Poetry – Schmoetry
I have a confession.
I’ve never really liked poetry (with the exception of Slam Poetry). I think it might have something to do with trying to memorize ‘The Old Man and the Sea‘ when I was much younger. Something I failed miserably at, blocking the experience forever from my memory.
What poetry I’ve read, never seemed to get to its point, and that drove me crazy.
To the friends, family and others who write poetry, I’m sorry.
Last year, I found myself writing Poetry. I will state up front, I have never been poetically inclined (My creative writing teacher in school, had nothing good to say about my poetry). Now, I’m finding joy in the concise application of words and phrasing that express my moods and emotions.
I have received amazing support for my efforts. That support means so much to me.
While, I’m still not a fan of long poems, I am truly appreciating the word play and thought that goes into the pieces I am reading.
I have amended my attitude – Long Live Poetry!