“Not A Thing For The Marketplace, A Thing For Its Own Sake”

Mark Yakich answered the question “what is a poem?” for the Atlantic: When we come across a poem—any poem—our first assumption should not be to prejudice it as a thing of beauty, but simply as a thing. The linguists and theorists tells us that language is all metaphor in the first place. The word “apple” …

creativedreadhead: the poem at the end of the world is the poem the little girl breathes into her pillow   the one she cannot tell   the one there is no one to hear   this poem is a political poem   is a war poem   is a universal poem but is not about these things   this poem is about one human heart   this poem is …