What if we were all poets?

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Registered: 01-20-2004
What if we were all poets?
Wed, 07-03-2013 - 1:35pm

"What if everyone were overjoyed to explain complex ideas to other people? What if we all sought to find how the familiar and comfortable connects with the strange and uncertain? What if, approaching the world as if we were all poets could unlock a vibrancy within our individual lives that rippled the still water that binds us all?"

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I'm particularly fond of the first line. I think it wouldn't hurt for everyone to have a little bit of poet in them. Life would be more interesting!

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Registered: 01-28-2000
Sun, 07-07-2013 - 11:40am

You've asked a very provocative question. Of course, that's what many poets do.

But some poets just describe their own bleak, hopeless outlook, and I think life would be very annoying if we were all like them.


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Registered: 06-13-1999
Fri, 07-26-2013 - 12:41pm

I couldn't agree more, Roberta!

"It is with a strange malice / That I distort the world." -- from The Weeping Burgher by Wallace Stevens