Runboard.com
You're welcome.
Community logo


runboard.com       Sign up (learn about it) | Sign in (lost password?)


 
libramoon Profile
Live feed
Blog
Friends
Miscellaneous info


Global user

Reply | Quote
Poetry festival takes over Buenos Aires


"Poetry is a genre that has proved over the years to be more a living organism than merely a style. While its use at first was simply to put words together in a musical-enough way so that the oral tradition would be kept alive, the beginning of the written word wasn’t strong enough to kill it. Similarly, as times have changed and artistic movements have become more easy-going, so has poetry, which was once thought of as a style meant exclusively for the elite. Poetry is today a form of writing chosen by academics and people living in slums alike. In accordance to that, Aráoz also mentioned how pleased she was that Sao Paulo was this year’s guest city, since its saraos “are so in keeping to the path we are trying to take that it is as though the planets aligned.” Poetry is like a chameleon, a living organism that adapts itself to everything history throws its way. Its power of survival is remarkable, but not quite surprising. After all, poetry is nothing more than the most naked reflection of its writers, an honest account of whatever feeds on the insides of its makers. It is inevitable to think that there is no need to understand poetry for it to understand us. As Araóz said, “when we read, we recognize ourselves in others, we get to the core of who we really are.”

 [sign in to see URL]
May/3/2014, 10:53 pm Link to this post Send Email to libramoon   Send PM to libramoon Blog
 
Christine98 Profile
Live feed
Blog
Friends
Miscellaneous info


Global user

Reply | Quote
Re: Poetry festival takes over Buenos Aires


I love this: "there is no need to understand poetry for it to understand us." Thanks Libra!

Chris
May/4/2014, 3:15 pm Link to this post Send Email to Christine98   Send PM to Christine98
 
Terreson Profile
Live feed
Blog
Friends
Miscellaneous info


Global user (premium)

Reply | Quote
Re: Poetry festival takes over Buenos Aires


Now this is good stuff.

Tere
May/6/2014, 9:01 pm Link to this post Send Email to Terreson   Send PM to Terreson
 


Add a reply





You are not logged in (login)