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    Philosophy of Poetry

    This may come as a surprise but this is the new poetry - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rIVNpI5ftbg

    1. It is on the internet

    2. It is the spoken word

    3. it doesn't look like poetry but it has elan, repetition, rhythm and charm.

    4. It is compelling and morish.

    5. And who doesn't love Emily, and if you don't, can you stop watching her?

    6. It is not in visual space like a book but is the spoken word in acoustic space.

    So am I making a mistake in enrolling in Contempory and Modern American Poetry at Pennsylvania University when I can listen to Emily?

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    I've joined Modpo and I am so excited. They look absolutely wonderful. I wonder though how they will take to Mole. And what about Emily?

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    @Mole, when I have time, today hopefully, I will check it out.
    A student said to his master: "You teach me fighting, but you talk about peace. How do you reconcile the two?" The master replied: "It is better to be a warrior in a garden than to be a gardener in a war." - unknown/Chinese

    http://www.typologycentral.com/forum...=61024&page=14

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    The first poets were gods. Poetry began with the bicameral mind. The god-side of our ancient mentality, at least in a certain period of history, usually or perhaps always spoke in verse. This means that most men at one time, throughout the day, were hearing poetry composed and spoken within their own minds.

    It is that all of those individuals who remained bicameral into the conscious age, when speaking of or from the divine side of their minds, spoke in poetry. The great epics of Greece were of course heard and spoken by the aoidoi as poetry.

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    Poetry commands where prose can only ask.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mole View Post
    Poetry commands where prose can only ask.
    What do you think of minimalist poetry?

    I like when a person can take the fewest amount of words possible and say something infinitely profound.
    A student said to his master: "You teach me fighting, but you talk about peace. How do you reconcile the two?" The master replied: "It is better to be a warrior in a garden than to be a gardener in a war." - unknown/Chinese

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