Poetry is pretentious junk

GouletGoulet Posts: 918
edited December 2003 in Poetry, Prose, Music & Art
ha ha ha har har
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  • BinFrogBinFrog MAPosts: 7,290
    You forgot to add that poetry is also "Self-reassuring, ego-boosting and pretentious, but hopefully heartfelt and unapologetically bombastic"
    Bright eyed kid: "Wow Typo Man, you're the best!"
    Typo Man: "Thanks kidz, but remembir, stay in skool!"
  • coleencoleen Posts: 938
    WOW...speechless really...

    any more you care to share? please, please, please?
  • BalkiBalki Posts: 50
    i like the rally!!!
    "Don't Be Ridiculous"
    ~Balki Bartokamous

    "Some people have taken pure bullshit, and turned it into gold."

    "Call out the instigators, because there's something in the air..."
  • actaloactalo Posts: 29
    Poetry does not have to be pretentious; it is only the “poetry scene” which has deteriorated into an abysmal paste of cynics, self-loathing whiners who have recently run out of scapegoats and of course; pretentious worms. So cheer up! Quality is interpretation.
  • i don't think poetry, or it's "scene" is pretentious at all...

    i think it's an experiment with language... all those ppl trying to describe or re-describe what's been written umpteen million times...

    i went to a layperson's reading and the support was amazing, all around...

    i think poets rule

    (ooops, i'm a poet... guess it is pretentious....)
    Nosotros nunca escuchamos la voz adentro
  • seekitseekit Posts: 73
    maybe junk sometimes, i know i don't pretend for anyone w/my words, sorry your posting awoke me.
    Seek It
  • most is, but i don't think it has to be. as long as it's honest.
    There have been shows where maybe the whole first half of the show my eyes have been closed. and then you'll look out in the crowd and there'll be somebody totally lost in their head, in exactly the same place you're in. That, to me, is the essence of music

    ~Jeff Ament
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