To be honest, I think I get what you mean about poetry.
Like, I love music. Paintings, digital art, basically visual things, I find those super neat if they're done well, or have a nice style to them. Other alternative arts even, like sculpting, jewelry making, carving, those are great. It's just poetry that never really got the same response from me.
I can appreciate some poems. Like lyrics, especially if they have a message or story in them (though most stuff by Jethro Tull is beyond me). But on the average day, I hear at least 10 songs, see a couple artistic images, maybe even see a physical thing, but I can go a month not hearing/reading a poem and I wouldn't notice.
I'm not trying to insult poetry or anything, don't take this the wrong way. Having tried in English class, I can safely say writing poetry comes no easier to me than understanding it, so I do appreciate that it's not an easy thing to do.
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