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the rebirth of a dormant ideaGlenn Peirson: physician, musician, poet | Glenn Peirson: physician, musician, poet
My concern is ugliness not the exploration of such for poetic purpose nor the need for all poetry to be beautiful but rather the objective of ugliness for its own sake whether salacious, violent, abusive, degrading to spirit exploitive, harmful, absolutely non-edifying and sadly, as a bottom line, evil I decry the poem that espouses this ugliness, in all its guises, manipulative masks, its sheer ugliness We poets cannot tolerate ugliness as an object and we must reject evil as a place of poetic residence, though not as part of a cadenced, explorative journey Poetry is about beauty, pure and complicated the unfolding of a flower the rebirth of a dormant idea the retelling of tragedy to Shakespearean intent the revealing of personal scars which give access to the ineffable from "Some words are not for poetry" in I am Keats as you are