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Thursday, July 5, 2012

A Thing or Two Kay Taught Me About Poetry

I learned more about poetry
From reading Kay’s
Recent marketing report
Than I ever heard discussed
In the college classroom

For amidst all her talk
Of branding and
Similar jargon
As a certainty
She said and I quote

Positive perceptions of poetry
Include the belief that
Poems can help you
Better appreciate
The world around you
They can make you laugh
Or cry out loud with
Insight or pain
And most of all
They can help you better
Other human beings
As more than similar to self
Than by custom one had
Been led to believe
Was the case

Poetry’s most essential task
Being to abet the self
In loosening
Its tight grip
A message very close
To the heart
Of all art and


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