Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Poetry Packet!! Your driving me crazy!!

I never thought about the depths of poems or even poetry for that matter. I knew that people wrote about how they felt but I never thought about all the creative ways it could be done. Reading this poetry packet has shown me that poetry does not have a traditional form or flow. poetry is what the writer wants it to be. For example, "Dream Cycle", is short and direct but the context of the poem doesn't just show you that, you have to analyze it and pay attention to the structure and flow of the poem. Whereas "Susan Howe" poem is scattered all over the page, without many sentences, not ones that I could read completely anyway. Both poems required me to do some thinking just as the whole packet did. This packet is driving me crazy, I never thought I would have to put in this much work to write a poem let alone read one. This is going to be one heck of a ride for while we are doing poetry, so bare with me!!

1 comment:

  1. Great, yes there is often more to it, though sometimes you can just enjoy the words even if they don't make a lot of sense. Maybe say a bit more here.