Re: Is Poetry for Cowards?



I never understood poetry in English class. And a few years back…I started to suspect that nobody really understands poetry…because maybe there’s not much to understand. By their nature, poets are vague. They want to share their thoughts and feelings…only maybe they don’t REALLY want to share their thoughts and feelings (for whatever reason)…because if they did, they’d just say what they have to say in prose. No sense beating around the linguistic bush.

Just a theory. Maybe I just came up with it to justify my own lack of understanding. Easier to place the blame elsewhere…