Wednesday, January 26, 2005


What is Poetry?

From Lee Upton's interview over at Here Comes Everybody:

How would you explain what a poem is to my seven year old?

"I have my own seven-year-old. When I asked her to tell me what poetry is, she said, “It doesn’t have to be true. It can be something like, ‘The lamb cried Help!’ It’s words kind of like what God uses. And there’s detail.”"


That'll do. I'm sticking this one up on my corkboard. Thanks.

Dick Jones (Patteran Pages)
I think so, too.

I do believe I have a new favorite definition of what poetry is...and I don't even know the name of the person who said it...
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