Like this, or: Just so?

There's no point, I suppose, to po-
etry... as I well know... it's not go-
ing to break down the bor-
ders 'tween the owned and the hoar-
ders, wiping asses with it ~ just so!

59 thoughts on “Like this, or: Just so?”

  1. I don’t quite agree, of course but I still think the form is intriguing and the poem, slightly comical. I find Poetry almost magical, it’s a form of art and is always original, there’s something for everyone, it can encourage one or make them feel worse. It’s a beautiful and pure form of expression, and one that anyone can do.

    1. Well, I will say that no one poem expresses the entire breadth of my opinions on a given matter… but the part of me that questions the point of all this writing asks: “how is world suffering reduced by my words?”

      1. Well, there’s always a second side to everything and an art form echoes only it’s creator’s mind, not the world’s. Reducing world suffering begins with one person. Help one person, and then another and so on. I think reading or writing has a profound impact on people, rather than making an instant change, it sows the seeds of change that gradually grow. Good things take time. Maybe the change won’t happen in one’s lifetime but it eventually will. Just my thoughts thoughπŸ˜‚

        1. Well, writing for sure has an impact on me, and I imagine it does on most writers (I hesitate to say ‘all’, but… well… probably all).

          Of course I agree that reading what others write changes people – but I don’t think that means that every writer succeeds at that in a significant way, by any stretch of my imagination.

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          1. I agree that every writer doesn’t succeed but there are ones that do. And their words and stories do bring about change, raise awareness about global issues, why, if it’s a scientific paper, we might even learn something about the universe! Writers write in different spheres, change takes place in those fields. I can’t say much about world suffering as a whole, but I think without words, we would be suffering a whole lot more.

  2. Now there’s an idea! I wish my tp had scribed poems to read. πŸ˜‚
    If that is the fate of our words, I suppose it could be worse – as we saw how valuable tp was a few months ago. 🧻 Our poems may not “break down the borders ‘tween the owned and the hoarders,”
    but let’s keep writing and trying anyway! (great lines btw)

  3. Extrodinaire, Brandon Leak, it feels like the messenger has come for modern society, finally, pathfinder to the world stage.
    Because of other poets will find their way there……breakthroughs
    Poetry is exactly where it belongs.
    Amazing

      1. We never get the live broadcasts of America has talent or any of these shows. So i usually stumble across the ones that capture me or as i am prompted. I will surely follow his road to winning the show. Can you believe a show his lecture hall. An amazing poetic curriculum for teachers of poetry.

      1. I think poetry has gotten a bad name recently because some of it is incoherent. Also it’s not seen to have any β€˜value’ in terms of creating wealth for anyone. But there are more important kinds of wealth than the material. Sorry, I will get down off my box now!

          1. How many people do you know who read poetry regularly, outside of this community? Maybe you know a lot, but I know hardly any. It used to be a major part of most societies, like Netflix is now, I think..

                1. Hmn… but I think it was long before Netflix that it lost its popularity. As a child in the 80’s and 90’s, I don’t recall poetry being considered ‘hip’.

                  Although – now that I think about – just this year, the winner of America’s Got Talent was a poet – for the first time ever!

                    1. I loved this conversation… and the poem that generated it… and David, you might like to see fun movie called A Knight’s Tale (speaking of Netflix :)), if you haven’t already. Chaucer is a character in it (also the movie takes its title from Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, though the plot isn’t the same), and I think it gives a great (and comedic!) depiction of some the role that poets used to fulfill.
                      https://www.netflix.com/ca/title/60020626
                      :)) xoxoxo

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