The Great Poetry Disconnect

Poetry is one of those things one hates or loves, and even that is a strange variable because the very ones who claim to abhor poetry can spend an hour selecting a greeting card unaware they are really searching for the perfect verses or poem. Apparently, even the haters have a need for a poem every now and then, so how then did the great poetry disconnect happen?

As late as the 19th Century, poetry was a treasured reading venue. It slowly fell from favor in the 20th Century, and became an obsolete art form.  It is for this very reason ‘poetry appreciation’ is taught in schools. There are many things one can say in a sentence or through the written word, but if the message has to be distinctive and sparkle and shine, you need a poem. These are mine, and they can be purchased at:

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