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BY RUI CARLOS DA CUNHA
The whole thing about poetry . . . it doesn't need to be explained. So many people have their own slant, their own point of view, whether or not they read or write in verse. Defining poetry, its rules, becomes a medieval lesson. Let it be. When we hear or see poetry or the poetic, we know it by experience. Primers on poetry are still useful now if a bit dated in concept and approach as time reimagines language daily. What we pour into the empty vessel is an echo chamber of voices found in allusion. We are historically caught up in a game of call and response. So to offer authority to something so simple in art and yet as complex as desire, the shock of the new is beauty reconstructed as a poem. Why not just let the people speak?