What is the shortest poem?
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For me a piece of music that is in actual fact silence is in some ways an intellectual statement, that's not me saying it is intelligent because it's not. Music or sound we perceive through hearing which is a sense, there are other factors that determine how we additionally perceive it but ultimately it is down to the sense of hearing, so silence is the exact opposite of that and not a minimalist version of it. A minimalist piece of music could be two notes played simultaneously an octave apart or a note and its perfect fifth played simultaneously, or a three note melody that was a palindrome, I can see/hear how these can be interpreted as a statement with some kind of meaning, whereas silence is the antithesis of sound/music. 

Poetry doesn't seem to have that possibility of an antithesis... Ah actually I've totally lost the thread of what I was originally meaning, but I'll still post this anyway, I may get back to it... I was going to say something like a poem is not one sense like music or a painting is, you can read a poem, you can hear a poem, you can feel a poem... actually, what is a bloody poem? Ultimately there has to be some level of intellect that has to interact with whatever it is to be able to say ah ha. The I with the thumbprint was the one that I thought did the job the best, is it a poem or a good idea? Who knows... I once saw a piece of 'art' in which a man had blood taken from him safely over a period of time then had a cast made of his head, filled it with the blood and froze it, took the cast off and then presented it as an art piece. Is it art?? It certainly was a really good idea, but it was a good idea that I could have had and done and I am rubbish at art.

When I start writing these things I have a thought but then I get so easily distract... ooh look butterfly!!
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What is the shortest poem? - by RiverNotch - 06-04-2016, 02:21 PM
RE: What is the shortest poem? - by ellajam - 06-04-2016, 07:54 PM
RE: What is the shortest poem? - by RiverNotch - 06-04-2016, 08:04 PM
RE: What is the shortest poem? - by ellajam - 06-04-2016, 08:42 PM
RE: What is the shortest poem? - by ambrosial revelation - 06-04-2016, 09:31 PM
RE: What is the shortest poem? - by RiverNotch - 01-29-2017, 02:46 PM
RE: What is the shortest poem? - by QDeathstar - 06-04-2016, 09:40 PM
RE: What is the shortest poem? - by Rogo - 01-16-2017, 05:33 AM
RE: What is the shortest poem? - by RiverNotch - 01-27-2017, 12:18 PM
RE: What is the shortest poem? - by CRNDLSM - 01-28-2017, 09:45 PM
RE: What is the shortest poem? - by NobodyNothing - 01-29-2017, 01:47 PM
RE: What is the shortest poem? - by kolemath - 01-29-2017, 08:23 PM
RE: What is the shortest poem? - by burrealist - 05-16-2017, 06:57 AM
RE: What is the shortest poem? - by QDeathstar - 05-17-2017, 03:12 AM
RE: What is the shortest poem? - by burrealist - 05-17-2017, 06:51 AM
RE: What is the shortest poem? - by QDeathstar - 05-17-2017, 10:02 AM
RE: What is the shortest poem? - by burrealist - 05-20-2017, 03:51 AM
RE: What is the shortest poem? - by Lizzie - 05-20-2017, 08:36 AM
RE: What is the shortest poem? - by nibbed - 05-20-2017, 06:59 AM



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