3 10 Reasons You HATE Poetry
poets. Because if you pick up any of those 17th-
century poets, you’re bound to hurt
your brain. Also?
They’re boring as all hell
. Why would anyone put themselvesthrough that kind of torture?
You ask, “But isn’t William
Blake, like, famous and stuff?
Sure, but he’s guaranteedto give you an intellectual concussion if you’re not
accustomed to the work of that era. Instead, pop the top onsome more poets with more modern sensibilities and relax.
Good poetry won’t wear you down.
It feeds your soul in away that nothing else does.
t doesn’t make sense.
Look at it this way. Some of you listen to some prettywacky musicians like Tori Amos, Kate Bush, The CocteauTwins, Lisa Gerard, or even foreign bands like Rammstein orthat crazy Jay-Pop chick with the big eyelashes. Or opera.You have no hope of ever understanding that lot, but youlisten to them all the same
. It’s because you
like thesound of the music, right? Think of poetry that way. Evenif
the overall concept doesn’t click, you’ll like the“music” of the words and images.
As T.S. Eliot once said
the dude who wrote the poems that inspired the