TV. There were not very many episodes but you can get it on DVD.
    You can also get it on youtube. Here's one of my favorites: YouTube - Talib Kweli - Def Poetry Jam

    I also like ee cummings.
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    I love poetry from the Romantic era. Byron, Keats, Pushkin, Lermontov, Mickiewicz, Shevchenko, etc.

    Oh yeah, can't forget Peguy!

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    no

    unless, as Ender could have said, it is about a man from Nantucket

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