I've always liked poetry. I don't know why, but it seems that any statement you wish to make sounds about ten times more profound when you put it in some kind of meter and rhyming scheme. Always had a thing for Kipling's poetry, especially. (Anybody else a fan of the Hymn of Breaking Strain?)
I've never been much for free verse, though. (I read poetry for the sound of it, not necessarily for the imagery.)
I'm very interested in poetry. I haven't read as much as I would like to but I've always been partial to the somewhat metaphorical types such as the popularly known Robert Frost work "The Road Less Traveled", that which gradually reveals a story such Henry Longfellow's "The Village Smithy" or any of Shakespeare's plays, or one in which the details of the poem are left unstated until the end. As is typical of me in art, dark stuff such as "The Cremation of Sam McGee" has an extra appeal to it; I like poems that take me to another place or time.
Originally Posted by mippus
For those who like poetry, do you feel it is really possible to enjoy it in a language that is not your native language?
I could believe that a perfect poem is nothing more than the Ti or Fi continuously improving on itself until it reaches a point of perfection where it cannot go any further. Thus saying something a profound idea with as few words as possible/perfect format.
A quote has a one up on a poem, it does the same thing with even fewer words