Will someone please tell me what the deal is with poetry? I just don’t get it. It always seems like poets just take a long sentence, write the words on different lines and call it poetry. And the more vague the sentences are , the “better” the poem. At least rhyming poets make an effort.

Take, for example, this poem written by Kurt Vonnegut about Isaac Asimov, or any sf poetry for that matter. Vonnegut is a good author but a lousy poet.

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