for writers and readers….
Poetry is one of the most fugitive arts: it can be assigned to memory, taken and hidden in the mind, smuggled into smoky cabin back rooms, recited there and then conveyed only by speech to another person. It is therefore the most likely to survive colonization.
A Critical Companion : Poetry, Prose, Interviews, Reviews and Criticism
Photo credit: Reese Beaux
this is so true
I guess for all of us poetry is also our first introduction to the power of words – from nursery rhymes to pre-reader books that had rhythm even if they didn’t have rhyme. I never mastered it myself, although I love reading it.