Maja is right that in this highly paced technological society we are in danger of losing our ability to pause and savour experiences, whether this be the reading of poetry or the appreciation of a flower.
The quote by Charles Darwin, at the end of the post is interesting.
As much as I do believe that technology has given us a lot – a sort of commodity and easiness in our lives, it is also taking from us. We are becoming more accustomed to live fast, do as much as possible while some little enjoyable things flash in a split second, that we are forgetting how they used to feel.
Scrolling down the silver screen, just superficial browsing of information without any deeper thought of what we are actually reading has transferred also on other types of written media. When it comes to poetry – it does require your whole being’s attention.
As discussed here on why people don’t like poetry, I want today to offer you some pointers that might help you enjoy reading poetry even more and discover other poets who’s work sometimes stays undeservedly neglected.
- Read the poem more than once. If possible, even try reading…
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