Poetry can go in the writing or reading thread.
I don't see why it would need it's own thread when it has such a limited stand alone interest and usually crosses over with one of the two other active threads.
Not complaining. I just think this thread will end up dead. Could be wrong but I doubt it.
Poetry for me seems more succinct and interesting compared to full-blown books or a page of rhyming text. Edgar Allan Poe is a great source of poetry. It never outstays its welcome and you always get the chance to learn a new word or two.
"The Book of Disquiet" is poetry to my soul
All poetry but "golden" authors like Pushkin, Poe, Shakespeare appeals to people with certain interests/tastes. Due to poetry "speaking to the soul" it's really hard to advice something, so, read-what-you-like applies to poetry really well
I climbed to the crest,
The sun lay west
Like a crimson wound:
Like that wound of mine
Of which none knew,
For I’d given no sign
That it pierced me through.
They fuck you up, your mum and dad.
They may not mean to, but they do.
They fill you with the faults they had
And add some extra, just for you.
But they were fucked up in their turn
By fools in old-style hats and coats,
Who half the time were soppy-stern
And half at one another’s throats.
Man hands on misery to man.
It deepens like a coastal shelf.
Get out as early as you can,
And don’t have any kids yourself.