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    I'm indifferent. I don't hate it, but I don't love it either... unless it's in song form of course.

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    I took a 'which famous poet are you' test on here the other day .. I can't give you her name as i am on the other computer .. I did read up on her and it was interesting.

    Generally no .. Poetry for me although incredibly beautiful, it doesn't do enough for me. I would prefer to read a book, get absorbed in that and see the progression and then conclusion.
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    Poetry exists so that people can project their own meanings into vague prose and then take on an attitude of intellectual superiority for having done so.

    I have better things to do with my time than read deliberately obscurantist, self-important foppery.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aleph-One View Post
    I have better things to do with my time than read deliberately obscurantist, self-important foppery.


    You should stay out of the NT private forum then...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aleph-One View Post
    Poetry exists so that people can project their own meanings into vague prose and then take on an attitude of intellectual superiority for having done so.

    I have better things to do with my time than read deliberately obscurantist, self-important foppery.
    This is my understanding as well. Some poems are good, but poetry is just proof that people have too much time on their hands. I prefer regular prose.
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    Default Fellow SJs: do you enjoy poetry?

    I like it well enough, but I can get impatient with it, because I often want it to just "get to the point", even though "getting to the point" is not what poetry is about, if you understand my meaning. I also have trouble interpreting my own meaning from poems when there aren't any helpful hints within them. (Billy Collins is one of my favorite poets, probably because he's a little more straightforward, as well as funny.)

    I'm especially interested in hearing from ISTJs about this. You guys are my brethren, after all - more so than SFJs. But I still would be interested in hearing from all SJs who care to answer.

    So...? Do you like it? Got any favorite poets? Or do you hate poetry?

    p.s. I hope this thread hasn't been done before...
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    Actually, I believe it has been done recently. Here is the topic if you are interested.

    For my response, I will quote what I wrote there:

    Generally, no. However, I occasionally hear something that I enjoy and gives me motivation...usually if it appeals to things that are very important to me (family, faith, country). I am no more inspired by them than I am, say, a good quote, though.

    I will definitely not buy a book of poems, check one out of the library, or even search for them on the internets. Usually they make me want to roll my eyes. Unless, of course, we are talking about Shel Silverstein...in which case, bring on the Whatifs and their rhyming ways!
    I am also like you, EJCC, in that I enjoy poetry that is straightforward and has to do with every day life and the sensory world. If it is open to a lot of interpretation, it loses my interest very quickly.
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    Thanks for your reply!
    So... how do I delete this thread?
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    Well, I don't think I wrote in that one so I'll just write it here:

    Some poetry is all right I guess, but sometimes it is annoying because it is slow, usually boring, and almost ALWAYS about something irrelevant/useless (in my mind anyway).
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    I find poetry somewhat useless. Not in usual sense of uselessness, but as a form of art. I feel that there are other, better ways to deliver the same ideas and emotions to the listener/viewer of the art.

    I personally feel that quotes and phrases deliver more, and are easier to understand, thus being superior. I'm a real sucker for these. "When gazing into the abyss, the abyss also gazes into you" or sumthing...
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