Discovering the Relevance of Words
I’ve been buying so many incredible poetry chapbooks as of late, and it’s starting to remind me of why I fell in love with words in the first place – so many emotions built into simple lines, punctuation that drives home meaning, a spoken word artist who is able to give the same power on the page as they do on the stage.
I love words – obviously, or I would never have started this site. I love the way an author can play with a line, or a stanza, or a bit of enjambment to force you into a certain state of mind. The perfectly placed hyphen, or “but” or semi-colon or line break, that just leaves you breathless.
We’ve had this type of question before, but it’s what we’re here for, and it’s something that is immensely important to us, to our readers, so I don’t mind having it again.
Question of the day:
What is your favorite poem? Please copy and paste, or type it into the comments section. This can either be your favorite piece by your favorite author, or your favorite out of the pieces you yourself have written.