On My First Foray Into Poetry

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New paper books!  I’m trying to read more poetry.

Okay, I lie, I never read any poetry so it would be impossible to read more. So correction: I’m trying to get into reading poetry. I’ve read a few so far from the book of love poetry (I hate that pink cutesy cover) and am really enjoying it. I was always intimidated by poetry, thinking that I wouldn’t understand the meanings or imagery or some of the archaic words used by older classical poets.

As it turns my fears were all well-founded, but  I don’t really care. ‘Cos people? I’m not being tested on this. It is entirely okay for me to read a poem simply because I like the sound the words make in my head, and the rhythm they beat out in my heart.

 

 

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2 comments

  1. lol If you didn’t read any poetry, it would definitely be possible to read more, it’d be impossible to read less! Good on you. I bought some poetry books when I was in Powell’s City of Books in Portland last spring. Still haven’t cracked them open. 😉

    1. Lol I see what you mean. Just didn’t want to give the wrong impression that I was a poetry aficionado! Well, fall is around the corner — good time to crack open a poetry book and curl up on the sofa with a cup of tea, no?

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