Monday, September 27, 2010

I Hate Poetry

Multiple meanings, metaphors,
allegories, archetypes,
symbolism, similes,
and biographies.

The writer writes but
doesn't say what he says,
doesn't mean what he says and
doesn't say what he means. He
doesn't mean what he means,
at least superficially.

Someday I'd like to read a poem
that is right there on top,
floating, on the surface
without digging deep.
Is it possible
to be poetic
without
being
cryptic?




2 Comments:

Blogger Rita Xavier said...

Pretty darn good, Carrie!

September 27, 2010 8:13 PM  
Blogger Wayne said...

You have summed up my feelings exactly about poetry and short story writers. A little mystery is OK once in a while, but some are so elusive that I don't think they even know what they are trying to say or imply.

September 28, 2010 4:33 AM  

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