The Poetry Question

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QOTD – How Do You Feel About Poetry?

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In its inception, the poetry question was simple: is poetry relevant in the 21st century.

Through our meandering exploration of the written word it has become more… or less, depending on your perception.

Recently, Chris started a segment called “How does so-and-so feel about poetry?” in which he asks celebrities the question via twitter and posts their 140.  The responses have been beautiful, fun, funny, creative, insightful and wonderful– especially the words from Jon Favreau (the speechwriter, not the Swinger).

I feel that poetry is everywhere; everything is poetry.  Life is poetic if you allow it to be.  The world is poetic if you look for it.  Seek and ye shall find.

The way you speak, the words you say, the way you move is your poetry.

I not only feel poetry is the most important thing we do, I contend it is all we do.

QOTD – How Do You Feel About Poetry?

About Jamaal

Lover of words, liver of life, director of theatre, keeper of keys and grounds at Hogwarts. Twitter: @JamaalAllan

One comment on “QOTD – How Do You Feel About Poetry?

  1. Sahm King
    October 13, 2013

    I like your stance: “I feel that poetry is everywhere; everything is poetry. Life is poetic if you allow it to be. The world is poetic if you look for it. Seek and ye shall find.”

    I feel that there is a struggle in the world of poetry – in the art form itself. On the one hand, you have the academics. On the other hand you have those who wish to express themselves for the sake of expressing themselves. On a third hand, yo have those taking advantage of how “easy” writing poetry is; writing poetry for the sake of capitalism (which is not a bad thing so long as one has very thick skin).

    One gentleman mentioned to me on my blog that he felt that people are…afraid to critique. I think it’s true. I think it’s true because we’re not all after the same things. The academics don’t need critiquing; the expressionists don’t care for opinions; the capitalists are going to do what they do.

    I feel that poetry is at the edge of a precipice, an art form that, be it not for people pushing their works, seriously and not just with the intent to make money, poetry would likely be dead.

    That said…I love poetry. Without poetry, I’d be angrier person.

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