What the _____ Man? Poetry Again? (Poetry Marathon 2022 – Hour 8)

What the _____ Man? Poetry Again? (Poetry Marathon 2022 – Hour 8)

People think that poetry as an art form has died
There is nothing left to say after you get rid of rhythm and rhyme

Stream of consciousness writing creating structural associations
That only the writer, if anyone, truly comprehends (TS Eliot tried to crawl
his way out of this conundrum or perhaps paradox)
Modernism, post modernism, surrealism, impressionism, expressionism
Abstract impressionism, abstract expressionism, realism, super realism
Deconstructionism

As analytic devices are fine to comment on other forms of art
But poetry by definition

Needs structure
As certainly maintained by anyone who has ever and only read Trees by Joyce Kilmer

What is poetry after all but words on a page
People think that poetry as an art form has died

As analytic devices are fine to comment on other forms of art
Are the words too hot to touch after prosody is cancelled (or should we say eliminated, or should we say no longer needed once writing was invented)
Have you ever tried to memorize ee cummings

TS Eliot had his comings and goings, and had his women coming and going (was
there a pun involved?)
Would he really have been happier living at the bottom of the sea?

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