There’s the idea that poetry as any art can’t really be defined as “good” or “bad.” It’s an entirely subjective process based on the reader’s experiences and taste preferences. Whatever that reader brings to the table, will color how s/he sees this work.
We all know someone, who absolutely abhors poetry. Doesn’t get it all. Thinks the entire process of writing a poem is a waste and wonders why people just don’t write what they mean in plain English. Why all the dramatics that a poem holds? Why say one thing, but mean another? Why speak in layers?
These two ideas have brought me to today’s topic: What makes “good” poetry? Does it exist? Is there something that marks a text as universally good? Is that what makes a poem popular decades after the initial publication? What do you guys think?
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