LarikaLarika Bibliophile
edited November 2018 in General Discussions
It's such a shame that poetry books are hard to sell. Poetry is one of the most underutilized and underestimated art forms in modern culture.There is a magic in poetry . A poet can create a metaphor that rouses our senses and shines a light into the dark corners of our hearts. Poets try to reach out to people. They want to communicate a feeling or an idea and they do it in a unique way. For my 21st Birthday I was asked what I'd like as a Birthday gift. Immediately I responded "The poems of T.S.Elliot, please."  I am selective about the poetry books I buy or borrow from the library. However I don't just focus on the great poets. At the moment I'm reading a poetry book which contains a selection of poetry written by modern poets. We have in our writing  group a gentleman who was short-listed to be Poet Laureate of Lincolnshire. (He just missed out!) I have bought several of his books. I love poetry. I only wish I could write it!


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