walk out, don't run : antipolarity

ars poesia



~ imPRESSions ~


Author's Notes/Comments: 

Either way, the moderators are the ones shot by either side of the spectrum.

But we still work at bringing polar opposites toward a central goal. Such is life.


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patriciajj's picture

You make an astute and clever

You make an astute and clever case for the validity of both styles and everything in between with the words:


"soul of each poet

heart of each poem

elevated in poetry"


I've appreciated a wide variety of styles, and what you described was always the common ground: it simply moved me.


A great opening for a discussion. Deftly penned as always.


crypticbard's picture

It is my hope that validation

It is my hope that validation be given at every quarter, dear poet. A long standing criteria in the recognition of poetry is the elevation of language and from whatever end of tthe socioeconomic strata and their corresponding use of language, as they express that elevation of heart and soul through articulation then poetry results. Thanks most kindly.

here is poetry that doesn't always conform

patriciajj's picture

I completely embrace your

I completely embrace your egalitarian ideals for poetry and all forms of art. A worthy goal, well stated. 

Starward's picture

The first stanza describes,

The first stanza describes, quite succinctly, the horrible attacks upon the Poetry of T. S. Eliot, Wallace Stevens, and Vergil; among many others.

Enjoy effulgent days, and exquisite nights,

unto the exultations of Heaven.


crypticbard's picture

Thank you kind sir. And such

Thank you kind sir. And such attacks, whichever direction that they may be made are what this expression is about. We all have personal preferences but that should never be the reason for demeaning or ostracising what is not to one's personal taste. What may not be our proverbial cup of tea is definitely rightfully someone else's.

here is poetry that doesn't always conform

Pungus's picture

Fanspin fun

I think my favorite factor about your poetry is not only that I get to research new definitions- and thereby receive their ribbon-wrapped playthings of epic insightful clarity- but I actually am drawn to do so because your flow is just that good. I'm curious though, is the title a suggestion to someone specific in mind?

I never dreamed what it would be like

To cherish a creative son -Imagination

crypticbard's picture

oh that, anyone in

oh that, anyone in particular? It's always first and foremost to myself and secondarily to anyone who has found themselves on either end of the polarisation. For me to write to someone in specific it would have to be a less 'political' topic and definitely not on a poetic but more direct fashion. Smile




here is poetry that doesn't always conform