Doesn’t Nnyone Want Regularity Nnymore?
Where’s gone the meter?
I can’t find the rhyme - inner or outer?
Thematic material usually meaningful,
Often important, I have to admit -
So we’ll skip that critique.
Syntax? Well, I can accept unformed sentences –
Part of the license poetic. But why
Waste the time
When the poem
Is an appellation for prose, actually
I want, no, I need
A nice, friendly,
To learn from, take some pleasure in,
Not knocking ‘noodle’ to hell,
And/or busting a gut
Just to figure it out.
Scuola di Atene (School of Athens) -- Raphael
[For centuries word-things, called poems, have been made according to primary and defining craft principles of, first, measure and, second, alliteration and rhyme. Word-things not made according to those principles are not poems. -- Michael George Gibson, Queen’s English Society]
Spiegel Blutort (Mirror, Blood Red) -- Gerhard Richter
[There is poetry in everything we say or do, and if something is presented to me as a poem by its creator, or by an observer, I accept that something as a poem.-- Poetry Society]