Wednesday, April 16, 2008

In the begining...

I've had two realizations today. I'll start with the most dramatic...

Realization 1: I'm completely sick of not understanding poetry. Totally fed-up, done, kaput, finished, ready for something new! Just the very idea that a man (or woman) can discover something insightful or beautiful, horrific or true, bury it in a landslide of words and make it completely disappear makes me uneasy to say the least. The only cure for this uneasiness comes in blowing away the dust and revealing these "meanings" for what they are. I need to know what these people are trying to say and why they said it like this.

I like understanding. It's just who I am.

Realization 2: Everyone else is getting a blog and I want in on the fun (on a not completely unrelated note I actually did once before try the blog experiment as a protest against an unfair regime).

All this combines to one simple fact.

I've decided to create a blog for the furthering of poetry comprehension among High School students everywhere (not least of all myself)! I want to create a place where we can all come together and share our favorite works, discuss what we don't understand, and well, even occasionally complain about how hard it all is.

The format for the little experiment is, at this point, by no means set. I think for now I'll just post a poem for thought, perhaps with a brief biography on the author, and open up the comment section for discussion! What don't you understand? What do you like? Dislike? Which influences do you think the author was under (if you know what I mean) when he wrote this piece?

Anyway, this has been long winded enough! Hopefully the whole project will round out with time!


1 comment:

Trudy Gine said...

hi.. i just want to let you know that i enjoyed your blogs haha. some are really funny =))