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How do you feel about poetry?




VotesAnswer
18I like it.
13It depends on the poetry/poet.
10I'm indifferent toward it.
10I like writing poetry.
7I like some poetry but not most.
6I don't understand most poetry.
5I love it.
5I like most poetry, but not all.
4I dislike it.
3Here's my favorite poem:
2I hate it.
2Here's a list of my favorite poets:
1Other.


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Jody
posted 23-Jan-2007 9:03am  
Well-crafted poetry is a joy to behold. Poorly crafted poetry hits me like nails on a blackboard.
judgescratch
posted 23-Jan-2007 9:06am  
I'm indifferent toward it.
judgescratch
posted 23-Jan-2007 9:08am  
Also, though, I did go through a Rod McKuen phase in my early 20's. Gutsy confession, I know.
Enigma
posted 23-Jan-2007 9:28am  
Some poetry I like more than others. I don't wax philosophical about any of it though and I'm not going to pretend I do.
Galomorro
posted 23-Jan-2007 11:02am  
I hate it. It's too abstract for me. Doesn't make sense. I can't feel it nor understand it. That's one of the things that discouraged me when I was a kid and wanted to be a beatnik when I grew up. I realized I could NOT get into poetry nor bebop/modern jazz like they were said to be into.
LindaH Silver Star Survey Creator Survey Qualifier
posted 23-Jan-2007 11:18am  
Depends on the poetry.
What Jody said.
Liss
posted 23-Jan-2007 1:33pm  
I love it. I love writing it. Sure, it depends on the poet, but it's the same with a lot of things. I like to listen to music but it depends on the band/artist. My favourite poet is Edgar Allen Poe. This is Dream Within A Dream, by him:


Take this kiss upon the brow!
And, in parting from you now,
Thus much let me avow--
You are not wrong, who deem
That my days have been a dream:
Yet if hope has flown away
In a night, or in a day,
In a vision or in none,
Is it therefore the less gone?
All that we see or seem
Is but a dream within a dream.

I stand amid the roar
Of a surf-tormented shore,
And I hold within my hand
Grains of the golden sand--
How few! yet how they creep
Through my fingers to the deep
While I weep--while I weep!
O God! can I not grasp
Them with a tighter clasp?
O God! can I not save
One from the pitiless wave?
Is all that we see or seem
But a dream within a dream?
Amanda
posted 23-Jan-2007 2:14pm  
I like writing poetry. It depends on the poetry/poet.
Zang
posted 23-Jan-2007 2:40pm  
I like poetry. Some stuff a lot more than other stuff. It's really hard to say whether I like "most" poetry or not. There's stuff I like a lot and some stuff less so, and some not much at all. I tend to read stuff that I know I will like because I like that poet. So it's all a matter of degrees and I haven't read nearly enough outside of my primary favourites.

I don't recall ever writing much poetry outside of school. There's been some surveys here where we were requested to write a poem and I did. That's probably the only stuff I've done since high school. I've written song lyrics, which are like poetry, but not really.

Favourite poets:

Greg Corso
Dylan Thomas
William Butler Yeats
Arthur Rimbaud
Guillaume Apollinaire
Charles Baudelaire
Allen Ginsberg
Lawrence Ferlinghetti
E.E. Cummings
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Edgar Allan Poe
Leonard Cohen

Favourite poem:

Stars

Central the hole of creation
Escape hatch from impending light
Uncreatures of space leap out
-Vivid fossils embedded in the night

Greg Corso (1962)
thecomic22
posted 23-Jan-2007 4:37pm  
I write sometimes
ausfox
posted 23-Jan-2007 5:10pm  
I like it. I've tried writing some in the past, but I'm not too good at it.
RGirl
posted 23-Jan-2007 5:44pm  
I like writing it but I have to be in a sort of poetry zone and it has been a long while since I've written anything. It depends on the poetry/poet. I don't like a lot of poetry.

