An Ode to Poetry Analyzation – Because I loathe it.

To me, analyzing someone’s poem to prove to others how well you get it is equivalent to smooshing a cake and calling it delicately beautiful then selling it to a bride-to-be. I believe poetry is to be enjoyed for what meaning you give the words or how their sound makes you feel. I just made this up. Enjoy. Or analyze. Try me. 🙂

Ode to Banal

Tender swan cuticles braze the badger’s breath,
Slowly the lofty leaves lift up to the sky.
The rain comes.
Droplets droop draped dreams,
The sun hides.
Hot dog, taco, bean curd pie,
Let the baker tell his lie.
In the field lies the toad’s trodden path,
Followed e’er near the pond’s fronds’ edge.


4 thoughts on “An Ode to Poetry Analyzation – Because I loathe it.

  1. Love this. I remember thinking (along with millions of others) that The Dresden Dolls’ “Coin-Operated Boy” was about a vibrator. Amanda Palmer says it isn’t. I say this dichotomy can thrive: the writer writes, the reader reads, and much of the delight is in bringing one’s own experiences to both reading and writing.

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    • Thank you for sharing your experience! I had a different take on that song back then and if I were to listen to it now, I might find some other nuance. I believe that the ability to interpret on multiple levels is what makes good writing timeless.


      • Absolutely. I’m often quite cryptic, which means many meanings (or simple confusion :P) can be commonplace. Sometimes I take the concept of a double-entendre and bastardize it into a variety show of weirdness.

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