‘To The Society of Classical Poets’ by Steve Johns The Society March 13, 2013 Poetry To the Society of Classical Poets, The website you have is great for starting poets. I don’t know what I would have done without your help. I can be called a poet because of your help. May your anthology be filled with great poems, And may you prosper for selecting my poems. There’s much that has to be done in this field of work. Most people cannot comprehend this field of work. Poetry is written for all the world to see. Many believe that anything written can be Called poetry for the sake of posterity. Well, let me inform you that prose and poetry Are opposites of each other and cannot be Be the same thing. To say that there’s prose poetry Is like saying that there’s a color called “black white”. It’s preposterous; black is not the same as white. Black cannot be white, white cannot be black. They are Opposites of each other. To people who are In the opinion that free verse is poetry, Metered verse is the true source of good poetry. Steve Johns is a poet and playwright living in DeKalb, Illinois. Views expressed by individual poets and writers on this website and by commenters do not represent the views of the entire Society. The comments section on regular posts is meant to be a place for civil and fruitful discussion. Pseudonyms are discouraged. The individual poet or writer featured in a post has the ability to remove any or all comments by emailing submissions@ classicalpoets.org with the details and under the subject title “Remove Comment.” Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Related Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.