The Boredom Criterion (2015-02-21)
I’m sure the majority of people would say the reason they don’t read poetry is because it’s boring. Good poetry, of course, is the opposite of boring, but it often requires some effort on the part of the reader to appreciate it. (Most good art does.)
But my point here is that, yet again, scribblers don’t understand that the converse doesn’t have to be true. They seem to think that by writing something ‘difficult’ to understand, they must have created a poem.
(Image credit: Earl Grey)