Re: RE: Modern Poetry

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I think a lot of this stuff is put together by people who want to be creative, but quite frankly aren’t.  Or they may just be too lazy to take the time to put together something truly good.

Modern art can follow much the same route.  I once saw a stack of newspapers tied together, titled “Stack of Newspaper”, and sold for thousands.  This was not art to me.  It was a stack of newspapers.

Modern poetry can be very good, but too many people fall back on the “You don’t have to understand it.  It’s supposed to be confusing” excuse for not putting forth the effort to come up with something truly unique.  If confusion is the emotion you’re wanting to convey, okay.  Job done.  If you’re just wanting to make yourself look smarter by making other people look uneducated, just stop.