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    Default SPs and poetry...

    Okay, I realize that there is a philosophy forum that turned into a forum about poetry. I posed this question to NFs, NTs, and SJs, but I did not directly start a similar thread for SPs, and so I feel incomplete, so bare with me. Anyway, here's my question:

    Do you like poetry?

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    Not really (big surprise, I know). There are a few poems that I enjoyed studying in high school when we were forced to, but I haven't since gone out of my way to find more.

    I was always far more interested in the flow and patterning of the words than the symbolism BS anyway, so I'm sure that eliminates me from any poetry-lovers club.

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    If anything, I'd be starting a Poetry Hater's Club, where we would gather around a bonfire and burn books of poetry! Long story short, yes, I hate poetry, as well!

    EDIT: Of course, I tend to interpret poetry as more than just in terms of language. When put into that broad context, I can say I like it in some forms.

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    Neine, danke.

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    I don't mind listening to someone read poetry- if it has a good flow and rhythm to it (think Lawrence Ferlinghetti or any other poet who wrote poetry meant to be read outloud to an audience back in the day)- I love to listen to the rhythm of how someone speaks and watch how they ennunciate words and such Listening to how someone speaks can be a total turn on

    I do not like to read poetry- I read for entertainments sake- poetry doesn't entertain me- I like to experience things through my senses (of which I only have 5! )- not to have to process it internally instead

    here's an example- just listen to this- very interesting pattern in the way that he speaks!
    “Oh, we're always alright. You remember that. We happen to other people.” -Terry Pratchett

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    No, but I do like good quotes.

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    Not really, but I kind of like reading Shel Silverstein to the kids when they were younger.

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    No, other than entertaining/funny ones. 99% of poetry I've heard/read besides that category, I've disliked.
    I-95%, S-84%, T-89%, P-84%

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    There's only been one poem I have ever liked and that's only because I can relate to it:

    The Village Blacksmith

    UNDER a spreading chestnut-tree
    The village smithy stands;
    The smith, a mighty man is he,
    With large and sinewy hands;
    And the muscles of his brawny arms
    Are strong as iron bands.

    His hair is crisp, and black, and long,
    His face is like the tan;
    His brow is wet with honest sweat,
    He earns whate'er he can,
    And looks the whole world in the face,
    For he owes not any man.

    Week in, week out, from morn till night,
    You can hear his bellows blow;
    You can hear him swing his heavy sledge,
    With measured beat and slow,
    Like a sexton ringing the village bell,
    When the evening sun is low.

    And children coming home from school
    Look in at the open door;
    They love to see the flaming forge,
    And hear the bellows roar,
    And catch the burning sparks that fly
    Like chaff from a threshing-floor.

    He goes on Sunday to the church,
    And sits among his boys;
    He hears the parson pray and preach,
    He hears his daughter's voice,
    Singing in the village choir,
    And it makes his heart rejoice.

    It sounds to him like her mother's voice,
    Singing in Paradise!
    He needs must think of her once more,
    How in the grave she lies;
    And with his hard, rough hand he wipes
    A tear out of his eyes.

    Toiling,---rejoicing,---sorrowing,
    Onward through life he goes;
    Each morning sees some task begin,
    Each evening sees it close;
    Something attempted, something done,
    Has earned a night's repose.

    Thanks, thanks to thee, my worthy friend,
    For the lesson thou hast taught!
    Thus at the flaming forge of life
    Our fortunes must be wrought;
    Thus on its sounding anvil shaped
    Each burning deed and thought.

    Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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    I can't stand poetry. I don't even know why this is called the SP Arthouse anyway. It should be Toolbox or something.

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