When you are dissatisfied with the way everyone else has expressed something, you have to write poetry. Only poetry will do.
A poetry of dissent has to be counter-intuitive. Do you really want to produce a newspaper story chopped up and served as verse?
“When all that consoled consoles no longer
loneliness finds a room inside the one it knows.”
– Howard Altmann
Sometimes nature is truly the best poem.
Poets tend to run from Classicism, rather than towards it, believing it serves no purpose today. But Classicism has given us clarity, simplicity, proportion, perspective: all the virtues.
– by Hosho McCreesh
Sick of his own face,
sick of his skin, of the dark,
he crawls outside himself
a better poet than most.
Fragments of poetry by the ancients are evocative. Especially the . . . .
Less is always more. But you have to work through a library of ‘more’ to get the fine print that is the ‘less’.