Poetry is…

There’s as great a description of poetry as I’ve ever heard in Lena Dunham’s movie Tiny Furniture. It goes:

Poetry is a very stupid thing to be good at. Poems are basically like dreams –something that everybody likes to tell other people but nobody actually cares about when it’s not their own. Which is why poetry is a failure of the intellectual community.

I write poems. I share poems. I will continue to do so. That doesn’t make the above quote any less accurate.