June 30 at the SI Part 2

Once Renee went to the front of the room, we were asked to rate our relationship to poetry. Are you fearful? Are you ambivalent? Are you embracing? I said I am an Embracer. Here are sentences I heard during the presentation:

~Poetry helps teach empathy.

~Poetry is both oral and aural.

~Language is a code.

~Symbols are a shimmering thing.

~Poetry is art that one can enjoy, but it can also be studied, interpreted.

~Narrative is an ancient art.

~Poetry has existed as long as humans have been around.

~Boy. I’m. Taking. Charge. Here. (This was new to me, but I don't get out much.)