Written by Hernan J MonzonApril 15, 2014 Great Poetry Good poetry is clever. Great poetry is truth. Advertisements Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading... 4 thoughts on “Great Poetry” I would go further. Some well-acclaimed contemporary poetry seems to me to be striving to be clever, for example as if the poet has entered a competition to stuff as many unusual metaphors and similes as possible into a given number of lines. I don’t even call that good. Reply Me neither. It’s just becomes a convoluted pointless mess and the reason why poetry is so often misunderstood. What’s the point in writing something that nobody will understand? Reply Brilliant. “What’s the point in writing something that nobody will understand?” Amen. I pray my work is at least understood…even if it is not the most technical or seems amateur…..I just want my heart to always come through. Love this Hernan. Reply And it does, Skye, always. I agree: the simpler the better. For me, the simpler the shorter the better. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (required) (Address never made public) Name (required) Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change ) Cancel Connecting to %s Notify me of new comments via email.