prompt #13

Wednesday, June 2, 2010
What’s your favorite poem? (And if you don’t have one, why?)

gosh, how i wish it was june 2 again.

my favorite poem. i actually did not like poetry when i was in high school because i hated analyzing them. i used to say why not enjoy them for what they are, instead of figuring out the hidden meaning or whatever? but that’s only because i could never get the hidden meaning! we had this huge book of british poetry we had to read for ap english and it was very difficult for me. and then we had to write our own! it was so hard for a wordy person like me. when i took creative writing class in college, our first assignment was a poem, and seriously, mine read like a story. the teacher teased me for being too wordy. i’m sure i could’ve cut out half the words in the poem but then the flow wouldn’t have been there, that i wanted. but then again, i guess poetry is not all about the flow, is it? it’s the imagery. and i have a hard time with that.


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