Friday, 31 August 2018

Pamela Mordecai : part four

What do you feel poetry can accomplish that other forms can’t?

Poetry is formally concise, organic. If rhyme, rhythm, diction, word play combine to make a poem memorable, those same things, knitted together in a relatively small space, make a poem portable in ways that fiction never can be. The best poetry can bind like a spell, a chant, magic and so you remember it and carry it with you, like a talisman.

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