Katherine (marmal8) wrote in lx_arena,
Katherine
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Since I'll be teaching poetry, here is a poem.

Poetry: An Introduction

Poetry
Like rap
Is meant to be read out loud.
It is meant to be shared
Sensed
Felt.
But we lock it up in books.
We restrict it to printed lines on pages
Add punctuation
And line breaks.
We count syllables
Proclaim patterns
Discuss slant rhyme
And assonance.
Asinine.
A poem is loud
It is vital
It is spoken if not sung
If not screamed.
Deliver me from your treatises
Your scholarly papers
Your dissection of rhyme and meter
Your classification of metaphor and simile
And onomatopoetics.
Breathe me simply:
A poem.
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