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What We Do To Poetry

During that journey from kindergarten through high school we lose all those fans of poetry, and the answer is simple. It happens because we stop writing, reading and performing poetry and just focus on dissecting and analyzing it. We chop it up into pieces.It is reading by autopsy! We can no longer hear the rhythm and rhyme. We lose the pleasure that comes with performance. We seek only hidden meaning and obscure symbolism. Poetry in such an environment becomes dull and tarnished. The fans begin to drop off…
We have lost sight of the fact that we learn to write by writing –and by writing we arrive at understanding.”

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