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View Poll Results: Do you like poetry?

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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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  1. #21
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    Love it. I don't think loving it means I have to love every poem ever written, though, so I didn't bother clicking the fourth option even though it's also true for me.
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    Def Poetry Jam is an awesome show!

    I like some poetry, but not others. I almost never like poetry that doesn't rhyme... so most of the poetry I like is in the form of song lyrics (and music gives it a second and even third dimension to the work, anyway). I said "sometimes I like poetry".

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    oooh... I forgot- I DO love nursery rhymes
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    Quote Originally Posted by Orangey View Post
    I feel exactly the same way (bolded part).
    So I am not alone in this. nice.
    I will say though that it is possible I have just not heard the really good slam poetry sessions. Come to think of it, the ones I have heard were amateurs, not established poets.
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    — Antoine de Saint-Exupery

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    If there were poems about me, then I'm sure I'd like those poems.

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    I like smart poetry that has layers that you can pull back... plays on words, carefully placed symbols, perfect metaphors... I love the economy of language in a great poem, and the way that a great poem can be like a puzzle.

    The poetry that I tend to loathe is that which just spills over with words and overt statements (especially of love or despair). It has no skill about it, no cleverness. I like clever poetry.
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    I always like to characterize what I consider to be crappy poetry with this line from Shelley's "Ode to the West Wind":

    Quote Originally Posted by Percy Wusshe Shelley
    I fall upon the thorns of life! I bleed!
    Not all of Shelley is this bad, btw.
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    I like Rainer Maria Rilke. Very NF of me, yes?

    I don't like this stuff too much...
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    "Dancing is a disease
    because it makes me weak in the knees"
    Deep brah
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    A single event can awaken within us a stranger totally unknown to us. To live is to be slowly born.
    — Antoine de Saint-Exupery

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    Quote Originally Posted by IF3157 View Post
    "Dancing is a disease
    because it makes me weak in the knees"
    Deep brah
    "Moves and Grooves to James Brown,
    who always made me feel nice,
    like sugar and spice."

    :rolleyes2:
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