This interview reminded of the flexible power of poetry to connect to people from all different histories and upbringings. Poetry can serve as a silent or aural means to bridge a proverbial gap between the people of our constantly more complicated world. As Elizabeth mentioned, there is little room for lies and twisted truths in poetry, as each poem stems from true emotion or experience from either the writer or the speaker, or at times a combination of both. It is, in essence, pure. It is raw, regardless of it's subject or perceived audience. I loved Elizabeth's comment on words that "shimmer". To me, there exist many such words of power that seem to give off an audible shimmering aura when spoken aloud. Although these words exist across all of literature, only poetry, meant to be read aloud, can truly exhibit the prowess of words.
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