I wrote a post not long ago on What is Poetry – you can read it here. And I continue to think about this. Poetry is so individualized. Not everyone likes the same style of poetry or even the same subject matter. Poems can take many forms – long and short – rhyming and unrhyming. I just wish people would give poetry a chance. I still think that many of us were taught in school about famous poems. But Dr. Seuss was a poet and many children’s books involve poetry at its best. I have been experimenting with many different forms – some I like and some I don’t.
Today I ran across a blog http://thepoetrybank.blogspot.com/2014/02/what-makes-poem.html?spref=tw (I was unable to reblog, but it is definitely worth a look).
So, what are your thoughts on poetry?