View Poll Results: Do you read poetry?

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  • Yes, quite frequently

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    Re: Do you read poetry?

    Quote Originally Posted by nyggus View Post
    Actually, I've never written any poem in English. I am rather eager to learn if people read poetry or not, and I am not going to claim that if one reads poetry or not is good or bad or that is says something about this person. Not at all. I just want to know the general tendency of contemporary human towards this. And I don't care if this is poetry in English or in any other language.

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    I think that people today are so occupied by so many activities to spend time on reading poetry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blouen View Post
    I think that people today are so occupied by so many activities to spend time on reading poetry.
    Which is sad... Politics and news, money and a career, a job and trends, these are things that count nowadays. Family and philosophy of our life, and poetry, and such things, unfortunately, don't. Which is sad...

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    I think reading poetry is dull. You really should be listening to poetry. It's so much better when the poet reads it to you.

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    I think reading poetry is dull. You really should be listening to poetry. It's so much better when the poet reads it to you.
    Well, I don't agree with you. Of course this is a matter of taste, and you know the saying that there's no accounting for taste. I agree with it in 100%. These two kinds of poetry and their interpretations are very different.

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    I just think it's like reading a joke or a script to a play. I can be good, but it's much better to see it performed.

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    I just think it's like reading a joke or a script to a play. I can be good, but it's much better to see it performed.
    No way! Most of poetry is not written to be sang. And I don't agree with the opinion (I'm not saying this is your opinion) that poetry should be beautiful. It can express many various messages, some of which need not, or even must not, be conveyed in a beautiful manner.

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    #27

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    To me it's the same as the difference between read a script and watching the play, or reading some jokes and watching a comedian. It can be quite good, but there really is no contest as to which is best.

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    Quote Originally Posted by I'm With Stupid View Post
    To me it's the same as the difference between read a script and watching the play, or reading some jokes and watching a comedian. It can be quite good, but there really is no contest as to which is best.
    Still can't agree with you. Scripts are written in order to be used for plays. A joke usually does not stand alone, it must be told. But most of poems are written with a purpose of being read, not performed anyhow. You could say that it's like a potato: you can't eat it unless it is prepared somehow. You would be true, but it's potato, and potatoes do have to be prepared before eating, exactly as scripts, which are written to be used for plays.

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    I do. And I read poetry very often). But only in Russian or Ukrainian. Not in English.

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    #30

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    I got a book titled "The Comtemporary American Poets: American Poetry since 1940".

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