poetry

Why Poetry Matters – 7

3 Comments

Here’s contribution #7 on “Why Poetry Matters” that was submitted for the poetry and wine giveaway last month. The randomly chosen commenter received a copy of L.L. Barkat’s InsideOut: Poems, and the winner of the 100-word statements on what poetry matters received a copy of the poems and a bottle of Sineann wine.

Reading this one, you’ll see how I struggled with determining the best contribution. From Jim Allman (the scop) at diatribalArts:

Why Poetry Matters

I walk around as though I’m welcome here—as if I know this place; only to discover I haven’t been looking closely enough. It is an Elfland world with giant beanstalks and straw spun to gold, of wicked stepsisters and witches with a taste for children. There are monsters everywhere and only magic can challenge them. Poetry is flush with this type of magic; it defies monsters but also helps one to recall those too infrequent moments of waking wonder. Poetry is necessary because we must all feel out of place here, and because we must survive it—thriving—too.

Your Comments

3 Comments so far

  1. nAncY says:

    a walk in wonder

  2. Kathleen says:

    Wow. ‘Poetry is necessary” This is so true.

  3. Poetry can conjure. . . and just sweep you away.


Share with our Community

Post a comment

Take How to Read a Poem

Get the Introduction, the Billy Collins poem, and Chapter 1

How to Read a Poem by Tania Runyan

Free with tweet

Poetry at Work Day is Coming!

Poetry at Work, the book. FREE.

Poetry at Work Book

Poetry at Work Day is coming in January, and we want to make it easy to celebrate.

So, for a limited time, you can get a FREE ebook copy of our helpful title, Poetry at Work.

We'd love to hear how it changes your day—and your work life.

Poetry at Work Mug. $13.99 poetry at work mug

Follow Poetry







StumbleUpon Button

Tweetspeak RSS Feed

Google+



Categories

Supporting You

support the arts threesome

Seeking support for your online presence? We can use the power of our 4.3-million-impression-a-month platform to influence on your behalf.

Support the arts, and let the arts support you

Poetry for Life? Here's our manifesto on the matter...

Poetry for Life: The 5 Vital Approaches

Help make it happen. Post The 5 Vital Approaches on your site!

All top
I am

© 2014 . Powered by WordPress.

Daily Edition Theme by WooThemes - Premium WordPress Themes