My favorite poem is The Goblin Market by Christina Rossetti..
http://users.crocker.com/~lwm/goblin.html
kirst
posted 23-Jan-2007 7:26pm  
I like poetry although it does depend on the poet/piece. I used to write a lot of poetry although I haven't written any in a lot of years. My concentration at Brown was English and American Literature and I was in the Honors Program for Creative Writing (poetry). I also completed an Elementary Education Certification Program in conjunction with Wheaton College at the same time and started every game (Women's Ice Hockey) for 4 years. (I was the goalie.)
llamamama
posted 24-Jan-2007 12:07am  
It depends on the poetry. It doesn't have to rhyme but it has to sound good. And it can't be too long..or written by annoying kids.
cabinfever
posted 24-Jan-2007 1:17am  
I like some poetry. I prefer the stuff that rhymes and has a good rhythm. I've written a few, but never submitted anything. I'm not a real fan of the really 'out there' stuff or the ones that have all sorts of weird metaphors.
they Survey Central Subscriber
posted 24-Jan-2007 3:59pm  
"A poem is a naked person... Some people say that I am a poet. "
cloudhugger Survey Central Gold Subscriber
posted 24-Jan-2007 7:45pm  
Indifferent. I used to like it, now it's painful for me to listen to. I have a few friends who are into it heavy, and they start spouting off their work and it pains me to be polite and listen. I find myself going far far away when they start. I instinctively know when to clap or smile and nod.
Wackadoo
posted 25-Jan-2007 12:39pm  
I love poetry that inspires thought or feeling.
cerealkiller Bronze Star Survey Creator Survey Qualifier
posted 25-Jan-2007 1:50pm  
Poetry sucks.
Iseult
posted 25-Jan-2007 2:05pm  
I like some types/styles/movements. I really like the Romanticism in English poetry. My favourite English-writing poets are William Butler Yeats, Lord Byron, and Samuel Coleridge.
From Latin poets I like Catullus. I don't believe in reading translated poetry, however, I am not impartial to Schiller.
JessicaWoman99 Double Gold Star Survey Creator Survey Qualifier
posted 27-Jan-2007 12:37am  
I do love poetry and I cannot think of anything right now
Gomezy3k
posted 28-Jan-2007 11:05am  
I like it and even occasionally write my own poetry. I find I write best when depressed which sucks... LOL
shorty189
posted 3-Feb-2007 6:07pm  
I like it, if it is deep and in English. I don't like shakespeare, even thjough he is great, he's not my taste. I write some though.
Enheduanna Survey Central Subscriber
posted 6-Feb-2007 3:27pm  
I like it, but I don't love it. There are many poems that I think are wonderful, but there are many more that I don't like. It's not a genre that I really have a lot of patience for. If I have to work too hard for it, I'm less likely to enjoy it.
hypersky
posted 6-Feb-2007 10:11pm  
I don't get most poetry. I like words and I like playing with words, but the mechanics and dynamics of poetry are beyond my reach. I can't seem to find poetry that reaches out to me; it's either too flowery or too depressing.
blondie20
posted 22-Feb-2007 12:59pm  
I like it.
kitti723
posted 21-Mar-2007 5:31pm  
I like to read it, I like to write it, but I don't like to share it with others as I often feel like they don't appreciate it the same way I do. It is a personal experience.
Charly
(reply to judgescratch) posted 21-May-2007 11:56pm  
I too must confess to enjoying McKuen for a brief time, What can I say? It was the seventies.
Charly
posted 21-May-2007 11:59pm  
My favorite poet is Dorothy Parker. I also like Edgar Allen Poe, Don Blanding, Edgar Lee Master and Alfred Tennyson.
judgescratch
(reply to Charly) posted 22-May-2007 11:11am  
Yup.
Crayons
posted 19-Aug-2007 3:20am  
If I write it or enjoy it, it probably rhymes.
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