Saturday, March 5, 2011

On Poetry...

"We don't read and write poetry because it's cute.  We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race.  And the human race is filled with passion.  And medicine, law, business, engineering, these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life.  But poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive for."  Dead Poet's Society
So you tell me: Why do you read poetry?
"If I read a book and it makes my whole body so cold, no fire can ever warm me I know that is poetry. If I feel physically the top of my head is taken off I know that is poetry. These are the  only ways I know it. Is there any other way." Emily Dickinson
When you encounter poetry how do you do? Is it like music that is "all around us and all you have to do is listen" as said in August Rush, the movie? Do you get swept off your feet like you just found new love? Does it give you a rush in your head, goosebumps on your skin?

1 comment:

  1. Good poetry gives me chills. Bad poetry just makes me sick. But when the rhyme, the rhythm and the words are perfect, then I feel taken out of myself into a place where words are the creation and the creator, and the word is the action is the image.