Why people don’t like poetry?

Why people tend to loose interests in Poetry. Find out why…

Business in Rhyme


This essay is inspired by some of the recent comments in this post. And it made me think: why  people really don’t like poetry? What is it that keeps them away from maybe not writing but from reading some really exquisite pieces by poets from all around the world?

The usual answer is something like “Poetry is boring”, “I don’t understand it”, “It’s waste of time”. So I wanted to explore this topic a bit further.

If we look more deeply around us, we can notice that people have very little time to appreciate art in general. This fast paced, consumer oriented society has trained us to want everything now and here. An instant satisfaction, an instant thrill, an instant experience: not allowing our biological system to perceive with all its senses; truly absorb our emotions and simply feel.

Life usually demands of us high level of practicality, logical and factual…

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4 thoughts on “Why people don’t like poetry?

  1. Je pense que la poésie est partout…
    Tout dépend de notre regard posé sur les choses, les gens, la nature, les couleurs…
    La poésie peut rendre beau ce que nous ne regardons plus, elle impose un imaginaire qui parfois peut troubler.

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