Michelle Murrish

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February 13th, 2014 by Michelle Murrish

Why Poetry?

Many people don’t understand the allure of poetry.

Maybe the disdain comes from the painful way high school english teachers force us to suffer through the mandatory poetry section each year, picking poems over our heads and so old  that we couldn’t understand the language? Maybe they haven’t found their style of poetry? Each poet has a unique voice and style. I admit I am much more comfortable reading contemporary poetry. I also prefer poems that are anywhere from 1 to about 40 lines longs. I don’t have the endurance for too much more than that.

I think Poetry is for everyone, but maybe every poem isn’t. Hopefully, those who think they don’t like poetry will keep testing the waters, because I’m sure one day they will find the poet who speaks to them.