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I have never once read a poem and understood it.

>> No.11947224

You're not missing much. Poetry is garbage.

>> No.11947229

Try Charles Bukowski. Most peoples way in nowadays.

>> No.11949036

yeah know the feel bro

>> No.11949042
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>have to read every line 10 times

>> No.11949046
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Here's a nice straightforward one.

>> No.11949053

How about we give you some nice short poems and you can see what you think? Here's Ezra Pound's In a Station of the Metro
>The apparition of these faces in the crowd;
>Petals on a wet, black bough.
Thoughts on that? It's only two lines

>> No.11949072

>It made the slovenly wilderness
>Surround that hill.

Already lost

>> No.11949081

Try Rupi Kaur.

>> No.11949408

What about basic old message poems like "Invictus"?
That's a straightforward and meaningful one.

>> No.11949717

Damn, it's beautiful

>> No.11949731

most npc meme of all

>> No.11949775

You probably get a boner from reading instruction manuals, huh.

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>> No.11950697

the simplest poems are the hardest to understand

>> No.11950716

How shall I hold back my soul
from touching yours? How shall I raise it
over you to other things?
Oh, how I yearn to hide it in some
corner in the dark
in some forsaken place that would be still
while your depths light that fiery spark.
And yet, all things that touch us, you and me,
bind us together like a violin bow
drawing but one sound from two strings.
On which instrument though are we both strung?
And what violinist holds us in the hand?
Oh, sweet, sweet song.

Try this one

>> No.11950731

I kinda like it

>> No.11950767

500IQ poem.

>> No.11950780

I demand an answer to what this means.
Even when you google analyses of it there's no clear consensus. Is this just peak pseud posturing?

>> No.11950799

>poems are meant to be understood and not interpreted

>> No.11950921

Try some 16th century poetry, especially Spanish Golden Age.

Poesy was completely dead by the arrival of the 20th century.

>> No.11951484

Above the lakes, above the vales,
The mountains and the woods, the clouds, the seas,
Beyond the sun, beyond the ether,
Beyond the confines of the starry spheres,
My soul, you move with ease,
And like a strong swimmer in rapture in the wave
You wing your way blithely through boundless space
With virile joy unspeakable.
Fly far, far away from this baneful miasma
And purify yourself in the celestial air,
Drink the ethereal fire of those limpid regions
As you would the purest of heavenly nectars.
Beyond the vast sorrows and all the vexations
That weigh upon our lives and obscure our vision,
Happy is he who can with his vigorous wing
Soar up towards those fields luminous and serene,
He whose thoughts, like skylarks,
Toward the morning sky take flight
— Who hovers over life and understands with ease
The language of flowers and silent things!

>> No.11951497

canada's legalization of marijuana is starting to take effect

>> No.11951506

>poems are meant to be interpreted and not understood

>> No.11952104

It's about a jar.

>> No.11953339

how boring

why have poets if that's the case? why not just have a random poem generator bot churn out words?

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>> No.11953575

how we all make a poem

>> No.11953902

NEMESIS > everything else.

>> No.11955400

it seems pretty clear to me desu. it's about stratification through a center

>> No.11955714

The shit ones maybe.

>> No.11955719

That sucks lol

>> No.11955724

I like the original Resident Evil more myself.

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>> No.11955789

ok ok so what you are saying is I have to know hegel?

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>If - Rudyard Kipling
It's as straight forward as it is inspiring

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I resonate with this. Do you also have to look up the “meaning” of the ending to almost every movie you see?

I wish I had the sensitive mind of an artist and not a cold, calculating STEMfag

>> No.11955866

nothing wrong with that

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