April is National Poetry Month–and I don’t care!!

Here’s the thing… I don’t like poetry. I know I’m “supposed” to.  But I don’t.  I try to think of myself as a writer (although what that means is beyond me).  I work for an educational association devoted to literacy. People at work are ga-ga over poetry, literature, etc.  My dad’s girlfriend is even a published poet.

But I have never been able to get into it.  I can appreciate a beautifully written piece of prose that has “poetic” qualities.  I love song lyrics. I like dirty limericks (ha ha), but the whole idea of poetry just makes me cringe a little.  Maybe I haven’t read enough of it.  Or maybe it’s too intimidating, with all the metaphors, interpretation, etc.  I can understand complex issues in novels, though, so what is it about verse that makes me want to pull my hair out??

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One response to “April is National Poetry Month–and I don’t care!!

  1. the cosmos is big poem

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