“Intellectual Snobbery and the Poetry Police” by DENavarro

A timeless classic.  Please excuse the formatting issues. It is a WordPress “reblog” and apparently they have not worked out their internal glitches.

K Morris - Poet

Intellectual Snobbery and the Poetry Police by DENavarro

A while back, I had a run in with the Poetry Police. I got pulled over for excessive adjectives. The officer liked my poem but wrote me a ticket for too
many modifiers. He said it was necessary if I wanted to be a serious poet.

Bah! I had to laugh, which confirms that I am not a serious poet, but rather a seriously lighthearted one. In response to my poem, Symphonic Forest, the
gentleman wrote:

Essentially, I like this poem. However, it gets bogged down and diluted a bit with the use of too many adjectives. Wordiness might be forgiven, given the
nature of a symphonic score in terms of notes. But the thing about telling rather than showing is that it leaves very little space for the reader to expand
his/her participation in the art of reading poetry.

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  1. NavPoetry said,

    September 6, 2017 at 4:34 pm

    Glad you enjoyed.

  2. September 6, 2017 at 12:32 am

    Its nice to meet the poet who created the article I shared on my blog. Kevin

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